About Us

Auckland Martial Arts Supplies was founded by Rick Littlewood (8th dan Kodokan Judo - 1972 Munich Olympian) and originally situated in what was Chinatown at the upper end of Queen street in the early 1980’s.

Rick had been serving the martial arts community for well over 30+ years. In that time he also successfully established four well known and popular Japanese restaurants; Tanuki, Tanuki’s Cave and Kura Japanese Sake bar, and also Nombe (for those in the know!). Rick sadly passed away in 2018, but the store is still family owned and operated, and is managed by Jun Littlewood.

In 2023 we relocated Auckland Martial Arts Supplies to 271 Dominion Road in Mount Eden, Auckland, NZ. 

Photos of Rick Littlewood (8th dan Kodokan Judo) New Zealand

Budo : Is the way of Martial Arts

We strive to cater for all the needs of all martial artists from Tae Kwondo, Karate, Kung-fu, Kendo, Aikido, Judo /BJJ, Muay Thai to Ninjitsu.


Photo of Auckland Martial Arts Supplies shop interior