Welcome to Shizoku Martial Arts Karate club

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

Shizoku Martial Arts karate club is a Family Martial Arts club, its right there in our name, Shizoku = family. Our aim is to Inspire people to be their best through life skill education and the martial arts in a family friendly fun environment.

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.

Reduce stress, create balance, and build valuable life skills with our simple and proven kempo karate classes for all ages.

We have been thoroughly been thrilled with Shizoku and Sensei Chris. The focus on discipline, self-defence and most importantly fun has positively impacted our son's behaviour at home, as well as at school. Sensei Chris is amazing and makes the class really fun. Highly recommended!

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You have selected the Little Dragons 5-7yrs Monday class at 4pm.
You have selected the Little Dragons 5-7yrs Wednesday class at 4pm.
You have selected the Little Dragons 5-7yrs Friday class at 5pm.
You have selected the Youth Karate Monday class for 8-12yrs at 5.30pm.
You have selected the Youth Karate Wednesday class for 8-12yrs at 5.30pm.
You have selected the Youth Karate Friday class for 8-12yrs at 5pm.
You have selected the Adults Monday class at 7 - 8pm
You have selected the Adults Wednesday class at 7 - 8pm
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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.

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.

Self Defence & 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.

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.

Belinda Clark AvatarBelinda Clark

positive review  So glad we were recommended Shizoku Martial Arts for our daughter! Constantly impressed by your positivity, encouragement, and warmth with our children. Your no nonsense yet fun approach is the perfect balance. I love the family, community feel at SMA. Thank you for sharing your passion!

Clive Reed AvatarClive Reed

Sensei Chris and Sensei Mike have created a great school of learning that has made learning martial arts accessable to everyone regardless of age and ability

They have developed their own unique style of teaching that is very effective , they listen to the students feedback and adapt accordingly - and are hugly patient for those that take a little longer to pick things up

reccommend SHIZOKU for anyone who wants to learn martial arts

Doug Day AvatarDoug Day

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

Martial Arts for all ages

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Over 20+

years experience

8 classes+

a week for our students

40 point

Life skill program for kids