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About JKS South AfricaOur Mission

JKS South Africa is a dynamic organisation, which aims to offer affiliated clubs and students the best in traditional, shotokan-style karate tuition in South Africa. We strive to:

maintain a professionally run Organisation, based on the principles of honesty, integrity, sincerity, and mutual respect and co-operation;
develop knowledgeable, well trained, and enthusiastic instructors, able to bring out the best in their students;
expose our competitive students to well organised, fair, and challenging competition.
What is karate?
Karate is a martial art, a great sport, and a system of self defence. The word "karate" is formed from the Japanese words Kara (meaning "empty") and Te (meaning "hand"), symbolising that its practitioners - Karateka - are unarmed, and use their empty hands and feet as "weapons".

What is JKS Karate?
JKS is a Shotokan based style of Karate, and it emphasises a balanced development of speed, strength and range of techniques. JKS karate also:

builds confidence and self-control;
develops fast reflexes;
is great for almost all ages;
teaches you the basic principles of progressive goal setting and reaching those goals;
reduces violence by teaching how to rather avoid getting involved in physical confrontations;
keeps you in shape while you have fun;
is great for the whole family to do together;
is practiced for self defence purposes.
The hard physical training required to reach a high level of skill in JKS Karate promotes overall good health, fitness, and well-being. The concentration, commitment, and dedication required help build a strong, confident, and determined character who is normally:

more focussed and committed;
in better shape;
more confident;
less likely to smoke, abuse alcohol, or take drugs;
more respectful towards others;
regarded as a role model.
Initially you will be learning mostly the basic moves which form the foundation of everything that follows later on. Good basics generally lead to someone becoming a great karate practitioner.

In addition to the basic punching, kicking and blocking techniques used in sparring, training also includes "kata", which involves performing a prescribed series of karate moves designed to teach typical responses to habitual acts of violence. There are twenty six different kata in JKS, but you will be practicing only the first five or so in your first couple of years of training.

A great deal of your karate training will involve working with training partners in class. The object of working with a training partner is to learn, experience, and practice the application of the basic karate techniques in a controlled environment, thereby also minimising injuries.

JKS aims at providing the highest level of traditional Shotokan karate training that can be found in South Africa, providing a politics free, professional organization, and being an internationally recognised certifying organization, for both students and instructors, through standardized certification programs and syllabi.


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Fri, 10 December 2004
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JKS InstructorsPhotography - Ian McLaren

This page will be updated with information about JKS instructors as it becomes available. Please click where applicable, on the link below each name to view background information on instructors.

Hachidan (8th dan)

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Shihan
Norman Robinson
Biography

Rokudan (6th dan)

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Pierre Jordaan
Japie Storm
Andre Kok
Piet Loubser

Godan (5th dan)

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Shelton Milner
Rodney Greenspan
Lourencia Kok
Clive Strugnell
Piet van der Westhuizen

Chris Kok
Peter Abrahams
Lisa Greenspan

Yondan (4th dan)

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Sean O'Connell
Renzo Regniani
Gert Oelofsen
Kobus Prinsloo
Filip Houndalas

Warren Levi
Nick Charilaou
Godfried Kotze
Michelle Prinsloo
Maxwell

Ayesha van Rensburg

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