The dojo is in the middle of Queenstown about 200m up from the Mall in the old school buildings. We run both adult and childrens classes and have a small membership of experienced karate-ka.
Club Contact Details
Name: Chris Rae
Name: Craig McLachlan
Address: PO Box 574, Queenstown 9348
Club Training Times
Monday & Thursday: 7:00pm
Children (Ages 6+)
Monday & Thursday: 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Childrens classes run during the school term.
Please note children’s classes are full for the foreseeable future and we are not currently adding anyone else to the waiting list.
Craig McLachlan started the club in 1989. The club has hosted Higaonna Sensei, Terauchi Sensei, Bakkies Sensei, Molyneux Sensei, Kuramoto Sensei, Fujimaki Sensei, Sensei Joe Roses, Sensei Chris Larkin and Sensei David Lambert among others over the years.
Craig McLachlan Yondan (4th Dan)
Craig has been training since the mid-1980s when he spent two years at Higaonna Sensei’s Kiyose Dojo in Tokyo. Craig speaks Japanese, regularly travels to Japan and is a ‘freelance anything’ – check out his website at www.craigmclachlan.com.
Alan Britland Nidan (2nd Dan)
The ‘Silver Fox’ arrived in Queenstown in 1976 from England and has never left. He started his training in Kyokushinkai and changed to Goju-ryu when Craig moved to town in 1989.
Chris Rae Nidan (2nd Dan)
Chris began his training in Dunedin in 1995. He passed his Nidan in Naha, Okinawa under current world chief instructor Nakamura Sensei, and world vice chief instructor Molyneux Sensei. Chris also runs the children’s karate classes
Quinn McMahon Nidan (2nd Dan)
Quinn is an Aussie who has seen the light and now lives, works and trains in Queenstown.