Wellington Karate Dojo
Southern Cross (Regal Rovers) Scout Hall
Cnr Stoke/Hanson Street
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*Mondays: 6.30 - 7.30 pm
Wednesdays: 6.30 - 7.30 pm
*Mondays: 6.30 - 8.30 pm
Wednesdays: 6.30 - 8.30 pm
*PLEASE NOTE: every 4th Monday there will be NO JUNIORS training session and Seniors will have hojo undo training at 61 Waitoa Road, Hataitai.
The Mondays for the next few months where there will be no Juniors training & when Seniors will have Hojo undo training are as follows:
Monday 16th February
Monday 16th March
Monday 13th April
Monday 11th May
Monday 8th June
Monday 6th July
Monday 3rd August
Monday 31st August
Monday 28th September
Monday 26th October
Monday 23rd November
Children: $200 per annum
Adults: $300 per annum
Special rates: Please ask the instructor
Name: Rajesh Ravji
Phone: 021 497 815 or (04)383 6461
Email Address: email@example.com
Brief History of Club
Training moved to the Southern Cross Scout Hall in July 2008 from its previous location at Massey University, Wellington. The club opened at Massey University in March 2002 after relocating from Karori Honbu dojo.
Additional Club Information
The club welcomes new students to come and try our classes to determine if you are interested in learning Karate with us.
Our classes are suited to those who are looking to learn new skills, develop themselves physically and mentally, and be challenged in a controlled and safe environment so they are better equipped to handle everyday life.
The club runs as a not for profit organization, hence it has low fees and does not have a commercial focus but instead trains it's students under the values of traditional karate focusing on building good character, strength, fitness and agility while gaining an understanding of the techniques so students can better apply them in the case of needing to defend themselves.
Some students who play other sports use our karate training as a method of cross training to further develop themselves or to help them peak for their dominant sport, while others use our training as a method of regular fitness and conditioning similar to going to the gym or for a run.
Training under the IOGKF has enabled the students of this club to be exposed to some of the top international instructors from around the world. The Wellington Instructors have regular tuition under top international instructors, giving them the benefit of knowledge and experience to apply to their own practice and pass onto their students. As a result of having a high caliber of instructors the organization has produced a number of successful New Zealand Karate representatives who have competed around the world.
Sensei Rajesh Ravji, Godan (5th Dan)
Rajesh began training in 1979 at Sensei John Jarvis’s Newtown dojo, and three years later graded to Junior Shodan. In 1986 he began competing in a number of karate tournaments, and went on to represent New Zealand several times between the late 1980s and 2007. Highlights of his tournament career include coming 5th out of 66 competitors at the 1989 Goju Ryu World Championships, and winning gold and silver at the Goju Ryu Asia Pacific Championships in 1996 and 1997 respectively.
Rajesh graded to Nidan in 1988 , Sandan in 1991, Yondan in 1995 and achieved his current grade of Godan in 2005 under IOGKF world Chief Instructor Higaonna Sensei. After becoming Head Instructor of the Wellington dojo in 1999, he oversaw the relocation to its current premises at Massey University in 2002. In 2006 he was was appointed to the IOGKFNZ Executive Technical and Management Committee which oversees the quality of Goju Ryu teaching, management and leadership throughout New Zealand. Rajesh identifies training with a number of the world’s top instructors as a key highlight of his ongoing study of Goju Ryu karate-do.
Marc Girvan Nidan (2nd Dan)
Jennifer Sigley Nidan (2nd Dan)
Steve Wiggins Shodan (1st Dan)
Tim Norling Shodan (1st Dan)
Matthew Sheppard Shodan (1st Dan)