SAMURAI in the spotlight

SAMURAI in the spotlight

From gymnastics to matric dances and cycle tours to Shakespeare, we love that Samurai karate students are keen participants of life beyond the dojo. Our warriors have this to say about their recent achievements: Skyla Kotsedi | Purple Belt | Grade 4 About her...
You Are Your Own Sensei

You Are Your Own Sensei

A tennis coach once had a profound insight while watching a cat stalk a bird. He realised the cat is not thinking about how to crouch or when to jump. She’s not thinking about how to gather her muscles, or how to push off, or how far to spring. She’s not thinking...
KATA | Showing the truth of who you are

KATA | Showing the truth of who you are

Speaking in front of a crowd has always made me anxious. I think many people can relate to this. Performing kata in front of a big group (and getting judged on it!) is similar. It takes courage, and can be very intimidating. Samurai dojo recently held a Pinan Yondan...
BUILDING RESILIENCE | One karate class at a time

BUILDING RESILIENCE | One karate class at a time

As mothers, we know that in the future life may be tough for our children. For my two rather shy, sensitive, and cautious children, my chosen strategy to address this issue – and the one thing that I consider most important about my job – is to build...
KARATE PARTY | Let’s kick up some fun!

KARATE PARTY | Let’s kick up some fun!

Karate parties are easy for you and fun for your children! Ideal for boys and girls from age 4-10, a karate party is perfect for active children with energy to spare. Partygoers get an experience of what karate is actually about. We play games and activities we teach...