Welcome to Boland Dragons Karate

Welcome to the Shorin-Ryu Shorinkan Boland Dragons Karate web page.

You will find the history of Shorin-Ryu Karate and Kobudo in South Africa, the latest news and links to Boland Dragons Shorin-Ryu Karate.

Shorin-Ryu South Africa, lead by Kyoshi Claude Johnson (8th Dan), practices traditional Okinawan Shorin-Ryu Karate ( Kobayashi-Ryu ) as taught by our Grandmaster, Nakazato Shugoro “Hanshi JuDan”.

As a National organization, we are affiliated to the Okinawan Shorin-Ryu Shorinkan via Kyoshi Doug Perry (9th Dan) under the direct mentorship of Kyoshi Pat Haley (8th Dan)

Our passion is Shorin-Ryu Karate and we trust that you will enjoy your visit to the home of Boland Dragons Shorin-Ryu Karate in South Africa.



Good day everyone, By now you are all aware of the virus that is causing havoc around the world and has also started in our Country. With this being said all classes are suspended until further notice, we’ll go on with our classes through an online tutorial platform. Please download the relevant form for you, …

New Karate Dojo

Welcome to the New Val de Vie Dojo This is one special dojo with a world-class facility. We take pride in the clean-cut wooden floors and mirror all around the hall which gives our students for the best karate class ever.