Welcome to
Rembuden Karate Club
What is Karate-Do?

Karate translates to "empty hands" and implies weaponless self defence. "Do" means way of life. Thus Karate-Do means to practise the art of Karate as a way of life.

Rembuden Kilbirnie Karate is an independent Okinawa Goju Ryu School of Traditional Karate. We are a small suburban dojo based in Kilbirnie, Wellington. 

Okinawa Goju Ryu Karate translates to:

Okinawa: the place of origin in the Ryu Kyu Islands of Japan. Goju" translates literally to hard/soft". "Ryu" means simply style.

Okinawa GOJU RYU  refers to a specific style of Karate-Do founded in Okinawa by Master Chojun Miyagi.

Goju also refers to his philosophy of life.The style is widely practised in New Zealand and internationally.

Rembuden Kilbirnie Karate offers training for Men, Women and Children. Our students currently range in age from 15 to 67 years of age. Mature students are our specialty, with Instructors in the same age bracket.

Beginners and former Karate practitioners are welcome.

To book a trial class, please contact us as follows:

Ph (04) 383-6348, or


Check out FAQs section, if you have any questions or concerns. It is fairly comprehensive, and may already contain your answer.

N.B. You must be prepared to partake in a class for us to assess you.