One must try, everyday, to expand one’s limits
Masutatsu Oyama, Founder of Kyokushin Karate

Welcome to Hāwea Karate!

Fitness | Self-defence | Fun!

We are a family-run kyokushin karate club offering training sessions for children and adults. Kyokushin karate is a whole-body workout that works both the body and the mind. It’s a great way to improve your physical and mental well-being.  Come along for a trial session!

Training Sessions

Juniors: Tues 3:00-4:00pm
Seniors: Tues 5:30pm – 6:30pm.
Dojo: Hawea Flat Hall, Central Otago 

Kata sessions and additional training is held on Sundays. Everyone is welcome! Contact Senpai Amy to find out more.

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Kyokushin Karate

Kyokushin Karate is a full-contact style of stand-up fighting originating from Japan. It is rooted in a philosophy of self-improvement, discipline, and hard training. The martial arts organization Kyokushin Kaikan was founded in 1964 by Korean-Japanese Masutatsu Oyama. Since then, the style has spread to more than 120 countries, becoming one of the largest martial arts organizations in the world, and in Japan itself. Kyokushin is known for its powerful strikes, intensive training and adaptability suited for practical fighting and realistic self-defence.

Benefits of kyokushin karate

Increasing strength and coordination.
Improving concentration.
Boosting self-confidence.
Learning to defend yourself.
Improving flexibility & mobility.
Reducing body fat.
Reducing stress & anxiety.
Encouraging and developing an attitude of perseverance and determination. 


There are typically two gradings held per year. One mid-year, and another grading at the end of the year for junior belts only. 

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Take a look at our branded hoodies, tshirts and caps. Perfect for birthdays or xmas presents!

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One becomes a beginner after 1000 days of training. One becomes a master after 10,000 days of practice.

Masutatsu Oyama