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Masterton Judo & Ju Jitsu Academy was founded in April 2010, and rebranded to Ngā Tōtara Dojo in 2023.


Many people come to Ngā Tōtara Dojo to learn self-defense, others may have different fitness, technical or spiritual goals. We will help you to strive to reach them, though they will all require effort, hard work and commitment. We pride ourselves in providing a friendly and inspiring place to train .

New participants, whether experienced martial artists or complete beginners, are always welcome. Please feel free to stop by at any class, any time of year, to see if classes in Judo, Aikido, Shorinji Kan Ju Jitsu, Karate or Eskrima are what you are looking for.

Beginners are welcome all year round, and your first one to two sessions are free to try. As the sessions are practical, it's best to wear something loose and comfortable like a t-shirt and tracksuit bottoms, a belt and gi jacket can be borrowed from the changing room.


Ngā Tōtara Dojo.


History of Judo in the Wairarapa.


Martial arts has long been prevelent in the Wairarapa and here is a researched article on the previous Judo club in Masterton. Click on the LINK


Media Articles.

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