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Our mission is to inspire people to be their best through life skills education and martial arts in a family friendly environment, all while having some fun.

#1 Most popular Kids Activity in Christchurch for 2019

Little Dragons 5-7 years

  • 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

Absolutley amazing karate class, Chris is a great teacher, thank you !

Nicola Glassey

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.

Bex Roberts
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Youth 8-12 years

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

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Grant Kennewell

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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Roderick Petre

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

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Clive Reed

Absolutley amazing karate class, Chris is a great teacher, thank you !

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Nicola Glassey

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!

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Belinda Clark

I toke my son to the opening night because he wanted to try it out because some of his friends were doing karate. He loves it and after watching him and how the classes were structure I have now join up and after my first class we both can't wait to go back.

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Jahmi Sheehan

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

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Doug Day

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

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Jake Askew

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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Glen Counsell

Great school - the kids love training here.

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Danny Beckett

positive review This is a fantastic club! I love the values it teaches my boys and the confidence it give them too

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Priscilla Freeman-Beaton

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.

Bex Roberts Avatar
Bex Roberts

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