the five doctrine instruction

the dojokun was writing by master funakoshi gichin founder of karate -do you will note that each KUN (discipline) is commenced by the count of HITOTSU (one)

The reason of this begin tat each moral is of equal importance to the other and therefore cannot rightly be numbers 2nd ,3rd , 4th or 5th. Every chidokan pupil is required to learn the Dojokun which is the to be recited with strcngth and feeling at the end of each reason. Pupils to sankyu grade will be permitted to say the Dojokun in english.

Jack Sims

“I believe Karatedo is a heritage, and a serious responsibility lies with the Masters of this era to teach karate in such a way that it remains an art of dignity, strength, grace and purpose. If this cannot be so, the heart of karate is at risk, and the future could be just a senseless floundering”

Jayantha Jayaweera

6th Dan Black Belt Chief Instructor & Representative Sri Lanka

Young People

" learn self confidence, develop character and a feeling for fair play and results earned by effort. Bullying is a real problem, not only at school but also on the streets these days - karate-do training helps our young people deal with such situations. "




Students are taught to work hard on their bodies in the knowledge that the mind will reap the benefits later on. Even the unfit person can safely begin training and will soon enjoy the benefits through our specially designed programmes. Children aged from 6 to 15 years will learn age-appropriate, authentic karate. Belt promotions and sport karate activities are part of the junior syllabus.


Young people (6-15 years) learn self-confidence, develop character and a feeling for fair play. They enjoy the results earned through effort. Bullying can be a real problem; not only at school, but also on the streets - karate-do training helps our young people deal with such situations. For adults (16+ years) - it’s never too late. The desire to learn karate-do, or return after an absence, can be realised. Karate-do training is geared to your level of fitness, knowledge and ability. A typical class includes young and old, male and female. You are given every encouragement while you train at your own pace.

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NZ Chidokan has a grading system in which anyone, who conscientiously practices, can advance. The grade system is intended to stimulate the desire to progress further and to build self-confidence. The novice begins karate-do training at Chidokan wearing a shirobi (white belt). As the pupil’s knowledge, ability and attitude improve, promotion is indicated by the right to wear a different colour obi (belt). These coloured obi are referred to as KYU grades. Through continual training we progress from one grade to the next as our technique improves.


Since its beginnings in New Zealand almost 50 years ago, Chidokan has taught authentic Japanese-style karate to many thousands of New Zealanders. Chidokan is a well-established organisation headed by Japan-trained professional instructors. You will receive top-level, professionally conducted instruction at all Chidokan dojos. Short, effective self-defence courses are also available for those with limited time or interest in learning a martial art. Contact us for full details.