Seido Karate Christchurch

The dojo was founded in 1965 by one of the pioneers of Kyokushinkai in New Zealand - Doug Holloway.


Following Sensei Holloway's departure in 1969 to further his studies the dojo was headed by Renzie Hanham who still holds the position of head Instructor.


Many exponents from the dojo have trained in Japan, USA and other countries. Literally thousands of people have passed through our doors.

To read a brief history of our club Click Here.

The dojo has produced several world champions in the Seido system and in 2004 was given an award for its services in the community.


The Christchurch Seido dojo holds an impressive history. Many men, women and children who have touched their bare feet to the dojo floor here have excelled in sport, business and life in general. The spirit of Seido karate is to train together. You can now be a part of this.