Welcome to JKS Christchurch. Osu!

JKS Shotokan Karate, a globally recognized leading Shotokan Karate Organisation

Our goal is to teach a traditional style of Karate based on principles of respect (rei) and hard work with adding a flavor of Sports Karate.

Karate is great for children, adults and families, where respect, effort, commitment, self control becomes part of your everyday character.

Dojo location & Training times

JKS Christchurch Dojo Term Training times

Wairakei Dojo Location : Wairakei School Hall, 250 Wairakei road, Bryndwr, Christchurch

Saturday training classes to start soon – watch this space !!

News and Events

Kumite Guideline
Kumite Guideline

Covid-19 Kumite Guideline

Osu Everyone In light of the COVID-19 concerns, please with immediate effect, adjust all Kumite training as follows: Minimum 3 meter gap maintained at all times for • Sanbon Kumite • Gohon Kumite • Kihon Ippon Kumite • Jiyu Ippon Kumite No further free style or non predetermination kumite or any kumite that may have …

Kihon/Kata Guideline
Kihon/Kata Guideline

Covid-19 Kata/ Kihon guideline

Osu Everyone In light of the COVID-19 concerns please with immediate effect adjust all KATA and KIHON training as follows: Minimum 2 meter gap maintained at all times between students • Kihon • Kata No Team Kata with BUNKAI to be practced, that may have any physical contact, to be conducted until further notice Please …


The JKS Shotokan Dojo adheres and strives to attain the principles of Dojo Kun (precepts) by teaching and developing honesty, integrity, sincerity and mutual respect among the members. 

Below is a common western interpretation

1. Seek perfection of character
2. Be sincere
3. Maximum effort
4. Respect others
5. Refrain from violent behaviour

However true Japanese and translation can be seen and should be understood.

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