Welcome to Poneke Kyokushin Karate Dojo

My name is Chris Gower and I’m very proud to present our Dojo (Club).  My wife Jill and I opened the club (as Mt Vic Dojo) in 1999.  Since then it has taken on a life of it’s own!

We currently have two locations in Wellington.  Mt Cook and Evans Bay Intermediate School (EBIS).  Learn more about EBIS Dojo here.

Our wonderful full time facility in Mt Cook offers a team of highly experienced and capable instructors and a friendly, relaxed culture that permeates the whole club.

There is no substitute for experience so we welcome you to come along and see for yourself.  We offer two weeks training absolutely free so you can check out a variety of classes.  Click the link below to register with no obligation to join.

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“I’ve been to my fair share of Dojos and I can honestly say that [Poneke Dojo] is the best I have come by to date. Not only does it have amazing well stocked and maintained facilities, but the atmosphere is welcoming, fun, and has become a second family to me.” Dr Anna Washer 

What is Kyokushin Karate?

Kyokushin Karate is known as ‘The Strongest Karate’. It is a full contact, bare knuckle karate style famous for hard training characterised by power, endurance and knock out kicks. At Poneke Dojo we train some of the best fighters in the country but we cater just as well to members who just want a fun and challenging way to get fit. We offer a raft of targeted classes to suit kids and adults.

Got Kids?

Our kids karate classes are age specific so we can target little ones with developmental exercises, building foundation skills, physical and social confidence.  Our kids graduate through FOUR levels/age groups before they reach adult classes.  This allows us to cater to distinct developmental stages meaning the kids are achieving at level and enjoying their training experience.

As much as possible we recruit our young black belts and experienced high grades to teach the younger children.   These young leaders are amazing role models and teach the children so much more than how to throw a kick.  The kids love them and understand straight away that the pathway to black belt and leadership is within reach.  Our retention rate is fantastic!

“Friendly and welcoming with a focus on what is best for the students.  Chris is a great teacher who relates well to students of all ages (and their parents).  [Chris] has a strong set of values that teach the Kyokushin way.” – Deanne Daysh (Parent & school teacher)

There really is no substitute for experience so do come along and see for yourself.  We offer two weeks training absolutely free so you can check out a variety of classes.  Click the link below to register with no obligation to join.

We all look forward to meeting you soon.

Chris Gower
5th Dan, Dojo Head

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