Dear Students and Families,

Each year, we aim to cast our attention towards a specific community issue with a view to raising both funds and awareness for the cause. As strong advocates for non-violence and anti-bullying, we have been working on developing a partnership with a major national charity that provides assistance to families and individuals affected by family violence.

I am therefore pleased to announce our new partnership with Shine and our accompanying ‘Stop Domestic & Family Violence’ – Purple Belt Campaign.

Shine is a leading specialist family violence service provider in New Zealand dedicated to supporting those affected by domestic and family violence, regardless of their gender. While acknowledging that domestic and family violence is predominately gender-based, affecting women and children disproportionately, GKR Karate, in solidarity with Shine, unequivocally condemns violence in any form, against anyone.

Each year, Shine directly helps thousands of adults and children who experience abuse to become safer through frontline services and programmes. Shine works hard to address all aspects of domestic and family violence issues, from safety and recovery to providing meaningful support and assistance to everyone.

Please join us and show your support for Shine and our ‘Stop Domestic & Family Violence’ campaign by pre-ordering online, a specially designed Purple Belt – a colour universally recognised as representing domestic and family violence awareness. Profits from the sale of our Purple Belts in New Zealand will be donated directly to Shine to assist with their valuable Shine Helpline, advocacy, KIDShine, Safe Housing, Whānau Resilience and Non-Violence and Safety programmes. These purple belts can be worn in classes during the month of October to help us draw additional attention to this great cause.

Simply click on the order button below to place your order online.

As these are a pre order, the cut off date for ordering your belt is Sunday 11th August 2024. This will allow us enough time to have your special purple belt made and sent directly to you in time.

Purple Belts are available in sizes 2, 4 and 6.

These will be posted directly to you so that you receive them 1-2 weeks before the October campaign.

We are confident that aligning ourselves with such a worthy cause, will help to reinforce GKR Karate’s core values whilst also doing our part to provide aid where it is desperately needed.

To read more about the amazing work Shine does go to  

Gavin Samin
Assistant Chief Instructor


Why GKR Karate?

GKR creates the right environment for our members to train in. Although we promote self defence and fitness, our style also fosters positive values, confidence, discipline, focus and well being. GKR teaches you not only how to punch and kick, it teaches you to be a better person.

We encourage students of all ages, from all walks of life to join our club and be part of the supportive ‘family’ that is GKR Karate.

  • Self Defence
  • Weight Loss
  • Focus
  • Family
  • Respect
  • Friendships

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