Kick start your Karate journey today! 


Thank you for checking out JKS Karate, a globally recognised leading Shotokan Karate Organisation


At the JKS Christchurch Karate Club, and affailited dojo's, we practice Shotokan Karate-Do with the Japan Shoto-Federation (JKS) worldwide NPO organization under the leadership of Kagawa Sensei

JKS was originally established in Christchurch, New Zealand in November 2002 and now have 5 dojo's nationwide workeing collabratively to support all.

Our goal is to teach effective, advanced Karate, in a traditional method for children, adults and families, where respect, effort, commitment, self control becomes part of your everyday character.

The clubs Chief Instructor is Sensei Trevor Foster (5th Dan) and is supported by qualified instructors and our class schedule is below: 

Classes and Times :

           Where:  Wairakei School Hall, 250 Wairakei Road, Christchurch, NZ

           Junior Class 
             Monday and Thursday         6.30pm ~ 7.15pm Please note classes may run over time

           Adult Class (13 yrs +)
             Monday and Thursday         7.15pm ~ 8.45pm Please note classes may run over time

          General (4th Kyu and above) 
             Saturday (YMCA Bishopdale)   4.30pm ~ 6.00pm

Our club provides opportunity to experience Karate, within a safe yet tradional approach, and supported by JKS Honbu Dojo in Japan. We follow the principles of Karate ettiquette, students~the Dojo Kun and thus keeping within the Karate philosophy.        

  Start your journey now, just come along and watch a class!.


Sensei Trevor Foster