Welcome to JKS Shotokan Karate - North Shore

Based in Browns Bay, Hibiscus Coast and Takapuna on the North Shore of Auckland City, we are your local, family oriented and outcome focused Karate Club. We are passionate about teaching Karate to both children and adults, and at the same time, building their self esteem, strength and discipline.

Auckland is at Alert Level 3

All JKS Northshore clubs are closed for training due to covid level 4 - Training classes are been held online via zoom, Please contact for details

Is your child aged 5 - 8 years old ?

Why not sign them up for Little Tigers at the Browns Bay Dojo

Little Tigers - their focus and confidence both increasing.

Little Tigers - their focus and confidence both increasing.

Why JKS Shotokan Karate - North Shore

Mission Statement

The aims and objectives of JKS North Shore Karate club is to foster, administer and advance the art of traditional Shotokan Karate here in New Zealand.

Our goal is to teach, motivate, educate and guide our students and instructors while promoting exemplary ethics in Karate-Do.

We promise to do this through regular training of the highest order, course and grading events, special courses, and of course, competitions for both juniors and seniors alike.

Our classes are tailored for both young children, through to adult karate-ka at all levels.

Other Key Benefits

  • Build self esteem and self-control
  • Be healthier in body, mind and spirit
  • Be more confident
  • Learn effective techniques
  • Learn discipline
  • Learn how to avoid getting involved in physical confrontations
  • Be less likely to abuse alcohol, smoke, or take drugs
  • Be more respectful towards yourself and others
  • Be regarded as a role model
  • Keep in shape while having fun

JKS Shotokan North Shore team members at the JKS New Zealand Championships in Christchurch 2020.


Gilvan Lemos winner of the Overall Best Kata at the JKS New Zealand Championships in Christchurch 2020.

Success at the 2020 Karate NZ Championships

A strong team from JKS North Shore competed at the championships, distinguishing themselves with strong showings in Kata and Kumite.

We had medallists in Karate NZ Secondary School, Karate NZ Cup and Karate NZ Championships

Well done all.

Class Times

We have classes on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings, plus train on Saturday mornings.


We like to encourage families to train together and therefor have great family package deals available.


We have dojos in Browns Bay on Auckland's North Shore,
and in Hibiscus Coast.


There are plenty of reasons why people join our club - here are just some of them!


Mark Costello


I train with another small club but come to this one on Saturday morning for great intense 2 hour session for seniors.

Tracy Lawrence

Student and parent

I joined initially to get fit but have found that my co-ordination and memory have improved as well. I have found a community of people who make the days more enjoyable.

Aaron Marsh


I came to investigate what the club was like and havent left since! Sean is an incredibly talented, knowledgeable and caring sensei (teacher). If you're interested in martial arts and self defense in a nurturing environment that you can trust and become a part of a family of like-minded students then this is the place. And its fun for the whole family!

Anton Van den Bergh


Sensei Sean has been a great support to me (Anton van den Bergh ~ Timaru) on my journey into the JKS family. A comment from spectator at last tournament; "I wished we had a Sensei like him" - pointing to Sensei Sean when asked who she was talking about.... she thought his omnipresence and encouragement of his students all day long, was a great example of being a true Sensei!!
Well done Sensei Sean! I will try to live up to your standards!!

Mokko 711


My son has attended this club for 8 months and loves going to the class. He seems to learn many technics for self self-defense. Also, I can see he respects others more than before.
This club encourages practice for the students and plans many events to keep students fun

Nicholas Denton-Giles

Student and parent

My son and I have been going to jks north shore for a year and a half now, I’ve found sensei Sean to be very passionate about karate and an excellent teacher. He has a high level of expectation from his students and wants them to be the best they can be. The little tigers class is also excellent, sensei James is very good with the kids. Great atmosphere and people!

Tish Tate


Awesome club! The Sense's are totally dedicated to the students, my son started as a "Little Tiger" 3 years ago, his grown so much, his become very disciplined & focused, not only in his Karate but also at school. His a lot more active & really looks forward to seeing the team at training. It's a great sport, though the students train hard, they earn the belt, they dont get rewarded for participation. GIVE IT A GO!!!

James lawrence

Student / Sensei

I met Sean though business, and found out he ran a dojo. I thought I would try the club, and haven't regretted the decision. My goal is primarily to get fit and enjoy the martial arts again. Sensei Sean and the JKS Karate club has challenged me, and allowed me to get back into karate after a very long break. The training sessions are fun, and informative. This is a really great club.


There is so much that Karate can offer you and your family

Fun and fitness

Builds confidence

Great for discipline and self-control

For the whole family

A great way to make new friends

All ages and abilities

All round exercise

Self defence

Tournaments if you want to compete

First week FREE!

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