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About Us

The TSKF Wellington Dojo has been in operation since 1992.  We offer classes for beginner grades and senior grades.  These classes have adults and children in the same class, making it easy for a family to join together.  It's an encouraging environment, where everyone is constantly learning.  Classes include line work, pad work, kata, kumite (sparring) and practical application of techniques. 

Regular events include weekend training seminars, Southern Region and National competitions, and our annual Gasshuku event run by TSKF New Zealand Deputy Chief Instructor Sensei Mark Willis (8th Dan Black Belt). 

A list of New Zealand dojos can be found here.

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​Sensei Grant Stove - 6th Dan

The Wellington Churton Park Dojo is led by Sensei Grant Stove, 6th Dan black belt.  Grant has over 25 years experience in Shotokan Karate, and was a founding member of the Wellington Dojo in 1992.

He is assisted by senior black belts during training of the junior students.  

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TSKF New Zealand’s Chief Instructor is Professor Shunsuke Takahashi, who has been training New Zealanders in Shotokan Karate since 1978.  Known to us as Takahashi Shihan, he is an 9th Dan black belt, and is based in Tokyo, Japan. 

He returns to New Zealand on a regular basis, to conduct training seminars and gradings around the country.​

​Gradings are generally held in March and August, although they may be run at other times by Mark Willis Shihan, Grant Sensei or other senior Instructors. 

Upcoming Events and Notices

Training for this year:

Training re-commences early/mid January  - 6.30pm start for all grades during January.  ​

We revert to normal training times February.

TSKF/ISKF Raglan Seminar - late January:

We stay at the Raglan Kopua Holiday Park. 

Annual TSKF/ISKF Seminar/Champs April held in Turangi:

Mark Willis Shihan will host this seminar/competition comprising of seminar training then a competition for those that attended the seminar (only).

Consider booking accommodation at Turangi Junction, Turangi & say you are TSKF NZ Karate Family!

Annual event held June ISKF Masters Camp, Philadelphia, USA:

We have had a team from our Dojo attend this 7 day training camp, where we eat, sleep, train at camp.

TSKF/ISKF NZ Gasshuku - Turangi:

Labor weekend October with training times & costs to be confirmed - attendees MUST stay/eat at the Tongariro Junction Holiday Park.  Families are welcome to stay/eat with us also.

Restricted to TSKF/ISKF NZ Dojo members for seminar & competition.

TSKF Coastal Southern Seminar/Champs - New Plymouth:

TSKF Coastal host this each year on the 1st weekend in December.

Dates/costs to be confirmed with an event dinner on the Saturday evening.


For the link to the TSKF Wellington Facebook page, click HERE

For the link to the TSKF NZ Facebook page, click HERE

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