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....
Proudly Samurai

Proudly Samurai

We’re honoured to have these exemplary individuals as part of our Samurai Claremont student body. We believe their commitment to their karate – the discipline to keep showing up for training, the determination to improve, the resilience to come back after a grueling...
Student Profile | Jock Findlay

Student Profile | Jock Findlay

Jock Findlay | Commercial Photographer How it began Back in 1972 as a teenager in Joburg, my friends and I discovered the local dojo. I took to martial arts immediately, but our family moved around a lot and so for many years karate became an on-again, off-again...