Welcome to the Takahashi-ha no Ryukyu - Shuri-te Karate-do Association of New Zealand; which was first introduced into New Zealand in 1962 by the late Takahashi Kentsu - Soke, 10th Dan (1900-1994)

Garry O'Connor Hanshi was the first New Zealand deshi (student) to study under Takahashi Soke, and today he has been acknowledged as the last documented legitimate senior student of O'sensei Takahashi, after the death of Ichou Ito Shihan in 2006. Today our traditional martial arts heritage continues through O'Connor Hanshi our principal Instructor sharing the teachings of: Takahashi-ha no Ryukyu - Shuri te .

We are deeply passionate about preserving our Traditional Karate Do lineage, with integrity and respect. We sincerely belive in bringing out the "very best" in our students at all levels of instruction, therefore teaching a profound martial art and it's culture from Okinawa and Japan.

The Whitikahu Community Hall

The Whitikahu Community Hall

New Members are always welcome.

Our Traditional Okinawan Karate Dojo is located at The Whitikahu Community Hall, Taupiri - Waikato.

Karate Do Classes For Adults

6.30pm to 8.30pm, Tues and Thurs.

Karate Do Classes For Children:

6.30pm to 7.30pm, Tues and Thurs.

Our Traditional Karate-Do classes are based on proven teaching methods, where our focus is on significant personal development, building self-confidence and respect in all of our students.Therefore developing effective martial art skills with courtesy and respect.

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Takahashi-ha no Ryukyu Shuri-te New Zealand Association.

The New Zealand Association; is a Shibu - Branch Dojo of the Honbu Dojo, that teaches the traditional art under the registration of O'Connor Hanshi, 10th Dan (Judan), The Principal Instructor for Oceania.

Taylor Martinovic Sensei is the New Zealand Association representative, he holds in trust the position of Dojo Cho, under the traditional compliance of the Honbu Dojo. Martinovic Sensei trains directly under O'Connor Hanshi at The Oceania Honbu Dojo. His dedication and effort given to the New Zealand Association and it's members is appreciated by all.

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Contact phone numbers

Taylor Martinovic

Dojo Cho

Mobile: 0272 660110

Gavin Martinovic

Dojo Sempai

Mobile: 0272 407397

Nathan Kurth

Dojo Secretariat

Mobile: 0212 379 150

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