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

Sophie Savill

Sophie Savill

4th Dan Black Belt

Sophie began training at the Christchurch YMCA with Shihan Pat McGregor in 1985 at the age of 5.

Sophie has gone on to win many NZ National, Oceania and Commonwealth titles for kumite (competition fighting). She was captain of the Karate NZ National Team for many years. Sophie placed top 5 at many World Championships and also medalled, 

Sophie gained respect from team members and her opponents as a formidable competitor.

Sophie now enjoys giving back to the sport that has played such a big part in her life.


  • 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.