Born on 26 April 1955. He first started karate in 1983
His favourite technique during kumite is a solid stomach punch and his
overall favourite technique is a front snap kick.
Kyoshi's favourite kata is Kanku Dai.
His favourite weapon is the Jo
His most interesting experience was during a winter camp in the
Drakensburg. Early on the Sunday morning at 6AM tgey went for a run and
on the way there was a very cold stream and he was instructed to take
his top off and jump into the water and start doing basic techniques.
Kyoshi Yolinda Strevens
Kyoshi Bradford Mackenzie
Born on 20 June 1974. He began karate training in early
1985 under Hanshi.
His favourite fighting technique is a back spinning kick followed by a
roundhouse kick. His overall favourite technique is the reverse punch.
His favourite kata is Kururunfa
He enjoys using the Sai
His most exciting experience was training in Central Park in New York
City exchanging cultural activities like doing the Haka and singing Sho
sho loza. He says that passer-byes almost started giving out money.
Kyoshi Razien Dangor
Kyoshi Ejaz Latib
Born on 13 August 1972.First began studying the martial
arts in 1985 doing Wing Chun Do in Europe and then later that year began
doing karate under Hanshi.
His favourite fighting technique is a crescent kick followed by a
His overall favourite technique is a front snap kick.
His favourite kata is Kanku Dai
He enjoys using the Bo and Shinai
HHis most exciting experience was winning a gold medal in the kumite
& weapons division during a trip to Cleveland Ohio at the World Martial Arts Hall
Of Fame. He challenged a big guy from The Bahamas and was able to land
his favourite techniques which won him the final fight apart from winning the
fights against other martial artists.The other great thing
was during the weapons division where he used the Bo the judges couldn't
decide anymore between the finalists because of such a contrast in the weapons
used by different practitioners their ages and their experience and
because they were only Masters left that they gave the top 4 people all
first place and he was joint first with Shihan Ahmed and a Master from
another style who was in his late 70's who did a sword kata.
Born on 6 January 1957.He started karate in 1990 first
under Shotokan and then through the current organization.
His favourite technique is a combination of 3-4 different punches
although he prefers a good strong stomach punch.
Sensei enjoys Teki-Shodan and using the Bo and Jo
His one main experience came when he had to defend himself against an
attacker in a parking lot. It was the case of an ant against an elephant
and he obviously had to look at attacking the vital points in order to
bring the attacker down, the attacker really regretted attacking Sensei.
Sensei Naseem Ebrahim
Born on 12 April 1960.He started karate in 1990.
His favourite technique is deadly stomach punch. He believes in the
power of winding someone to stop them from attacking any more.
He enjoys doing Kanku-dai.
His favourite weapon is the Sai.
What he finds that so amazing about karate is that has opened doors to
integrating people from different nationalities, races, religions &
cultures especially since he spent a good part of his youth through the
struggle of apartheid. There are so many experiences that he enjoyed
however most of all is the regular classes that he takes getting
instruction directly from Hanshi.
Sensei Jeremiah Mothlabane
Sensei Yusuf Bokhary
Born on 10 July 1983. Began his karate training in 1990
Sensei enjoys throwing a combination of punches and kicks. His favourite
technique is a roundhouse kick.
His favourite kata is Seipai
His favourite weapons are the bo & jo!
His favourite experience was when he went for his Shodan (1st Dan)
promotion. It was basically the training that led up to the promotion
that was very intense and he thanks Sensei Ronald and the late Sensei
Leilah Said and he says that its because of them he was able to to
finish and pass and that memory was filled with a lot of laughs
and pain and will always stay with him.
Sensei Andy Baker
Born on 24 May 1963.He began his training in karate in
1975 first under Shotokan and then stopped training for a few years and
then restarted training under Hanshi.
He says that he always tries to avoid fighting however if he has no
other choice it will be a case of 'Sen-No-Sen'.
He enjoys doing a combination of a kick followed by a sweep.He says that
the best thing to do is to stop the fight as soon as possible.
Sensei loves all the 'Shuri' katas.
He likes using the Bo from the practiced weapons.
His best experience comes regularly as he enjoys assisting Hanshi at the
Goudpark Primary School in Eldoradopark. The kids are absolutely amazing
as he finds their spirit incredible and he swears that he has learnt
more from those kids then they have learned from him.