We, the instructors and senior members of Shorin-Ryu Shorinkan Karate South Africa are dedicated to teaching the way of Karate. We are driven by the love and respect we have for Karate and are intrigued at what Karate still offers us after so many years of practicing it.
We have a responsibility towards our students and as such, emphasis is placed on character development and mental and physical discipline
We are committed in all our teachings in an equal manner and to unlock the potential which lies within all of us.
Enjoy your Karate and treat the Martial Arts with the respect and discipline to which it adheres.
All higher grades are encouraged to help out and teach in the junior classes.
Sensei JP van Heerden
Sensei JP is the dojo owner and head of the Boland Dragons dojo. He trained under Kyoshi Claude Johnson-8th Dan (Shorin-ryu Shorinkan South Africa President) and is currently graded as a Sandan, 3rd Dan, and Shodan, 2nd Dan, in Kobudo.
Sensei Dawid Joubert
Sensei Dawid trained under Kyoshi Riaan Coetzee – 7th Dan (Shorin-ryu Shorinkan South Africa Vice President) and is currently graded as Nidan, 2nd Dan.
Sensei Nicolene Botha
Sensei Nicolene trained under Kyoshi Riaan Coetzee – 7th Dan (Shorin-ryu Shorinkan South Africa Vice President) and is currently graded as Nidan, 2nd Dan.