Welcome to Shizoku Martial Arts Karate club

We offer family friendly Kids karate classes, Youth karate classes and Adult karate classes in Christchurch.

Martial Arts for Kids and Adults

Shizoku Martial Arts is a Christchurch karate club that uses proven street smart self defense techniques from around the globe. Combining techniques from Okinawa te Karate, Okinawa Budokan, Krav maga, Silat, Kali, Jujtsu and more to provide a system of effective techniques.

Practical & Effective

Too many Karate clubs and Martial Arts out there are consumed with techniques that while look really cool simply have little effective use in street application. What we do is focus on effective techniques that can be applied easily.

Essential Life Skills

Developing confidence, self discipline, focus and many more essential life skills are at the heart of what we teach. Martial Arts is so much more than just kicking and punching. Check out our Life skills program.

Why should you join our Martial Arts & Karate club.

Shizoku Martial Arts karate club is a Family Martial Arts club, its right there in our name, Shizoku = family. Our Christchurch based Karate club runs classes for all ages from our “Karate for kids” Little Dragons kids karate classes through to our senior adults karate classes. If your goals are to learn ways to protect you and your loved ones in today’s world, to get fit and improve your strength and stamina and be amazed at what you can achieve then you have come to the right place.

We aim to run a learning environment that provides you with a safe and fun way to reduce stress, create balance, and build valuable life skills with our simple and proven karate classes for all ages.

See what people say….

5 star review  I haven't done it but having trained under Chris in another style I know it will be great.

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Martial Arts for all ages


Over 20+

years experience

8 classes+

a week for our students

40 point

Life skill program for kids

Why do Martial Arts & Karate?

There are many benefits to undertaking Martial Arts. We have captured just some of them below. We recommend everyone should learn at least the basics in their lifetime. You are never to old or to young.


Sexual assault, criminal attacks, domestic violence and bullying are on the increase unfortunately and with a little bit of knowledge participants will be able to feel more confident and safer.

Fitness, Energy And Vitality

From a fitness perspective, the techniques practised during each class involve the use of every muscle and bone in the body making it an excellent all-over body workout. Involving the entire body also serves to develop balance, agility, coordination and flexibility.

Character development

Students will learn valuable life lessons that will serve them and those around them well in many aspects of their life outside the dojo. Especially for kids the notion of discipline, control and morale fibre are something we here firmly believe in.