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Back to Black

This week the Hout Bay dojo celebrates the success of its two Senseis as they progress in their black belt journey to 5th and 6th Dan! After two gruelling black belt grading sessions with Shihan Chris Thompson – one of four Kimura Shukokai World Chief Instructors – Sensei John Shaw and Sensei Aubrey Davies have […]

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Hout Bay Brings Home the Gold

Sensei John takes Gold

On Saturday 12 October the Shukokai karate world gathered in Coimbra, Portugal for the 2019 Kimura Cup European Championships – and the results were great for the Hout Bay dojo! Building up to the competition competitors participated in a Gashuku (training day) lead by the Kimura Shukokai Joint World Chief Instructors. With the muscles warm […]

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KSISAS Regional Champs

Sensei John Shaw with one of his pupils

On Saturday 9 March karateka from across the Western Cape gathered at the Wynberg Military Sports hall for the first KSISAS regional champs for 2019. Hout Bay came home successfully… The Wynberg Military Sports hall was full of hopeful karateka on 9 March, there to compete in the first Kimura Shukokai International South Africa Regional Championships […]

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Keen on Kata

Performing Pinan Nidan kata, blindfolded

The word “kata” in Japanese means “way of doing”, referring specifically to “the form and order of the process”. The idea is that once a kata has been practiced over and over, it is committed to muscle memory, and can be enacted by the mere thinking of it. This can apply to tea making ceremonies, […]

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Hout Bay Dojo Grading, Mar ’19

Discipline and focus

On Saturday 2 March, the Samurai Hout Bay dojo filled with young hopefuls all trying to move up in their karate training to their next Kyu, or grade.    On Saturday 2 March nearly 60 young karateka gathered on the mat of the Hout Bay Samurai Dojo to try and earn their next belt, or […]

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KSI Mass Grading 2018

  KSI Mass Grading 25 August 2018   The KSI Mass Grading is an annual event on the KSI calendar.  It is a great oppurtunity for the whole Western Cape KSI organisation to come together and share their passion for karate.  Students and their families are invited to spend the morning together to see how far […]

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KSI World Championships 2018

KSI World Championships 2018  Members from the Samurai Karate Hout Bay Dojo recently represented South Africa in our Kimura Shukokai International World Championships in Stockholm, Sweden. We are extremely proud of our teams performance and are proud to announce that the Samurai Karate Hout Bay Dojo holds the following titles: World champion men’s veterans heavyweight […]

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SA Squad Hout Bay May 2018

SA Squad members from Samurai Karate Hout Bay Dojo Samurai Hout Bay Dojo are extremely proud to announce that ten of it’s members will be competing in our Kimura Shukokai World Tournament later on this year. This is the first time that juniors from the Samurai Karate Hout Bay dojo have been selected to represent […]

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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 […]

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Interview with Shirgeru Kimura Sensei

INTERVIEW WITH SHIGERU KIMURA SENSEI KEN HASSELL: Welcome to England again and thank you for your time so soon after your flight. SHIGERU KIMURA: You’re welcome. K.H.: How long are you here for? S.K.: Today (Thursday) until Monday then I go back to America. K.H.: When and where did you begin your karate training? S.K.: […]

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