Welcome to JKS North Shore Karate

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 will be closed this week from 1st to the 7th March. at this time we will be doing online training classes Via Zoom - Stay Safe, Stay home , Stay Healthy


Is now open Classes on a Monday and Thursday 

We now have a Dojo in

11 Killarney Street, Takapuna

If you live in the area, check out our training times and come in for a FREE trial!

Why JKS North Shore Karate

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.

JKS DVDs at a Special Price

With Covid-19 affecting training around the world, JKS Japan are offering a special deal on a 3 DVD set to assist their members. For a limited time you can purchase this set at a reduced price.

The Shotokan Kata DVD, the Wheelchair Karate DVD, and the Koten Kata DVD at a set price of only 6,000 yen (@NZ$86.00)! Remember:

  • This is half the regular price.
  • The number of DVD sets is limited.

Contact Sensei Sean via email, or Facebook/Messenger to order your set (he will manage the orders direct with JKS Japan and handle payments).

Do not miss this amazing opportunity!

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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