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HOW TO | Fold Your Gi
HOW TO | Fold Your Gi

Yes, we know it seems obvious but sometimes even the simple things are better explained. Lay out your gi pants or hold them up at the waist. Fold in half lengthwise. Smooth out wrinkles. Fold in half across the width. Fold in half again. Set aside for the moment. Lay...

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...

You Are Your Own Sensei
You Are Your Own Sensei

A tennis coach once had a profound insight while watching a cat stalk a bird. He realised the cat is not thinking about how to crouch or when to jump. She’s not thinking about how to gather her muscles, or how to push off, or how far to spring. She’s not thinking...

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...

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 resilience (both...

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