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Welcome to our home

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the Christchurch Seido Karate Club. Training began here in 1965 and since then thousands of people have come through our doors to learn Karate. We would be delighted to help you on your journey. By visiting our site you have taken that most important first step. Please contact us when you are ready to take another.

Eiko Hanshi Renzie Hanham - 8th Dan Black Belt


About Us

As the longest continuously operating karate club in Canterbury we have a long and proud history. Learn about the World Seido Karate Organisation and our own dojo.

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Community Support

Since February 2021, Christchurch Seido Shibu has introduced a new class. The "Gassho class" meaning "gratitude" is a class which represents our connection with Hohepa Canterbury. 
Hohepa Canterbury is a disability support and service provider offering diverse living options, learning and activity programmes and community participation.  

The 10 week Gassho programme has been designed specifically for our Hohepa community and includes basic technique and karate etiquette. Gassho encourages those who are taking part to fully immerse themselves in a journey of learning new skills, having a sense of belonging and achieving their own personal goals. 
See page 4 of the attached link for an article on the Gassho Class written for the Hohepa Community Life Newsletter:

Make a start

It is as simple as walking through the door. We have people from all walks of life, all ages and stages. Our classes are designed to be accessible and experienced members will answer any questions you may have.

Beginners Class

Beginners Class

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If you’ve ever wondered what martial arts is all about or thought about starting, now is the time. We have a strong beginners’ programme.

If you have any immediate questions click on the link below.

You are never too young to start or too old to learn so what are you waiting for?


Starting something new can feel daunting. Find out a little bit more by reading these frequently asked questions.



Our instructors have years of experience and diverse backgrounds.


They are our strength.

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