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Martial Arts | Mamau

There are a number of martial art disciplines in the region. From Tawkwon do to Tai Chi there is something for everyone. Check out the martial art clubs below for more information.

Club Directory

Gisborne Goju Ryu Karate Club

Contact Name: Senpai Cameron

Contact Number: ‭021 117 3507‬


Gymasium, Ilminister Intermediate School
De Lautour Road, Inner Kaiti

Gisborne Judo Club

Age: Adult, Junior

Contact Name: Kristin Kirkpatrick

New Zealand Maori Taekwondo WTF

Age: Adult, Junior

Contact Name: Edward Karauria

Contact Number: 021 884 419


40 Campion Road, Gisborne (St Mary's School Hall)

Rangataua o Aotearoa – Muaythai

Age: Adult, Junior

Contact Number: 027 935 2649


Disraeli St
Gisborne, New Zealand 4010

Te Kura Awhio

Awhio MMA is Gisborne/Tairawhiti’s only Mixed Martial Arts Academy.  We provide instruction in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Kickboxing, Boxing and Mixed Martial Arts.

Beginner through to advanced.  We also have fitness classes that use MMA training methods to help our clients lose weight and get fit.

Te Kura Awhio also has a roster of competitive fighters so you know you belong to a REAL fighters gym. Come down, join the family and give it a try.

Age: Adult, Junior

Contact Name: Bev Thomas

Contact Number: (06) 868 1570


16 Fitzherbert St,Gisborne

Tu Mana Toa Martial Arts

Tu Mana Toa Martial Arts is a martial arts organisation dedicated to the development and promotion of martial arts. They offer a range of martial art and incorporate tikanga Māori in the
mode of delivery.

We are based in the Kaiti School Hall on Monday and Wednesdays;

Kiwi class: 5 – 5.30pm
Weka class: 5.30 – 6.30pm
Tuatara class: 6.30 – 7.30pm
They cater to all ages and abilities and are whānau driven.

Age: Adult, Junior

Contact Number: 027 399 1788


Kaiti School Hall