• Ashihara Karate

    Ashihara Karate

    We train during the school terms:

    • Term 1 Monday 4 February – 19 April
    • Term 2 Monday 6 May – 12 July
    • Term 3 Monday 29 July – 27 September
    • Term 4 Monday 14 October – Wednesday 18 December

    Fees are on a per term basis:

    • $145 per student
    • $195 per two students in the same family
    • $240 per three students in the same family

    New students are welcome to begin training in mufti until they get a uniform. Below is a list of equipment we use. All equipment is available for purchase from Ashihara Karate Albany at a discounted rate for students.

    • Karate dogi (unform)
    • Shin and instep guards
    • Mouth guards
    • Hand mitts
    • Robert Fay

      Robert Fay

      Of course it’s hard. It’s supposed to be hard. If it were easy, everybody would do it. Hard is what makes it great.



      Robert started martial arts in 1996 in Whangarei. Here he trained Koshin-Kan Karate under Sensei Henry Heta. Robert was first introduced to Ashihara Karate when he moved to Auckland with his family in 1999. The practical application of Ashihara Karate appealed to Robert and he has been training under the tutelage of Shihan Mark Stewart at the Fighting Fit Academy ever since. He achieved his Black Belt after many years in 2010. Robert has competed in many tournaments across New Zealand.


      • 1st Place: Kyokushin-Kai Nationals 2010 Senior Kata
      • 4th Place: Kyokushin-Kai Nationals 2010 Senior Full Contact Lightweight
      • 1st Place: NZMAC Nationals 2011 Showmanship
      • 1st Place: NZMAC Auckland 2012 Weapons Traditional
      • 1st Place: NZMAC Auckland 2012 Weapons Freestyle