Chan’s Martial Arts is one of the largest martial arts schools in New Zealand. We teach an established and broad self defense system named Shao Chi Chuan, which was founded in Christchurch, New Zealand, in 1975.
Shao Chi Chuan is an advanced system of self defense that draws upon techniques from a broad range of styles, and combines them with the soft and flowing principles of Tai Chi Chuan.
The result is a highly effective and precise martial art that equips students with a comprehensive set of skills and tactics for self-defence, whilst simultaneously encouraging relaxed, efficient movement and good physical condition.
Due to its low impact and well-structured syllabus, Shao Chi Chuan is suitable for students of all capabilities and backgrounds.
Shao Chi Chuan schools are located nationwide, as well as in Australia, the US, and the UK.
At your first class, the aim is to introduce you to the basics of Shao Chi Chuan, which includes a focus on stances, basic kicks and punches, and hand releases.
Later you will also be introduced to a few of our drills and fight games, which have been developed to teach the tactics and strategies necessary for self defense.
Lastly, you can expect to have fun! Turning up to a new self defense school for the first time can be intimidating, however Shao Chi Chuan students are generally friendly and welcoming, making for a safe and enjoyable environment in which to learn.
Free trail period available to all new students!
Free parking available on the roads around the school.