Go-Kan-Ryu (GKR) Karate brings the Martial Art of Karate in reach of everyone, regardless of age or fitness levels. Our Founder and Chief Instructor believes that every individual can learn and benefit from Karate training.
GKR was established in 1984 in Australia, and has since become one of the world’s largest karate organisations, with thousands of students training throughout New Zealand, Australia, the United Kingdom, and Houston – Texas.
Classes are disciplined, yet fun, allowing the whole family to participate, learn and develop at their own speed. We start children from as young as 5 years of age, and our older students are well into their seventies. We believe that people of all walks of life can enjoy the many benefits that karate training offers. Karate is not just a great form of self defense, but provides all students the opportunity to enhance their character and develop confidence, focus and inner security. Above all, we teach in a non-contact environment to provide a safe training environment and to encourage self-discipline and control. Karate training allows you to improve your fitness while learning something valuable at the same time.
We run classes throughout the year across Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington and Christchurch, closing for a break only over the Christmas period. We run enrolments for school holidays, and also for school terms.