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Thursday, April 18, 2013

New site established

This site will no longer be used for Christchurch Shotokan. Instead please go to

Thank you very much, OSU!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

THIS SITE WILL SOON BE CHANGED... Information Coming Soon!
Until then, please visit JKA Auckland at:

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Keigo Abe Shihan teaching at the Christchurch Shotokan Karate Club (Day One)

Here is the first video of Keigo Abe Shihan (9th Dan) teaching at the Christchurch Shotokan Karate Club over the weekend (May 5th & 6th, 2012).

We would like to thank Abe Shihan very much for conducting the classes. Please look forward to video two where Abe Shihan taught Bassai Sho kata, Bunkai & Jiyu Kumite.

I would especially like to thank Andre Bertel Shihan (6th Dan) for arranging this seminar. Also Matt Brew Sensei, and Peter Burtenshaw (1st Kyu)

Lyall Stone

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Abe Shihan Seminar: Christchurch, New Zealand 2012

Andre Bertel Sensei (6th Dan) has arranged seminar with Keigo Abe Shihan at the Christchurch IJKA Shotokan Karate Club. This is an open seminar.

The sessions will held on the 5th and 6th of May. Abe Shihan, now 9th Dan and chief in instructor of the Japan Shotokan Karate Association, was the former Director of Technique of our faction of the JKA (Asai/Matsuno JKA). Andre Sensei attended many of his classes in Japan - during his many training stints there throughout the 1990s.

Many thanks to Andre Sensei for organising this. If you want to attend, please email Andre Sensei at: The cut off day to register will be the 4th of May. THIS WILL BE AN EVENT NOT TO BE MISSED!

Osu, Lyall Stone

Christchurch Shotokan Karate Club Chief Instructor

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Matt Brew Sensei (3rd Dan) back in New Zealand

Matt Brew Sensei (3rd Dan) has returned to the club after 12 years in Tokyo Japan where he trained. Matt's son Luke has also started practicing in the beginners class.

Below is a photo from the advanced class tonight in Christchurch and one of Matt Sensei and Andre Sensei training at the former dojo of Fuku -Shuseki-Shihan Mikio Yahara (in Tokyo).

Matt also experienced private lessons and morning training, with Andre Sensei, under Shuseki-Shihan Tetsuhiko Asai


Lyall Stone

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Video of Andre Bertel Sensei's 2012 Seminars in Venice, Italy

Here is a video of our world-class international instructor, Andre Bertel Sensei (6 Dan)teaching in Venice Italy just last month. Andre Sensei's last seminars in Italy, in April of 2010, are also on Youtube. His next international seminar will be in Perth, Australia with the KUA (Karate Association of Australia).

Oss, Lyall Stone

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Andre Bertel Shihan videos teaching in Germany 2012

Here are videos of our international instructor, Andre Bertel Shihan (6th Dan) teaching karate seminars in North Germany. Andre Shihan arrived back in New Zealand today and already returned to the dojo to practice, even with strong jetlag. Isn't that typical of him. He is truly an inspirational karateka and a treasure of our chief instructor Syuseki-Shihan Tetsuhiko Asai, who considered him like a son and trained him as his apprentice. Please enjoy these videos. Apparently there are more to come. Oss, Lyall.

Lyall Stone
Chief Instructor IJKA New Zealand
Here are the links to the first four videos:
1. Hamburg training:
2. The spirit of martial arts karate-do!
3. Some teaching of Asai-ryu kihon. Andre is literally a human weapon:
4. A small private class: