New Zealand Disability Karate Association

New Zealand Disability Karate Association

We provide free karate training to all, our main focus is to provide training to the disabled community.


Kia ora. My name's Steve Hilson, and I thought I'd just take a couple minutes out from training on the beach to tell you about this awesome club where I'm a sensei.

It is the New Zealand Disability Karate Association. Our aim is to provide people with disabilities the opportunity to experience the joys and benefits of karate. We provide our training free of charge, so we need your support.

On average, it costs around about $5,000 a year to run the club. This includes hall hire, insurance, the safety equipment, and the uniforms, or gis, which we provide to our students free of charge.

If you can provide a small donation by clicking on the button below, it will be deeply appreciated. Thanks very much.

More about us

The New Zealand Disability Karate Association is a non-profit, karate club. Our aim is to give disabled people an opportunity to experience the joy and benefits of karate.

Our focus is on the key values of integrity, honesty, courage and humility.

The club is a charity, any profit goes towards running and growing the club.

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Latest update

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Your donations support our Zoom classes  7 May 2021

Posted by: New Zealand Disability Karate Association

Since our last update the World has changed significantly. We are in the middle of a pandemic, which had an impact on the club. Many students living with disability were unable to train in the dojo due to the risks to their health. To support them we have set up monthly Zoom classes so that they can continue to train in their safe home environment.

You can also join our Zoom classes details can be found on the website:

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Latest donations

Rex on 27 Apr 2021
Keep up the good work Steve. We're very proud of you son.
Fiona on 07 Apr 2021
Hi Stephen. Gosh I do apologise for not doing this ages ago. You are a very kind Man full of talent. You are such an interesting person. I’m amazed at all you have done so far. Take care. Fiona xx
Tom on 24 Feb 2021
Wonderful club!
Rex on 21 Dec 2020
You are making a lot of disadvantaged children very happy. We are both so proud of you. With love from Mum and Dad XXXX
Kanji Hanko
Kanji Hanko on 15 Oct 2020
We are impressed with your efforts.

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