Since 1967

About

Our dojo is no ordinary gym. It’s a safe, friendly space with a curriculum for life. So much more than a kick and a punch.

philosophy

Training at Samurai is life-changing. It strengthens the mind and body and builds fundamental skills for life.

Whether it’s the 4-year-old who develops concentration, the teenager who grows in confidence, the twenty-something who cultivates grit, or the mature adult who builds strength and agility – we care about our members as martial artists and as human beings. At Samurai we respect and support everyone’s individual abilities and goals.

Our dojo encourages and promotes the core values of martial arts: continuous self-improvement, perseverance, discipline and respect. We have a deep appreciation of our training environment – the dojo, the ring, the forest, the mountain, the beach, or on the field.

Each lesson is specific and conscious, showing respect for your opponents, for your master, for the dojo, for life.

That is training at Samurai.

 

 

 

“I’ve discovered that karate has so many benefits for children – like better discipline, more motivation, and a LONGER attention span.”

As a mum and occupational therapist, I’m amazed at the key benefits karate offers for school readiness: bilateral integration, core strength, balance and left/right discrimination, building large muscle groups and improving gross motor skills. Karate kids are not only learning a beneficial sport, they’re having fun and improving the tools that are necessary for early childhood development.”

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Kimura Shukokai Karate

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Kimura Shukokai is our style of karate, which is directly descended from the Okinawan masters. It means ‘the explosive release of energy’ and it strives to achieve the greatest impact with the least amount of effort. The secret, is in the breath. Correct breathing enhances physical performance, focuses the mind, builds concentration and strengthens resolve. This is also important for our kata, which is the Japanese word used to describe co-ordinated sequences and movement patterns. Correct breathing in kata allows you to improve speed, footwork and precision. We believe that kata lives in the spirit of the gesture and not the gesture itself. Every technique has these principles at its core.

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Our Senseis

What makes our dojo different is the quality of training and caring attitude of our instructors. We take an active interest in the wellbeing of each of our students, from age 4 to 74, and respect their individual goals. With numerous international awards and achievements among us, we happen to love what we do.

Sensei Bruce

“That which we persist in doing becomes easier to do. Not that the nature of the thing has changed but the power to do so has increased”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sensei Bruce van Rensburg
Martial art KSI / Boxing
Since Age 21
Level 6th Dan KSI
Highest accolade

Kata & Kumite Double Gold

KSI Open European Championship

Claim to fame Lived through a Bear Grylls survival course
What keeps you training Passion
What makes a successful karateka Effort
Vice Chocolate
Top value
Purpose
Birthday 25 September
Day job Principal of Samurai Dojo
Hobby Camping & adventure
Sensei Brad

“Everyone has a plan until they get hit”
Mike Tyson

Sensei Bradley Park
Martial art KSI
Since Age 21
Level 6th Dan KSI
Highest accolade

Team Kata Gold medalist

KSI World Championships

Claim to fame
Ran the Comrades marathon
What keeps you training
Fascination with breath and the body
What makes a successful karateka Hard work
Vice Whiskey
Top value
Adding value
Birthday 16 April
Day job Software developer
Hobby Sports. All sports.
Sensei Luchiano

“Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard”
Kevin Durant

Sensei Luchiano Jacobs

 

Martial art KSI
Since Age 10
Level 2nd Dan KSI
Highest accolade

Kumite Bronze medalist

KSI World Championships

Claim to fame
Growing up in Vrygrond without joining a gang
What keeps you training
Improving myself and those around me
What makes a successful Karateka Humility
Vice A gatsby and Coke
Top value
Family
Birthday 12 June
Day job Karate teacher
Hobby Music & dancing

 

Sensei Charlie

“Overcome space, and all we have left is here. Overcome time,
and all we have is now.”

Jonathan Livingston Seagull

Sensei Charlie Hinde

 

Martial art Sankukai / KSI / Jiu Jitsu / Arnis (Escrima)
Since Age 5
Level 6th Dan KSI
Highest accolade

Kumite Bronze medalist 

Shitō-ryū  World Championships

Claim to fame
Cycled the Camino through the French Pyrenees
What keeps you training
Quest to improve efficiency of motion and power
What makes a successful karateka
Perseverance
Vice Hummus
Top value
Humour
Birthday 12 July
Day job
Information security
Hobby

Tech & travel

There are no limits, only plateaus
Bruce Lee

Sensei Cameron Froud
Martial art KSI
Since Age 9
Level 3rd Dan KSI
Highest accolade

Kumite Bronze medalist

KSI World Championships

Claim to fame
Stuntman
What keeps you training
Striving to be better than yesterday
What makes a successful karateka
Attitude
Vice Peanut butter
Top value
Loyalty
Birthday 9 September
Day job
COO at Sexy Socks
Hobby

Movies & exercise

 

OUR ROOTS

Since 2010

Outreach

Since 2010, Samurai Dojo has been a strong supporter of Capricorn Primary School and the Vrygrond community. Learning karate has had a positive impact on tension and hostility levels at the school. This has helped the students become more settled and focused in the classroom, and more confident and disciplined on the field.

 

“We’re privileged to see many of the learners grow in physical, mental and emotional strength through hard work and dedication in their training.”


SENSEI BRUCE VAN RENSBURG

 

Confidence • Respect • Control

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Scheduled classes Monday to Saturday

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