Sensei Proffit has been one of the longest training original members of the Henderson Goju Ryu Karate Club, starting under Shihan Dennis May over 23 years ago.
During that time Sensei Proffit has attended many training camps and Gasshukus all over New Zealand and has trained also many times in Tokyo and Okinawa.
In November 2000 Sensei Proffit was the coach to the Auckland Goju Ryu Karate Team that attended the 1st International Open Junior Karatedo Championship held in Matsumoto City, Japan where McKenzie Tuala-Pine won the gold medal in Kumite.
She has trained and been graded directly under Grandmaster Eiichi Miyazato (10th Dan) and now continues to be a senior instructor at the many dojos of the Auckland Goju Ryu Karate Association. She was recently graded to 5th Dan under Hanshi Kiichi Nakamoto.