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Welcome to the

Japan Karate Association


JKA Waikato was founded in January 2012 with a single goal: to offer safe, fun, and competitive karate to anyone desiring to partake. Our Association strives to provide a structure conducive to fair and safe training. Each year, our committee reviews and evaluates current rules and procedures to ensure we offer the best and safest experience for each student. We incorporate any updates adopted by the Japan Karate Association into our JKA Waikato syllabus.

Class Formation

Students are assigned to classes based on skill level to create teams of even strength. While we consider students’ preferences for training together based on friendships and convenience, we also prioritize fair and competitive training. Therefore, we reserve the right to move students or whole teams into more appropriate skill-level classes if necessary.

Join Us!

All abilities are welcome! We have boys and girls as young as 5 years old, as well as men and women up to about 70 years old. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced karateka, there’s something for everyone at JKA Waikato.

Class Schedule:

  • Monday: 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm - Cambridge East School

  • Wednesday: 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm - Cambridge East School

  • Tuesday: 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm - Avalon Lounge - Matamata Racing Club

  • Thursday: 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm - Avalon Lounge - Matamata Racing Club

Come train with us and experience the spirit of traditional Japanese karate!

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