Welcome to Seishin Ryu Karate NZ. Our mission is to give people an amazing experience in Karate- do. We can do this by providing quality interaction with all our students, parents, care- givers, friends, members and wider community. We are a family orientated club with a focus on cultural diversity, high- level instruction and plenty of good lasting memories. We are a friendly bunch with safe practises in mind.


Seishin Ryu Karate NZ believes that the family unit is the essential breeding ground for well- rounded and grounded people. Within this unit there are mechanisms that encourage, support, inspire, stimulate, motivate, provoke and when necessary, discipline or correct (this develops self- control and an understanding of boundaries or limitations). Whilst not trying to take over as ‘mum and/ or dad’ or care- giver, we believe that our environment should be a place that stimulates all those qualities that develop well- rounded and grounded people. We have a family orientated dojo and we aspire to reach into the lives of all people, not just the naturally talented person.


At Seishin Ryu Karate NZ we have over 50 years’ experience in martial arts in NZ and abroad. In this time we have built a credible reputation as a trusted, ethical and reliable club. We have also learnt some things along the way including how to provide a simple yet effective structure for teaching our system and style of Karate- do.
This structure is what we call, S.A.F.E™ which features four (4) key elements:

  1. SECURITY- teaching a range of traditional and modern self- protection techniques using Karate- do as the foundation
  2. AWARENESS- teaching people to know their immediate and wider environments and always staying alert, attentive and prepared
  3. FITNESS- teaching a range of relevant and effective activities and exercises that increase general health and wellbeing and survivability in threatening situations
  4. ESCAPE- teaching ‘escape’ or evasion as the first principle of self – protection so the individual is successful at staying alive
These principles of SAFE™ have been endorsed by Seishin Ryu Karate NZ, the NZ Martial Arts Institute and Seishin Kan Renmei, Japan. It is also compliant with section 48: Crimes Act 1961 whereby any type of self- protection must be pursuant to NZ Law and follow the principle of ‘proportionality’ (or equal measure).