Welcome to Wellington Karate Academy

Wellington Karate Academy – Kuroi Neko (Black Cat) was founded in 2005 and is dedicated to teaching traditional and competition karate.

We are a small club that gives close personal attention to all members regardless of age and physical condition. The underlying philosophy is that karate is to be enjoyed and, with the right commitment, members will learn skills of lasting value. Enjoyment, satisfaction and fitness with a purpose.

Club instructors have extended experience dating back to the early 1970s, covering training in Japan, Serbia and New Zealand with many past and present Japanese grand masters. With the luxury of four experienced instructors, the club gives members an excellent cross section of training, conducted in a stimulating environment.

We share our Dojo with another Shotokan-based club with a similar name (Wellington Regional Karate Academy). Membership enables students to train in both clubs. 

Whether your motivation is fitness, self defence or merely ticking off a bucket list item, you will be most welcome to join us.

We are affiliated to Karate NZ and World Karate Federation


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