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Top 10 reasons to join Lion Budokan Karate International

  • We promote and teach, Integrity and Respect through Karate-Do
  • Our curriculum includes the traditional Karate (fit enough to face the real-life challenges) and the modern Karate (sports karate to unleash your 'championship' potential)
  • Multiple branches and timing options to choose from
  • Ladies are allowed to practice in hijab (headscarf) if they wish
  • The leadership is centralised - meaning all classes under the direct supervision of Shihan Syed Mohiuddin, Black Belt 5th Dan, Japan.
  • Club affiliations within New Zealand, Japan and India
  • Local, Regional and International Tournament Participation
  • Affordable and transparent fees structure
  • We try to maintain a great balance between participation and performance coaching
  • Identify and promote leadership skills in youth and adults
Improve fitness
Gain confidence
Reduce stress
Learn life-long self-defence skills
Karate for all Ages


We are one of the fastest-growing Karate clubs in Auckland. Started in 2013 with a handful of members, we now offer thirteen sessions(karate lessons) per week to members of different age groups and fitness levels across four branches in Auckland.

Our training methods consist of a mix of traditional karate and modern self-defence techniques. We believe Karate is a complete system of life that requires work on body and mind equally. Join us now and become a part of the comprehensive system of Martial Arts training.

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About LBKI

Lion Budokan Karate International started its first Branch in Auckland in May 2013 with a handful of students. Our vision is to promote Karate as an essential sport for people of all ages and fitness levels.

The life skills a student learns while learning self-defence are amazing. Self-discipline, being a great team player, confidence building, improved focus and concentration are to new a few.

LBKI Classes


New Windsor School​

Monday & Wednesday
Beginners : 6.20 pm to 7.15 pm


Bay Roskill Sports Club

Monday & Wednesday
Intermediate : 6.15 pm to 7.20 pm

Beginners: 8.00 am to 9.00 am

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Mt Roskill Intermediate School​

Tuesday & Thursday
Beginners & Intermediate : 6.15 pm to 7.20 pm<
Skilled : 7.30 pm to 8.30 pm


Arahoe School

Monday & Wednesday
Beginners: 6.30 pm to 7.25 pm
Black Belts : 7.30 pm to 8.30 pm

Kobudo : 9.00 am to 10.30 am
Iaido (once a month by prior arrangement) : 10.30 am to 11.30 am

What our members say

Great place to learn, my daughter is learning a great skill which I think is necessary in today’s world where you should know about self defense.

Javed Shaikh

I have been to many karate dojos before but this dojo has got to be the best by far. The reason for why I say that is because their number one priority is to help you not only increase your karate skills but also help you improve with your morals and way of life.

Hazem Abughazala

Lion Budokan karate International is leading and one of largest in Auckland region. Renshi Syed's martial arts journey began with Karate in his youth, he is the New Zealand Chief Instructor and Examiner. His mission is to continue training and to enable people of all ages to learn about how to have respect, patience and enables them to develop a disciplined character. Wonderful supportive environment for new learners as well. Strongly recommended !

Kishor Guleria

Kids training for more than 5 years now. Highly recommended!


Best place to learn karate. And cost is very reasonable.

Md. Tanvir Zafor Khan

Awesome club! Great community spirit, multicultural and all ages! The club contributes greatly to the youth by nurturing them via the Dojo, the spirit of Karate teaching self defense and discipline. A reason to engage with people in a safe outdoor environment which is much needed these days!!! Thumbs up really to Renshi Syed, Sempai’s Sebastian &amp; Richard, the engine Hafsa as well as the team at LBKI!!!

Taufil Omar