Universal Shotokan Karate

Kenichi Fukamizu Shihan (8th Dan) established USKU in 1999 in Miyazaki, Japan and now has dojo`s in Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Philippines, India, South Africa and Singapore. More »


Weekly Training for PeeWees, Kids and Adults

Training weekly on Monday and Thursdays, PeeWees 5.30 – 6pm, Children 6 – 7pm, Adults 7 – 8pm. Intermediate Normal School Gym, South Street, Palmerston North. Additional trainings by invitation. More »


Traditional Shotokan Karate

We offer training in traditional Shotokan karate focusing on three core elements of training; Kihon (blocks, punches and kicks), Kata (set patterns) and Kumite (sparring). More »

Gold and Bronze for USKU NZ

USKU Karate Palmerston North Members Brad Stevens and Caleb Payne win gold and bronze each

USKU Adelaide, Australia hosted our 2016 international championships over the weekend.  over 100 competitors competed in kata and kumite over the two day event, with two students from USKU NZ competing.

New USKU NZ Shodan

Caleb Payne receives his Shodan certificate after successfully grading under Fukamizu Shihan

Congratulations to Caleb Payne who successfully passed his shodan (black belt) exam in front of an international panel in Adelaide, Australia.

2016 USKU International Seminar, Adelaide

USKU Seminar 2016 Adelaide Australia

Fukamizu hanshi conducted our 2016 USKU seminar for participants in this years USKU international event.  The sessions focused on the importance of core kihon and breathing.

TSKF NZ Seminar

TSKF Seminar Mark Willis Shihan Feb 2016

Five members of USKU NZ travelled to Churton Park for an intensive day of training under the instruction of Mark Willis sensei.  Some great training and some key focus points to bring back to our dojo.

Technical Kihon and Kata Seminar, Miyazaki Japan

Sugino Sensei Technical Seminar Miyazaki Japan

USKU NZ and international students participated in a technical seminar conducted by Sugino sensei of JKS.  This seminar focused primarily on finer kihon points and higher level kata.