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...