About Us

About Us


Little Lions is founded by Shihan Syed Mohiuddin who is the Founder and Chief Instructor of Lion Budokan Karate International, NZ.

LBKI has been training Karate and Self Defense to kids over 6-year old, youth and adults since 2013.

The initiative of launching ‘Little Lions’ has been long awaited. We have seen a great demand and a need for quality training of karate for kids in the community.

Our pathway connects students completing their kids’ training at Little Lions into a smooth transition of LBKI’s regular courses and belt system.

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Syed Mohiuddin

Founder and Chief Instructor

Syed Mohiuddin

Shihan Syed Mohiuddin is the founder and Chief Instructor of Lion Budokan Karate International, New Zealand. ‘Shihan’ is the Martial Arts title awarded to him. He has been training and teaching Karate for over thirty years now.

Shihan Syed’s passion and commitment towards Karate can easily be seen in the continued growth of LBKI dojos. His unique teaching method is helping many kids, youth and adults in India and New Zealand. Many students have gained their Black belts, and some are working towards their 2nd Dan and 3rd Dan Black belt qualifications.

Shihan Syed believes that Karate-do is much more than the ability to fight and being fit – it’s the way of life and should reflect in one’s personality through his/her day-to-day affairs.

He is actively taking classes at LBKI branches. Other than the regular lessons Shihan Syed takes sessions to security groups, Social groups and Academic Schools in Auckland.

Qualifications and Roles

  • Black Belt 5th Dan – Japan
  • Black Belt 5th Dan – India
  • Founder and Chief Instructor – Lion Budokan Karate International, NZ
  • Joint Secretary & Examiner – Lion Budokan Karate International
  • President – Karate Budokan New Zealand Inc
  • Founder and Director – GlobalInfo Ltd – Web Development and Digital Marketing Company
  • Former Secretary – New Zealand Martial Arts Institute