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We take a Traditional approach to training.

The Turangi Dojo was established in 1973 by Paul Burke who trained in England under Kanazawa Sensei. The Current dojo head Mark Willis along with Alan Lawton both trained with Paul Burke until he left in 1975. Joe Rowan who trained in the UK under Enodea Sensei took over the instructing until he returned to England in 1977. On Joe's departure, Mark Willis who was the senior grade at the time took over the instructing. Read More...


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Our Philosophy

Karate not only teaches us how to defend ourselves, it also teaches us respect, not only for ourselves but also how to respect others.

Training not only strengthens our bodies but also our minds and teaches us patiences of spirit. Everything we learn in karate can also be applied to every aspect of our lives. Life is not always easy and can be demanding on you, karate can be the same but you learn to overcome the obstacles that are in your path.

The foundations of karate and the very reason we train is to improve ourselves, to work hard and take responsibility to make ourselves into someone of good character and integrity. To do our part in creating and shaping a better future for our world.

2020 Gasshuku
Written by Alan Lawton   
Thursday, 16 April 2020 18:55

Last Updated on Sunday, 07 June 2020 10:36




Mark Willis 8th Dan

Paul Edwards 5th Dan

Alan Lawton 4th Dan

Dave Wells 4th Dan

Derek Robinson 3rd Dan

Mike Felton 3rd Dan. 


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Turangi Area School
Monday 5:30pm - 7.30pm
Wednesday 5:30pm - 7.30pm
Friday 5:30pm - 6.30pm