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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Your donations support our Zoom classes  7 May 2021

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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andrew on 06 Mar 2022
Pranav on 11 Jan 2022
Hi Steve, all the best in the new year. Fantastic initiative! See you soon at the dojo. Cheers Pranav and family
Linda & Rex
Linda & Rex on 25 Dec 2021
Keep up the good work Steve. We wish you greater success over the next twelve months. Love and merry Christmas to you all from Mum and Dad XXXX
Mum and Dad
Mum and Dad on 06 Nov 2021
Keep up the good work Steve - The kids all look as if they are enjoying it and getting a lot out of it.
Rex on 27 Apr 2021
Keep up the good work Steve. We're very proud of you son.

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