During the historic visit of our chief instructor, Kasuya Sensei, we are very proud to announce that the following people attained various Dan grading status as follows.
Kasuya sensei stated that the standard of the grading was good
We take this opportunity of congratulating the members who were successful in attaining their Dan Grading conducted by Kasuya Sensei:
Carlos Contreiras Gouveia Rokudan
Wayne Degnan Yondan
Stephan Steyn Yondan
Zilla Steyn Yondan
Maryna Lottering Yondan
Cobus Nienaber Sandan
Kylie Marnitz Nidan
Andre Kruger Shodan
William Van Blerk Shodan
John Van der Sandt Shodan
Elana Smalberger Shodan
Liam Aylward Shodan
Alexandra Correia Shodan
Paula Correia Shodan
Rudi Van Wyk Shodan
Karin Lombaard Shodan
Aaliyah Lala Shodan
Vivek Jugdeo Shodan
Renier Basson Shodan
Michael Klopper Shodan
Sechaba Motshweneng Shodan
WSKF South Africa, under the leadership of Michael Dukas Sensei, was recently honoured to host Hitoshi Kasuya Sensei, (8th Dan) the Chief Instructor of The World Shotokan Karate-Do Federation and one of the leading Shotokan karate instructors in the world.
Kasuya Sensei is a former protégé of Master Nakayama Sensei who had an important impact on him because of his scientific approach to karate and his ability to challenge his students.
Kasuya Sensei is acknowledged and respected worldwide for his unique teaching method, scientific approach and dynamic technical skill. He emphasizes rotational dynamics and a thinking, analytical approach to Shotokan karate.
During his short visit to South Africa, Kasuya Sensei presented a number of training seminars – a session each for junior Grades (White to Green belts) and a session each dedicated to more senior Grades (Blue to Black) belts in Pretoria and Vanderbijlpark respectively as well as special training session for WSKF South Africa instructors. Those who attended were inspired by the world-renowned Karate Master who has excelled in both kata (set forms) and kumite (sparring) throughout his karate career spanning several decades.
Michael Dukas Sensei, (7th Dan) Chief Instructor of WSKF South Africa and Vice President of WSKF in Africa has known Kasuya Sensei for many years and recalls training with him in Japan as early as (date?) where he witnessed first-hand one of most versatile karateka of all time. Kasuya Sensei was a member of Japan's national team until 1982.
Currently he is active as an instructor and referee. Kasuya Sensei is also in great demand on the seminar circuit and spends a large part of his year abroad teaching seminars in the different WSKF member countries. [The World Shotokan Karate-Do Federation (WSKF) has members in 75 countries.
Dukas Sensei says, “We are very pleased that Kasuya Sensei managed to find time in his very busy schedule to visit South Africa. I am sure that our members who attended the seminars gained a lot of knowledge and insight from this exceptional opportunity. I hope they appreciate our Chief Instructor’s excellent contribution and that they will apply his teachings on the various karate techniques and karate etiquette in particular for the improvement of their own karate and to the benefit of karate in general.
We look forward to the World WSKF Championships which will be held in Tokyo, Japan in August 2017.”
WSKF South Africa is proud to announce that the WSKF (World Shotokan Karate Federation) chief instructor, Hitoshi Kasuya Sensei will be visiting South Africa during may 2016.
Karateka from any other organisation that are interested in attending either of the seminars will be welcome. Please contact us for further information.
Kasuya Sensei will conduct two seminars during his visit as follows.
13th MAY 2016
Venue: Riverside High School, Three Rivers, Vereeniging
Time: 16h00 – 17h30 White to Green Belts
Time: 18h00 – 20h00 Blue to Black Belts
Contact: Marion Dukas 0845806075
14th MAY 2016
Venue: Warriors Sports Hall, Centurion
Time: 10h30 – 12h00 White to Green Belts
Time: 14h00 – 16h00 Blue to Black Belts
Contact: Simone Roig y Collado 0827862603
The Dukas Karate Institute held the 2015 Prize Giving function during November 2015.
Members were acknowledged for their achievements during the year, but there were also many awards presented to members
who excelled in the other important aspects of karate eg dedication, motivation, spirit and commitment.
Mike Sensei explained that these attributes are just as important for a good karateka as winning medals.
Black belts and administrative secretaries with the various trophies to be presented.