We at Proactive Martial Arts are very concerned with the well being and education of our children. We understand that younger students have a shorter attention span. Our unique children's program uses interesting and enjoyable methods to keep the student's attention and teach our young students skills that they can use for life. We promote non-violent resolutions to conflict. Our methods help children explore and understand conflict through role-play and other exercises. More than any other sport, Karate gives our children the chance to explore their innate powers. Marvel as they increase in strength, flexibility, endurance, balance, and harmony. This is only the start. Physical skills act as a foundation for something much more important: the development of value skills, both mental and emotional.

Kids Martial Arts Christchurch Courage

Our students find the courage to move outside of their comfort zone. They will themselves to take on more difficult karate moves and skills. They suddenly see their lives as a constant, never-ending journey of life-giving improvement. In short, with a deep breath, they refuse to become a victim of fate. They learn to create their own destiny.

Staying Power

Our students find joy in improving their physical stamina. They can walk farther, run longer, and practice skills until they get them right. In turn, they learn not to give up. They strive harder and longer to reach goals. Even if at first they fail, they persevere. They won't let self-doubts get in the way of finding ultimate solutions.

Keener Focus

They learn to make eye contact with teachers (and not just in karate). They pay greater attention to what each teacher says. 

Powerful Self-Control

They'll refuse to give in to negative peer pressure and they'll gain a deeper respect for rules.

Improved Focus

They'll learn what's needed, along with the skill to "zero in" on critical tasks at hand. Normal, yet time-wasting, childhood distractions won't get in the way.

Fearless Self-Confidence

Watch as your child finds the courage to open any door life has to offer.


Through the Proactive Martial Arts method of martial arts instruction, your children will learn philosophy and customs to build superior relationships based on friendship and mutual respect. "To get respect one must first give respect." 


Our students learn to develop self-control, self-motivation and perseverance through martial arts discipline.

Goal Setting

Setting goals is the "road map" of life. It has been said, "If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail." On the road towards a Black Belt, the Proactive student gains the experience and motivation for success by earning progressively higher belt ranks. Success is the reward for goal setting.


And of course they will learn effective and powerful self-defence skills, (after all, we are a Karate School), as well as the fundamental attitudes appropriate to those tools. The basic attitudes of a successful martial artist, and a successful person, are confidence, respect, discipline, goal setting and effective leadership.

Black Belt Excellence

Our goal for every student is to help them earn their Black Belt not only in martial arts, but also in life! By working toward this goal we create an instructional environment in which individual students develop confidence by accomplishing realistic and attainable goals.

Towering Role-Model Teachers

As you might guess, all of this couldn't have happened unless we had the very best teachers. To make sure we have the very best, each of our teachers have years of experience in our system and has been thoroughly trained in positive teaching methods. Instructors are constantly up dating their teaching mythologies to provide the best possible service.

If you have any questions, feel free to talk to any instructor or program director. We believe strongly in the value of our program for all ages – but especially for the young. Our highest goal is for your child to become a black belt, not only in martial arts, but also in life!

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Club Locations and Times

Riccarton / Middleton
Mt Pleasant

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