NOTICE | WRKA is closing its doors in July (Wainui dojo) and December (LH dojo). We are not accepting new students | Osu!


Joining the Wellington Region Karate Academy is simple.  Not only can you try it out for FREE, our regular fees are some of the lowest in Lower Hutt and the Wellington region, with discounts for young students and families.


Come on in and give it a go!  We will assign you a 'buddy' student who will help you during the class. Please wear loose sports clothing and bring a drink bottle.  Remember we train in bare feet.  Free trials can happen at any Monday classes.


At the Wellington Region Karate Academy, ages 5 and up are welcome!  We also have classes for families, children, teenagers and adults; please see our timetables to look at times and days.



There is a one-off sign up fee of $70.  This includes a new Karate uniform, white belt and club badge.  Then regular fees can be paid weekly, fortnightly or monthly, by direct debit:

5-7 years 8+ years 3rd in family +
Weekly $14.00 $17.00 $34 max per family/week
(or) Fortnightly $24.00 $30.00 $60 max per family/fortnight
(or) Monthly $45.00 $55.00 $110 max per family/month


To end your membership simply ensure all your payments are up to date and give one months' notice.


  • Sapius Ltd, operators of the Way of Life Gym & Fitness Centre and Wellington Region Karate Academy, administer all memberships and fees.  
  • All regular fees are paid via direct debit, in advance.  Sorry we do not offer 'pay as you go' memberships, and we do not accept payment by online banking.  Fees continue throughout the year regardless of school and public holidays, including a short break over the Christmas & New Year period.
  • When returning your completed membership agreement, please bring photo ID and written proof of your bank account details with you.
  • This is a non-smoking, non-swearing, drug-free environment with health and safety rules that must be followed.
  • When students advance to a new grade there is a $50 promotion assessment fee, which includes a new belt supplied by the WRKA.
  • We may charge a $15 administration fee for any payment that fails to process, or regular fee not paid by its due date.
  • You can put your membership on hold for $15.  The minimum hold period is one month.
  • Intermediate students are to own a set of protective gear for kumite, which can be purchased through our Online Martial Arts Store.