Honbu: 8 Phillips Street. Phillipstown.
Training: Mon - Fri : 15:30 - 20:00
‭Contact: Michelle. Phone: 027 577 9794‬

Heather Cooper

Heather Cooper

“Working alongside the students and watching them progress in the art is something that I find extremely worthwhile and rewarding.”

3rd Dan Black Belt

Heather began her Karate training in 1995 in Christchurch.

After about a year of training she decided to move on and find another club as she felt the coaching she was receiving was not up to the high standard she would have liked. 

It was at this time that Heather made contact with Pat Shihan. 

Since joining up with Shi Sei Kan (club name at the time) Heather has never looked back.

She developed a real passion for coaching and spent many hours alongside Pat Shihan coaching & learning from his tips and advice.

Heather believes that Karate has many benefits for people of all ages. Karate has helped her become a more confident person who strives to continually enhance her own personal development. She says she feels very fortunate to be an active member of such a supportive and proactive club.


  • Please arrive 10 minutes before class.
  • Changing facilities are available.
  • Wear shorts or track pants, and t-shirt.
  • Bring a water bottle.
  • For safety of all students, jewellery such as bracelets, rings and necklaces must be removed, along with most piercings. Stud earrings may be permitted. Finger and toes nails must be trimmed.