CORE (noun) - the central, innermost, or most essential part of anything

Shane Clapson established CORE in 2010, a passionate martial artist with over 18 years Karate experience and currently graded San Dan (3rd-degree black belt) in Shotokan Karate. Since then, CORE has evolved into a trusted quality brand used by numerous martial artists in New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific.

Our story has only just begun. The future is very exciting as we continue to develop our range of uniforms, protective and training gear into world-class products. Make no mistake, our goal is to establish the CORE brand as the gold-standard for martial arts innovation, style and design.

Our aim at CORE is to provide our customers and distributors with the highest quality that can be found in martial arts gear anywhere.

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Our Values

Our values are summed up in the following proverb: 

He aha te mea nui o te ao?
He tangata! He tangata! He tangata!
What is the most important thing in the world?
It is people! It is people! It is people!
~ Maori proverb

It's all about us
Only the best
You win, we win
Investing in our markets
Nothing to hide
Feedback makes us better
No secrets
We love what we do

I have run my own karate dojo in Melbourne for over 30 years and have finally found an affordable karate uniform of excellent quality. I will be recommending CORE to all the schools in my organisation.




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