Our Seniors' classes are on Mondays from 7.30-9.00pm and Thursday's at 7pm-8.30pm (age 13+)

We also hold a one hour Juniors' class immediately before the Seniors' classes for children (age 7+) on a Monday.


Island Bay Marine Education Centre
On the beach at Island Bay
The Esplanade (opposite Number 250)
South Wellington 6023
New Zealand

If you are coming by car, head out of Central Wellington southbound down Adelaide Road through the Parade into Island Bay. Turn left at Reef Street and park anywhere outside the building on the beach. If coming by bus, catch a No. 1 or No. 4 and alight at Shorland Park. The dojo is only a few minutes walk from here towards the sea.


How much?

Your first lesson is free so come down and give it a go! If you wish to continue, fees are due at the start of each term:

Children $65 per term

Adults $110 per term if you train one night or $180 per term for two nights.  Alternatively $10 pay-as-you-go.

Concessions $75 per term (students, reduced income, etc)

For information about free classes view our Scholarship Program

There is an annual membership fee of $25 and a small fee for gradings.

What do I need to bring?
On the mat, beginners wear loose clothing with shoes and jewellry removed. If you decide to continue, after a month or so you can purchase a dogi (the traditional training suit) either new or second hand. See the list of suppliers on our Links page.