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.

positive review Sensei Chris and Paula have created an amazing club where kids not only learn great skills in self defence, they are encouraged to develop life skills in respect, leadership, commitment, hard work and have a greater self worth. I can’t believe the changes I’ve seen in my son who is a more confident, determined and respectful young man which has been further developed through the Leadership program he’s now in. The vibe of the club is welcoming, encouraging and run professionally, which shows by the number of new kids we see joining all the time. Thank you!!!

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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.

Grant Kennewell AvatarGrant Kennewell

Well done sensei Chris looks like things are looking and going well for u and your class.

Jake Askew AvatarJake Askew

Awesome place to train, definitely recommended for easy to learn and seriously effective martial art skills!

Tina Ledington AvatarTina Ledington

Fantastic Women's self defence class. Recommend them to anyone wanting to learn some techniques to save themselves.

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