Profile | Graham Rowe | Then and Now

Profile | Graham Rowe | Then and Now

I’ll never forget the vibe in my old gym. It was 1968 and I’d just started this crazy sport called boxing. I was 8 years old – thin, pale, and sickly. I walked reluctantly into my first training session. Already the guys were at it: skipping, bashing the bag,...
PROFILE | Sensei Luchiano Jacobs and Capricorn Primary

PROFILE | Sensei Luchiano Jacobs and Capricorn Primary

I started my karate journey in primary school and it changed my mindset and my life. The area where I live isn’t filled with positivity. A lot of children are changed by their surroundings and circumstances at home. Many children don’t finish school and end up...
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...
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...
Get your gloves

Get your gloves

There is a great misconception that combat sports are all about aggression and intensity. Of course, these emotions have their place. But the ironic result of my 4-year training journey at Samurai Claremont Boxing Gym has been the calming effect boxing has had on me...
Who is | Soke Shigeru Kimura

Who is | Soke Shigeru Kimura

Our founder (Soke) Shigeru Kimura was born in Kobe, Japan on 2 March 1941. He began Karate at the age of 16 as a student of Sensei Chojiro Tani (1921-1998). At the age of 21, Kimura won the All Japan Kumite Championship and then repeated this achievement a year later....