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.

Recognizing the evolving nature of the virus, we request that any student or parents / caregivers that have travelled internationally to self-isolate for 14 days from arrival into New Zealand before coming to or entering the dojo, inline with NZ Immigration and Heath requirements.
For information on the Coronavirus, please visit the Ministry of Health website: https://stac.nz/MinistryHealth_Coronavirus.

News and Events

NEW Avonhead Dojo
NEW Avonhead Dojo

NEW Avonhead Dojo!

The Stavely street Scout Hall karate dojo will officially start on Wednesday June 11th 2020. This is specifically for 5 to 8 year old group. As is it new I expect it will be very small in class numbers so simply come along and give it a try. First 2 classes are free and after …

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 …

JKS Canterbury
JKS Canterbury

Canterbury Classic 2020

Here are some photos of the past Canterbury Classic held at Ara last 7th of March 2020. JKS Christchurch team got heaps of medals! Great effort everyone! Osu


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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