Welcome to JKS Christchurch. Osu!


Come along and meet us for one week and the lessons are FREE! Click here to see our Dojo addresses and class times.

JKS Shotokan Karate, a globally recognized leading Shotokan Karate Organisation

Our goal is to teach a traditional style of Karate based on principles of respect (rei) and hard work with adding a flavor of Sports Karate.

Karate is great for children, adults and families, where respect, effort, commitment, self control becomes part of your everyday character.

Dojo location & Training times


The JKS Shotokan Dojo adheres and strives to attain the principles of Dojo Kun (precepts) by teaching and developing honesty, integrity, sincerity and mutual respect among the members. 

Below is a common western interpretation

1. Seek perfection of character
2. Be sincere
3. Maximum effort
4. Respect others
5. Refrain from violent behaviour

However true Japanese and translation can be seen and should be understood.

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