Karate Helped Louis improve Club Feet

Hi, my name is Nidan Louis D’Oliveira . I am a student at the Villieria Tigers dojo in Pretoria under Kyoshi Riaan Coetzee, I have been involved with the dojo since 1992. I was born with club feet and the doctors told my mother that I would have problems walking...

Luka, Karate since 6 Years old

I started Karate when I was 6 years old. I started because my parents decided that it would be a good idea to keep a link to my Japanese heritage. At first I was terrified of Kyoshi Claude and wanted to sit by the wall but my grandma told me that I have to do it. I am...

Karate Levels the Playing Field

What I love about karate is the platform it creates for people to be equal. It does not matter what your back ground, social status, religion or ethnic group is. Once you enter that Dojo, you enter a different set of rules. And the longer you are exposed to karate and...

My Journey to Black Belt

I started training JKA Karate under Sensei Karl von der Marwitz back in 1996, my Matric year. At the end of 1996, I stopped karate due to travels and studying but always felt like I wanted to get back into it. Sensei Karl and I remained friends and played some touch...

Karate. More than a Martial Art

Karate is more than a Martial Art. It is also a Teacher of the Secrets of Success in Life. If you really seek the way you will find that there are lots of hidden gems while working towards perfecting the art. You learn that the only way to win, survive or thrive is...