Students are taught to work hard on their bodies in the knowledge that the mind will reap the benefits later on. Even the unfit person can safely begin training and will soon enjoy the benefits through our specially designed programmes. Children aged from 6 to 15 years will learn age-appropriate, authentic karate. Belt promotions and sport karate activities are part of the junior syllabus.
Young people (6-15 years) learn self-confidence, develop character and a feeling for fair play. They enjoy the results earned through effort. Bullying can be a real problem; not only at school, but also on the streets - karate-do training helps our young people deal with such situations.For adults (16+ years) - it’s never too late. The desire to learn karate-do, or return after an absence, can be realised. Karate-do training is geared to your level of fitness, knowledge and ability. A typical class includes young and old, male and female. You are given every encouragement while you train at your own pace.
Chidokan was originally established in 1954 in Japan by Takeshi Sasaki, with his brother, Kiyoshi Sasaki, as chief instructor (Shihandai). The Chidokan Hombu dojo was situated at Nippori, Tokyo. Sims Sensei completed a full-time training programme there in 1967 and returned to New Zealand to introduce the Chidokan style of karate into the South Pacific region. The first Chidokan dojo to be established outside of Japan was opened in Auckland in 1968. There are now dojos located in West Auckland (New Lynn), South Auckland (Papatoetoe) and North Shore (Takapuna) - see Contact page for details. Chidokan NZ continues to maintain strong links to Japan and there are also Chidokan dojos in Australia, Switzerland and Canada, with affiliated dojos in Sri Lanka and India.
Shihan-dai Chidokan Hombu Dojo, Japan
Chidokan NZ Founder and Chief Instructor
Dojo-cho at Takapuna Dojo