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Martial Arts

There are a number of martial art disciplines in the region. From Tawkwon do to Tai Chi there is something for everyone. Check out the martial art clubs below for more information.

Club Directory

Gisborne Judo Club

Age: Adult, Junior

Contact Name: Bill Wheeler

Matawai Karate Club

Contact Name: Vicki Miller

New Zealand Maori Taekwondo WTF

Age: Adult, Junior

Contact Name: Edward Karauria

Contact Number: 021884419

Address:

2 Pitt Street Gisborne (up stairs)

Rangataua o Aoteraroa – Muaythai

Age: Adult, Junior

Contact Name: Taka Mackey

Contact Number: 027 478 3376

Address:

Disraeli St
Gisborne, New Zealand 4010

Te Karaka TaeKwon Do

Mondays and Thursdays, 5.30–7.15pm, Rangatira Scout Hall; GGHS Gym Tuesdays and Fridays 5.30–7.15pm

Age: Adult, Junior

Contact Name: Kevin & Sally Cale

Contact Number: (06)-862-1588

Te Kura Awhio

Awhio MMA is Gisborne/Tairawhiti’s only Mixed Martial Arts Academy.  We provide instruction in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Kickboxing, Boxing and Mixed Martial Arts.

Beginner through to advanced.  We also have fitness classes that use MMA training methods to help our clients lose weight and get fit.

Te Kura Awhio also has a roster of competitive fighters so you know you belong to a REAL fighters gym. Come down, join the family and give it a try.

Age: Adult, Junior

Contact Name: Barry Kingi-Thomas (Head Coach)

Contact Number: (06) 868 1570

Address:

16 Fitzherbert St,Gisborne

Tu Mana Toa Combat Systems

Tu Mana Toa Combat Systems NZ Inc, is a martial arts organisation dedicated to the development
and promotion of martial arts. We offer a range of martial art and incorporate tikanga Maori in the
mode of delivery.

We are based in the Te Wharau School hall on Monday and Wednesday 5.30- 7pm. We cater to all
ages and abilities and are whānau driven.

Age: Adult, Junior

Contact Name: Louise Burns

Contact Number: 027 348 6786

Address:

Te Wharau School Hall
28 Graham Road
Inner Kaiti
Gisborne
4010