WHAT IS KYOKUSHIN?Kyokushin is the strongest form of karate, following the teachings of the late Masutatsu Oyama, who developed an advanced form of full contact karate that has changed the landscape of the art since its creation more than half a century ago.
WHERE ARE OUR CENTRES BASED?
Mas Oyama Karate NZ KyokushinKaikan has dojos throughout New Zealand, led by highly respected instructors who welcome new members and people of all abilities and ages. To find out more click here.
WELCOME TO MAS OYAMA KARATE NZ KYOKUSHINKAIKAN.
We were the first to bring Kyokushin karate to New Zealand, and 45 years later we're the most experienced and respected karate organisation in the country.
With over 150 years experience between our top four Shihans, we offer the most highly qualified and internationally recognised instruction in New Zealand. And we're here to share our teachings with you.
HOW DID MAS OYAMA KARATE NZ KYOKUSHINKAIKAN COME ABOUT?In 1965, 7th Dan Shihan Doug Holloway was the first to bring Kyokushin karate to New Zealand after being personally trained by the great Oyama himself. After introducing Kyokushin to this country, Shihan Doug Holloway continued to foster the art as it rose from strength to strength throughout New Zealand. 45 years later, Doug Holloway remains patron of Mas Oyama Karate NZ KyokushinKaikan, and together with President/Kancho Kevin Pepperell, 7th Dan and Branch Chiefs Shihan Graeme Gavegan, 6th Dan and Shihan Mike Kenworthy 6th Dan they form the leading executive of the Mas Oyama Karate NZ KyokushinKaikan.
HOW WILL KYOKUSHIN BENEFIT ME?
Kyokushin is more than just an effective form of self defence. It’s an ultimate form of fitness training providing an intense, full-body workout that improves stamina, speed, power, flexibility and pure strength. It's also a workout for the mind, enhancing your instinctual tactical thinking, reflexes, self confidence, and mental toughness. Kyokushin is designed to make you stronger, fitter, faster, and with more self-belief and self-control than you ever thought possible.