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 1

All JKS Northshore clubs are open for training at level 1 - If you feel unwell please do not come to the Dojo, please stay at home.

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

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!!


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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