Shotokan Karate-Do International Federation NZ
“Kara” is the Japanese for empty while “te” means hand and “Do” translates as the way, or path. Karate-Do is “The Way of the Empty Hand”.

Join Us!
So you have read about us and now want to give it a go?

What Happens Next?
How do I contact you?
You are more than welcome to give us a ring, text, or send us an email,
We will be teaching at these locations and at the times listed here so after you have booked an appointment to come to a training session, you can then turn up. Your first training session is completely free. After your first free training session we will discuss with you regarding joining and membership and give you information.

When is a good time to start?
Now! Don't procrastinate or you will always find an excuse. Simply come along to a training session and find out for yourself.

What should I wear?
Some loose fitted clothing, such as tracksuit pants, t-shirt or cotton jumper and bare feet. Finger and toe nails should be cut short.  (Shoes are not to be worn in the Dojo. You must not come to the dojo barefooted. Remove the shoes at the door before entering the Dojo. )  Also please remove any jewelry, watches , etc.) After a couple of weeks of training you will want to get yourself a Karate Dogi ( Karate uniform with white belt ) We can supply these for you so please ask.

Am I too old? Am I too young?
We suggest that once children have completed their first term of school, they are old enough to begin learning karate. Whilst you are mobile, you are never too old to start!

Karate is not a Sport but a Scientific Japanese Martial Art. It can be practised by young and old , it is not uncommon in Japan and throughout the World for Karate Masters to be still training in the eighties and nineties , link to the below Video shows an 88 year old Karate practitioner still practicing Karate at the age of 88.

What does it cost?
Please contact us and let us know as the fees are different for Juniors, Senior students and Adults. Fees are payable by terms or yearly, there are four terms in a year. Concessions are given to families on the fees if two or more members from one family join.