Chidokan was originally established in 1954 in Japan by Takeshi Sasaki, with his brother, Kiyoshi Sasaki, as chief instructor (Shihandai). The Chidokan Hombu dojo was situated at Nippori, Tokyo. Sims Sensei completed a full-time training programme there in 1967 and returned to New Zealand to introduce the Chidokan style of karate into the South Pacific region.
The first Chidokan dojo to be established outside of Japan was opened in Auckland in 1968. There are now dojos located in West Auckland (New Lynn), South Auckland (Papatoetoe) and North Shore (Takapuna).
Address: 17 Delta Ave, New Lynn, Auckland 0600 (Down Driveway)
Address: Allan Brewster Leisure Centre, Tavern Ln, Papatoetoe, Auckland 2025
Address: Pupuke Tennis Club Hall, 38 Pupuke Road, Takapuna, Auckland 0622
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