KSISAS Regional Championships | May 2022

KSISAS Regional Championships | May 2022

Oss Karateka WOW – what an awesome result by our dojo across all age groups. Congrats and well done to all our competitors, refs, table officials, helpers, parents and most of all to the best instructors from our dojo for their consistent good work. I’m...
Kumite for Adult Beginners

Kumite for Adult Beginners

I must admit I was a little nervous for a Kumite course, thinking I’d be put on the spot and immediately have to start sparring. After each of us received a pair of Sexy Socks from Sensei Bruce, depicting Soke Kimura’s bowman image to help explain how to use the...
Black Belt Grading | January 22 2022 | 42 Degrees

Black Belt Grading | January 22 2022 | 42 Degrees

When you earn a black belt in Kimura Shukokai Karate, you have the added confidence and belief that you can do anything you desire. The average time of preparation for our juniors’ grading to black belt was some 9 years. For some of our junior black belts to...
Buses, Umbrellas and Grit | Reflections from South Korea

Buses, Umbrellas and Grit | Reflections from South Korea

We asked 2nd Dan black belt, Ali Wittenberg-Scott, how her karate training has helped navigate the trials of relocating to a foreign country. Here’s what she said: This is a blog post about uprooting to a foreign country in the middle of a pandemic, with zero...
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...