Yoshukai Karate has been practised at the University of Canterbury since 1978. We are a non-profit, volunteer organisation affiliated with Yoshukai Karate International. We are passionate about our martial art, and are willing to pass on our expertise to all who desire to learn.
Yoshukai Karate is built on the Japanese art of “empty-hand-fighting”. Punching, striking, kicking and blocking are the fundamental techniques practiced in kata (forms) and kumite (sparring). We perfect our technique through disciplined training focusing on physical fitness and flexibility, coordination and balance, timing, power and speed. Additional training in oriental weaponry and advanced self-defense are provided for advancing students
Our dojo rules are:
1) to uphold the dojo name,
2) to seek perfection of character,
3) to be faithful,
4) to endeavour in all things,
5) to respect others, and
6) to refrain from violent behaviour.
Consider joining if...
- You haven’t trained before but are interested in learning a martial art.
- You have experience and wish to continue karate at university.
- You are after a fun and challenging way to improve your fitness.
- You are looking for a fun and effective means of self-defense.
- You would like to challenge yourself with something new.
We hold an annual Easter Camp at Hanmer Springs, where students can meet and train with other students and senior instructors from Australia, NZ, and around the world.
We hold testings for grades at mid and end of year.
We hold a variety of social events throughout the year.
Training times till Christmas:
TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS: 5:30-7:00pm in a Drama Workshops (DW1 or 2) in the Jack Mann Building, on Dovedale Campus.
All you need is clothing suitable for exercise and a drink bottle and a willingness to be challenged!