Club Location

284 Layard Street

Corner of Layard and Ward Streets


Club Contact Details

Name: Steve Hibbs

Email Address: [email protected]

Phone: 021 157-4062

Postal Address: 93 Blyth Street, RD 11, Invercargill 9877

Club Training Times


Tuesdays and Thursdays: 5:30pm – 6:30pm


Tuesdays and Thursdays: 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Club History

The club started under chief instructor Doug Holloway in 1966 under kyokushinkai karate. Training was held in the YMCA gym and school gymnasiums.

The club changed to Goju-Ryu in 1978 when John Jarvis returned from Japan to promote Okinawan Goju-Ryu in New Zealand.

Club Instructors

Sensei Steve Hibbs
Sandan (3rd Dan)

Steve has been training under the Gojo-Ryu style since 1996 where he began his training under Sensei Denis May in Dunedin. He moved to Invercargill in 2005. He has attended two international gasshuku in Japan. Steve graded to Sandan under Sensei Brian McGhie in 2009.