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We have dojo throughout NZ and Japan, run by world-renowned martial artists.
Importantly, we’re a non-profit organisation and our fees reflect that. We cover the essentials and our instructors are all volunteers.
We advocate for diversity and inclusion and offer a safe environment to learn. Find a dojo and start your karate journey today.
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Kyokushin (極真会) translates to “The Ultimate Truth” and is often referred to as the strongest karate.
The style is known for it's powerful strikes, intensive training and adaptability suited for practical fighting and self-defence.
Founded by the late Mas Oyama (大山 倍達) in 1964, Kyokushin today spans dozens of countries with millions of practitioners globally.
We are led by the founder of NZ Kyokushin, Hanshi Doug Holloway, who studied directly under Mas Oyama and setup the first dojo in New Zealand over 50 years ago.
Karate is more than a form of self-defence, it’s an intense form of training designed to improve stamina, speed, power, flexibility and pure strength.
It's also a workout for the mind, enhancing your instincts, tactical thinking, reflexes, self-confidence, and mental fortitude.
We strive for an unwavering spirit in the face of the unknown. We teach mindfulness and encourage a centered, balanced sense of self.