Updated Jan 2019


Term Dates 2019

Note that beginners are welcome to start at any stage throughout the term!


Start Date

End Date

Term 1Mon 29 JanFri 13 April
 Term 2Mon 30 AprFri 06 Jul
Term 3Mon 23 JulFri 28 Sep
 Term 4Mon 15 OctWed 12 Dec

Public Holidays


Public Holiday


Mon 22 JanWellington AnniversaryAdult session only
Tues 06 FebWaitangi Day” EquivalentNO Session
Fri 19 AprilGood FridayNO sessions
Mon 22 AprilEaster MondayNO sessions
Weds 25 AprilANZAC DayAdult session only
Mon 03 JunQueen’s BirthdayAdult session only
Mon 28 OctLabour DayAdult session only
Mon 25 DecChristmas DayNO sessions
Tues 26 DecBoxing DayNO sessions

Dojo Events



Monday 19th FebCommittee Meeting 7.30pm (all Welcome)
Sunday 24th MarchLyall Bay Beach session and hill challenge
Monday 19th March 
Poneke Dojo EGM- Selection of new officers at dojo – Nominations to admin@thedojo.org.nz
Sat 01 JuneNationals – Wellington
Friday 23rd JuneAussie Nationals – Sydney
Monday 26th JuneSenior grading & Brown belt tab
 Sunday 30th JunePeewee/Junior/Intermediate Students & colts grading week (separate start times)
 Sun 7th Sep10am start Karate Games at Poneke Dojo
Mon 24th SepKyu Grading – 6-8pm
Sat 29th SepPre Black belt fitness check (all grades welcome)
Sat 17th Nov (new date)Black Belt and Brown Belt test including kyu grades
End of year prize-giving
Black belt awarded
December Junior/Colt Grading & BBQ/Prize-giving