Welcome to JKS Christchurch. Osu!

Recognizing the evolving nature of the virus, we request that any student or parents / caregivers that have traveled to China over the holidays to self-isolate for 14 days from arrival into New Zealand before coming to or entering the dojo.
It has been recommended that you avoid travel to China or hosting family/friends who have recently returned until more is known about the virus and the full extent of the risk it poses.
For information on the Coronavirus, please visit the Ministry of Health website: https://stac.nz/MinistryHealth_Coronavirus.

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.


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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