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We Inspire Possibility!  Know yourself and push your boundaries surrounded by other passionate people.  Karate for a better quality of life.
NZ Okinawan Goju-Ryu Karate-Do Kyokai (Dunedin)
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Thanasi Michael Balaphas, Instructor (5th Dan)
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"True victory is self victory"
- old Japanese saying

Welcome back to Karate-Do and Kobudo for 2014!

2014 is going to be massive, so lets get training.

Please refer to the "Training Schedules tab" above for training times and locations near you.

ALL students fill out new members (registration), onegaishimasu!

There have been some changes to the schedule this year in order to try to maximise the training oportunities.  Students (past and present) and parents/guardians have made some sugestions and we are prepared to experiment in order to find the right balance.

We have had strong demand for holiday courses are finalising dates and programs for the Term 1/2, Term 2/3 and Term 3/4 holidays.  We plan to deliver beginers courses and intermediate and advanced programmes for our current students.  An awesome way to accellerate your progress to reaching your goals!

Sunday 26th January 12:30-3:30pm first Rules Seminar.  Check out news tab for details on next one.

Hi everyone!

This year has sped past and we are now in term 4.  Lets finish the year with lots of energy and smiles as the days get longer and the weather gets warmer.

The main events for the term are the "Karate Otago Southland Championships" in Cromwell (Sunday 26th October) and a kyu belt grading before the end of the year (TBC - Cost $30 juniors, $60 seniors - $90 Brown belt gradings).

Entry forms for the tournament can be downloaded from this link:


Holiday training -  if students and parents are keen for holiday sessions now is the time to plan with us.  Lets us know what you would like to be organised and we will do our best.

All members welcome to Kobudo classes.  BYO Bo.  The first weapon is Bo and everyone interested needs to bring their own. Read the kobudo section for more details.

Lets go!
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