.Sensei Donohue also became a Judge and Referee in the beginning years of full contact karate in Hawaii, refereeing fights with Monsterman Eddie of Chicago, Illinois and Victor Rapoza of Honolulu, Hawaii.
As his martial arts knowledge increased, Sensei Donohue began incorporating all of the best self-defense techniques into a self-defense system that is now practiced at American Karate Kai.
In 1994, Sensei Donohue Co-founded Kick Start Karate at the Honolulu Police Academy where educational guidance and character development through the martial arts is taught to youngsters ranging in ages 6 to 18. Nearly 1,000 students have practiced under Kick Start Karate since its inception.
Sensei Donohue has taught self-defense at Punahou Summer School located in Honolulu, Hawaii since 2001. In 2002, Sensei Donohue was inducted into the World Karate Union Hall of Fame as the Master Instructor of the Year.
In 2010, Sensei was certified in Target Focused Training, a system of self-defense which he employs in his self-defense classes.
Sensei is a member of the Athletic Amateur Union-Karate and the President of the Hawaii Kodansha Kai, an organization that provides Degree Ranking for students who practice the traditional Japanese or Okinawan styles of karate.
In 2000, Sensei was awarded the Outstanding Advocate of Children and Youth which was presented by Supreme Court of Hawaii Chief Justice Ronald T. Moon. In 1999, Sensei Donohue was presented with an award for his Dedication to the Art of Karate-Do presented by All Hawaii State Karate-do Championships Executive Member, Hanshi Chuzo Kotaka.