About Us.

Shizoku Martial Arts uses street smart self defense techniques teaching “Senshi no te” in line with the Te Kempo Jiu Jitsu organisation. Our aim is to provide our students with easy to learn and effective martial art techniques combined with essential life skills.

What does Senshi no te mean?

Senshi no te is Japanese for “the hands of the warrior”. The predominant techniques are with your hands and you are becoming a true warrior in spirit and body when training.

What does Shizoku mean?

The word Shizoku comes from the Japanese warrior class, formerly called samurai. It represents a group of people like minded in cause that stand by each other. Much like a family.

What does the patch mean?

Our patch also has special meaning. The Phoenix represents the uniqueness of Shizoku and symbolises the Strength and Power that this system has and it is a system reborn from many influences.The Phoenix symbolises rebirth and an unforgettable icon of power, strength and renewal. It is one of the four celestial animals that form Yin and Yang bringing balance, duality, assertion and action. It provides strength and resilience. All key facets in your training.

The Japanese kanji between the wings of the Phoenix represents two words. “Senshi Shizoku”. Literal translation is “Warrior Family” representing that we are all part of a family now of warriors in life.

Shizoku Martial Arts in Christchurch

We hope you enjoy your training and we are privileged to be part of your martial arts journey.

See what people say….

5 star review  Great school - the kids love training here.

thumb Danny Beckett
5/06/2016