Christchurch South Shotokan Karate Club

At Christchurch South Shotokan Karate Club  we operate under the guidance of Japan Karate Shoto-Federation (JKS) Shotokan style of Karate.  We train with traditional methods to develop and create an effective martial art, emphasizing speed, strength, power and a range of techniques for every part of one’s body.  

We aim to provide the highest, most professional and advanced level of progressive Shotokan Karate training.



  • As training goes on and you progress, you will reap the following benefits
  • Build confidence, self-esteem and self-control
  • Be healthier in body, mind and spirit
  • Learn effective techniques
  • Learn discipline
  • Learn how to avoid getting involved in physical confrontations
  • Be less likely to abuse alcohol, smoke, or take drugs
  • Be more respectful towards yourself and others
  • Be regarded as a role model
  • Keep fit and healthy 

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Our Aim

We strive to be individually professional, respectful to all, and to be under the guidance of an internationally recognized legitimate and certified organisation who offer and support a high standard of world class and recognized instructor tuition, certification programs, tournaments and examinations, that ultimately benefit both students and instructors.

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It is expected that each and every student diligently apply themselves in class and practice the same between lessons.

We are not a baby sitting service and look to have support of parents to encourage self-discipline, commitment and genuine effort in the children’s karate journey. We ask the parents to support your child by watching, praising and to ask questions of what they have learnt and the meaning of the techniques. 

Such conversations will encourage passion and growth. This is good and will build knowledge and self-esteem. 

There is a strict code of conduct which everyone at the dojo must adhere too. Karate is more than just techniques, it is equally about character building. Karate always begins and end in respect ~ Rei.

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