About JKS North Shore Karate

At the JKS North Shore Karate club we operate under the Japan Karate Shoto- Federation (JKS) Shotokan style of Karate.  We train with traditional methods to develop and create an effective martial art, emphasizing speed, strength, power and a range of techniques for every part of one’s body.

Purpose - As training goes on and you progress, you will reap the following 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


The JKS North Shore Karate Club aims to provide the highest and most advanced level of progressive Shotokan Karate training that can be found in New Zealand.


We strive to be both professional and respectful to all. We are under the guidance of an internationally recognised and certified organisation who offer and support a high standard of instructor tuition, certification programs, tournaments and examinations, that ultimately benefit both students and local instructors.

Sensei Sean Joseph (Godan)

Ph: 022 108 7981