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.

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.


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.

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Come down and try a class for FREE

Select a Beginners class below:

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


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  Going to karate has had a massively positive impact on my 8 year old daughter and my 6 year old son. Sensei Chris focuses on key skills, like respect, that give the students self confidence and belief. My daughter has stood up to bullies based on the confidence that karate has given her.

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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.

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.