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...
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...
NEW | Adult Beginner Classes

NEW | Adult Beginner Classes

We’re excited to announce two new Adult Karate Classes for Beginners at 6.00 AM on Wednesday mornings – a women’s only class, with Sensei Kim Prytz and a mixed-gender class, with Sensei Rob Acton. Come and train in a relaxed, non-threatening,...
Senior Kata Tournament

Senior Kata Tournament

Our first kata tournament back in the dojo [due to the pan-you-know-what] strived for the balance of form and functional intensity. In each round, referees were tasked with awarding the flag to the competitor who best represented these fundamentals, as well as being...
WCIC 2021

WCIC 2021

On the bucket list of every karateka who has scaled the dizzy heights of beginner on the ladder of learning, is to attend a World Chief Instructors Course, held annually in Europe and the USA respectively. If there has been a silver lining to the cloud that is a...
Congratulations! You have been invited to grade

Congratulations! You have been invited to grade

Building a student into a confident black belt is a nuanced journey. It’s not just about how hard the student consistently trains with effort, or how good their form is, or how long they’ve been on a grade. A karate grading is an invitation to assess a student’s...