Mas Oyama Karate NZ

Welcome to

Mas Oyama Karate NZ Kyokushin Kaikan (MOKNZ)

With over 150 years’ experience between our leading three Shihans we offer highly qualified and internationally recognised instruction. They form a strong leadership team for New Zealand dojos. The MOKNZ Dojos throughout the country also boast highly qualified and experienced instructors.

What is

Kyokushin Karate

Kyokushin is often referred to as the “strongest karate” due to the advanced form of full contact karate created by the late Masutatsu Oyama. Kyokushin fighters are known world-wide for their powerful full contact fighting expertise.

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Where are our Dojos/Clubs based?

Where are our

Dojos/Clubs based?

Mas Oyama Karate NZ KyokushinKaikan has dojos throughout New Zealand, led by highly respected instructors who welcome new members and people of all abilities and ages.

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Upcoming Events

North Island Camp

15-17 March 2019
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Contact: Shihan Pablo Rickard
021 354 635

South Island Camp

5-7 April 2019
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Contact: Shihan Graeme Gavegan
021 472 778
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MOKNZ National Dojo Operators Meeting

12 October 2019
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North Island Shinza

2 November 2019
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How will

Kyokushin benefit me?

Kyokushin is more than just an effective form of self defence. It’s an ultimate form of fitness training providing an intense, full-body workout that improves stamina, speed, power, flexibility and pure strength. It's also a workout for the mind, enhancing your instinctual tactical thinking, reflexes, self confidence, and mental toughness. Kyokushin is designed to make you stronger, fitter, faster, and with more self-belief and self-control than you ever thought possible.

How will Kyokushin benefit me
How did Mas Oyama Karate NZ Kyokushinkaikan (MOKNZ) come about

How did

Mas Oyama Karate NZ Kyokushinkaikan (MOKNZ) come about?

We were the first to bring Kyokushin karate to New Zealand. In 1965 Hanshi Doug Holloway introduced Kyokushin karate training to New Zealand after returning from Japan where he was personally trained by Masutatsu Oyama. Hanshi Doug has continued to foster the art and it has risen from strength to strength throughout New Zealand. Hanshi Doug remains the chairman of MOKNZ, together with 7th Dans: Graeme Gavegan (South Island Branch Chief) and Mike Kenworthy (North Island Branch Chief), they form the leading executive of the Mas Oyama Karate NZ Kyokushin Kaikan.

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