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Welcome 2018

Welcome 2018

Welcome 2018

2018 is going to be an extremely exciting year for Samurai Karate Hout Bay Dojo. We have a few members who will be new to representing South Africa in our Kimura Shukokai World Tournament, which is being hosted in Stockholm – Sweden in July 2018.
The commitment required to retain the World Champion Status will mean many additional hours of vigorous training. We have a host of squad training sessions planned, together with regional tournaments and elite group training, over and above our normal karate lessons.
Our Hout Bay Dojo members selected to compete in this event are :
Lucas Wistuba
Onah Lowet
Bjorn Solheim
Ethan Marais
Jadon Cooper
Tynan Farmer
Carla Solheim
Mandy Muller
Craig Calverley
John Shaw
We are also planning to host a fund raising show of which all proceeds will be equally divided amongst our Hout Bay Dojo competitors. We will need all families and friends’ support in order
to make this a success. The venue is still being considered and we will confirm and advertise all information nearer the time.
The dojo heads in the Western Cape are also expected to attend our annual World Chief Instructors’ Course which is being hosted in Birmingham in April 2018. The main purpose for attending this course is to ensure that our karate meets the International criteria of competency and leadership.
Our first group grading will be held at our dojo on Saturday 3rd March 2018. Invitations to this grading will be based on merit. Those who are not ready can attempt the next grading on 2 June 2018.
We are also excited about the growth and interest in both boxercise and Aikido classes in our Dojo.
Our Boxercise classes :
Mon / Wed mornings 8.30 am – 9.30am
Tues / Thurs mornings 9.30am – 10.30am
Tues / Thurs evenings 6.15pm – 7.15 pm
Aikido Classes
Tues / Thurs evenings 7.15pm – 8.30pm
Wed mornings 7.00am – 8.00am
Let’s hope 2018 is a great success and I look forward to many happy hours of training together and good growth and improvement.
Regards
John