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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.

Parklands
Little Dragons 5-7 years

Youth 8-12 years

Teen/Adults 13+ years

CHRISTCHURCH CLASSES

Parklands
Little Dragons 5-7 years
St Andrews College
Little Dragons 5-7 years
Parklands
Youth 8-12 years
Parklands
Teen/Adults 13+ years

WOODEND/PEGASUS CLASSES

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

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.

BEGINNER CLASS TIMETABLE

  • BEGINNERS CLASSES
  • Location
  • Little Dragons (5-7yrs)
  • 4 – 4.30pm
  • Youth (8-12yrs)
  • Teens/Adults (13yrs+)
  • MONDAY
  • Christchurch
  • 4 – 4.30pm
  • 5.15 – 6pm
  • 7.30 – 8.30pm
  • TUESDAY
  • Woodend
  • 6.15 – 7pm
  • 7 – 8pm
  • WEDNESDAY
  • Christchurch
  • 2.30 – 3pm (StAC)
  • 4 – 4.30pm
  • 5.15 – 6pm
  • 7.30 – 8.30pm
  • THURSDAY
  • Woodend
  • 4.30 – 5pm
  • 5.15 – 6pm
  • FRIDAY
  • Christchurch
  • 5 – 5.30pm
  • 545 – 6.30pm

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

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

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

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Grant Kennewell

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

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Jake Askew

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

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Tina Ledington

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

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Nicola Glassey

What a great place to learn Shizoku. Sensei Chris has a wealth of knowledge and experience. His passion to share these shines through in his teaching. Fully recommend to any children or adults who want to learn some great techniques and to have fun doing it while building self confidence and belief.

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Richard Anthony Cameron

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

Love love love this dojo! Could not have picked a better dojo to join ?? Sensei is awesome, down to earth and loves what he does. Very attentive and helpful to all students. Thanks for letting this crazy in your gym ? OSU!

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Annie Faith Mahe

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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Bex Roberts

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

Hey Sensei,
I wanted to thank you for the life skills you give the kids, especially Jacob in your karate classes...
Today Jacob encountered his first bullying experience at school. He had several kids (smaller than him) around him that were slapping, punching and pushing him around because he told them he was going to tell the teacher after witnessing his friend being kicked by them.
Jacob remained calm, told me he stood in an 'osu stance', and pushed them away just enough to get away to a teacher. He didn't want to hurt them as he easily could have but did enough to protect himself.
I'm pretty confident that without his karate training, he wouldn't have had that self defense reaction and could have possibly been hurt but he's come away from it with a great deal of pride in his actions... Skills of which he got from your class ☺️☺️

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Hayley Sutherland

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

Still not sure?

Don’t listen to the ‘I can’t’ in your head

Listen to ’I can!’

Because he only thing holding you back for achieving anything you want is yourself and your own doubts.
Stop doubting and start trying and see what you can achieve.

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

Doug Day Avatar
Doug Day