Welcome to Shizoku Martial Arts Karate club

We offer family friendly Kids karate classes, Youth karate classes and Adult karate classes in Christchurch & North Canterbury.
Book your complimentary trial class and experience our life skill focus martial arts classes.

Little Dragons 5-7 years

Youth 8-12 years

Teen/Adults 13+ years


Little Dragons 5-7 years
Youth 8-12 years
Teen/Adults 13+ years


St Andrews College
Little Dragons 5-7 years


Little Dragons 5-7 years
Youth 8-12 years
Teen/Adults 13+ years

Parents of students who are training are welcome to train with their child in their childs class. But note that the training provided will be at the childs level.

#1 Most popular Kids Activity in Christchurch & Canterbury region for 2019 & 2020

2020/21 New Zealand Prestige Awards Martial Arts club of the Year

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.

  • Learn valuable life skills such as confidence, focus, respect, goal setting, determination, failure, success
  • Learn Self Defence skills to last a lifetime
  • Get physically strongerTop 25 Most popular - Health 4 You
  • Get mentally stronger
  • Get Fit
  • Learn a Martial Art, Kempo Karate
  • Get a great workout for your fitness
  • Make new friends & have fun

Chris and his team provides quality training to the candidates. It's definitely helping my wee one to focus more and to build up strong determination .Thanks Chris.

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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

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Self Defence & Life Skills

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Fitness, Energy And Vitality

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Janey AvatarJaney

Highly recommend the Shizoku Martial Arts club.Sensei Chris has a great way with kids and my son has found something he loves doing. He has thrived since starting karate. They offer a free trial class which is great for kids that are unsure on taking that first step. We love the life skills goals which kids can apply to all aspects of their life even outside of karate.

Helen Oakes AvatarHelen Oakes

Great martial arts school! Chris works well with all ages and has a vast knowledge of the martial arts industry. I would highly recommend his school.

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Whether you’re looking for fun while working out, burn energy and receive proper training for yourself and for your children… then this place is for you. Your kids aim for the best, receive rewards for behaviour in and out of class, work hard for your next colour belt as a goal. For adults, you learn what the kids learn but a bit more intense than they would receive it. You get the Jack of all trades in these classes. There’s more than you bargain for and for a reasonable and affordable price. Not a single regret joining this club. Come and join or try the free trial class first and see how you go.

Martial Arts for all ages