John originally began training at the age of 6 in 2005, and 15 years later he is still learning and expanding his karate horizons, now with Karate Christchurch.

He is an avid kumite competitor, and has medalled in all three Oceania Championships that he has represented New Zealand at.

Having trained in a range of karate styles, John is excited to bring any and all knowledge he can to his classes, and help encourage students’ development in the sport and lifestyle he loves.

Train with John Sempai on Friday nights. Classes start at 5PM.