Who are we?
The Waitakere Kyokushin Karate Dojo is not for profit, it is for your community! All teaching is voluntary, allowing fees to be affordable and profits to be put back into making Waitakere Kyokushin the best place to learn karate in West Auckland! We have classes to suit all ages and abilities, from kids karate classes to full fight training. Come along to the dojo to check us out or join in a beginners karate class.
Chief instructor Sempai Fiona Paine is a 2nd Dan black belt with over 15 years’ experience training in Kyokushin Karate. She began her training in Dunedin, training under 6th Dan black belt instructor Shihan Graeme Gavegan. Sempai Fiona opened the Waitakere Dojo in Glen Eden at the start of 2012. She loves teaching and sharing her knowledge and passion for Kyokushin Karate with her students. Sempai Fiona has been placed 1st in the MOKNZ National Championships Lightweight Women’s division twice and has competed in tournaments in Australia, placed in the top 3.
What is Kyokushin Karate?
Kyokushin Karate is a Japanese martial art developed by the late Sosai Masutatsu Oyama over half a century ago. Kyokushin is widely recognized as the “strongest” form of karate, due to its full contact style of fighting. Kyokushin Karate is a disciplined martial art with an emphasis on pushing yourself to your own limits. As well as teaching this effective form of self-defence, Kyokushin Karate classes at the Waitakere Dojo will improve the self-confidence, strength, flexibility, co-ordination and mental-toughness of students of any age or fitness level.Welcome to Waitakere Kyokushin Karate.
What is Mas Oyama Karate New Zealand?
Waitakere Kyokushin is aligned with Mas Oyama Karate New Zealand (MOKNZ) which has dojos all over the country. After joining the Waitakere Dojo you will also become a member of MOKNZ. Members are invited to attend many national events during the year. The North Island Raglan Camp, Novice Tournament and National Full Contact Tournament are highlights for the Waitakere Dojo. For more information on MOKNZ visit the website: www.kyokushinnz.co.nz