OUR INSTRUCTORS

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Norman Robinson – 9th Dan

About
Shihan Norman Robinson has been studying the martial arts as long as he could remember. He started with Judo and later studied karate from books. Shihan Norman and Sensei Stan Schmidt pioneered JKS in South Africa. Shihan Norman is the founder of JKS in South Africa.

Contact
cell: 082 957 1903
email: nrobinson@jks.org.za
Dojo: Hoitsugan Dojo – Randburg

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André Kok – 8th Dan

About
Shihan André started karate at age 8. His father Chris Kok Sensei woke him every morning before school for training sessions at Eddie Dorey Sensei. After school he went directly to the dojo for more training at night. In his 20s, he trained with Sensei Stan Schmidt and Sensei Malcolm Dorfman. In 1992, he joined Shihan Norman’s dojo. Shihan André graded for 5th, 6th and 7th Dan in front of a Japanese panel headed by Asai Shihan and Kagawa Shihan. Shihan André graded to 8th Dan in 2016 and is currently the technical director of JKS South Africa.

Contact
cell: 071 491 1864
email: andrekok@jkskarate.co.za
Dojo: Karate School of Champions – Valhalla

Lourencia Kok – 7th Dan

About
Lourencia Sensei started karate with her older sister at age 15. After grading for orange belt, her sister lost interest while she fell in love with the art and never turned back. When they graded to orange, they started free fighting in the dojo, her sister didn’t want to and Lourencia Sensei couldn’t wait for floor time. Her sister said there is a “Bruce Lee” training at the club, she must come train with her. This “Bruce Lee” was Andre Sensei. Lourencia Sensei graded to 7th Dan in 2016, the first woman in the style worldwide to have achieved this level.

Contact
cell: 082  970 9259
email: lkok@jkskarate.co.za
Dojo: Karate School of Champions – Valhalla

More about our Instructors

Sensei Schan Bezuidenhout

Senior Instructor
2nd Dan
Despatch Dojo
(Despatch Central Sport Grounds)
Tel: 081 448 5294
E-mail: jkskarate.despatch@gmail.com

Sensei Godfried Kotze

Senior Instructor
6th Dan
Tora Karate Institute
(Pretoria East)
Tel: 082 459 7404
E-mail: godfriedkotze@cybersmart.co.za

Sensei Ayesha van Rensburg

Senior Instructor
5th Dan
Van Rensburg & Midgley Karate
(Linden, Jhb)
Tel: 082 441 7485
E-mail: ayesha.vanrensburg@gmail.com

Sensei Jannie Buitendag

Instructor
5th Dan
Shuriken Karate Centre
(Middelburg)
Tel: 083 233 2264
Email: jannieb@mweb.co.za

Sensei Charmian Esterhuizen

Senior Instructor
4th Dan
Kishou Karate Academy
(Springs)
Tel: 076 230 0927
E-mail: cverster@justice.gov.za

Sensei Celmari Human

Senior Instructor
2nd Dan
Sakura Kai Disabled Karate
(Alma School Pretoria)
Tel: 082 738 7782
E-mail: cella.human@icloud.com

Sensei Filip Houndalas

Senior Instructor
7th Dan
Samurai Dojo
(Witbank)
Tel: 083 625 1435
E-mail: samuraidojo@telkomsa.net

Sensei Mervin Gounden

Senior Instructor
6th Dan
Border JKS
(East London)
Tel: 084 402 5280
E-mail: mervingounden@gmail.com

Sensei Michelle Prinsloo

Senior Instructor
5th Dan
Shuriken Karate Centre
(Middelburg)
Tel: 072 159 7292
E-mail: shuriken@absamail.co.za

Sensei Christo Muller

Senior Instructor
4th Dan
Irene Farms JKS
(Irene/Pierre van Ryneveld)
Tel: 081 497 9378
E-mail: mullercd@telkom.co.za

Sensei Vanessa Grieve

Senior Instructor
5th Dan
Jeffreys Bay JKS Karate Dojo
(Jeffreys Bay)
Tel: 082 413 9778
E-mail: jbayacademy@isat.co.za

Sensei Ashleigh Barker

Senior Instructor
2nd Dan
Bushido Karate
(Port Elizabeth)
Tel: 078 924 5257
Email: ashleigh@bushidokaratesa.co.za

Sensei Peter Abrahams

Senior Instructor
7th Dan
Ippon Karate Club
(Welkom)
Tel: 072 175 2296
E-mail: ipponwkm@gmail.com

Sensei Quentin Rourke

Senior Instructor
6th Dan
Shotokan Karate Academy
(Bloemfontein)
Tel: 082 644 3865
E-mail: qrourke@vodamail.co.za

Sensei Gerhard Wachter

Senior Instructor
5th Dan
Bethlehem Dojo
(Free State)
Tel: 083 279 1933
E-mail: gerhard@bethlehem.co.za

Sensei Christo Kammies

Senior Instructor
4th Dan
Kanku-dai Zen JKS Karate Centre
(Upington)
Tel: 072 686 5028
E-mail: 007kammies@gmail.com

Sensei Marian Rossouw

Senior Instructor
4th Dan
Humansdorp JKS
(Eastern Cape)
Tel: 082 870 2891
E-mail: drdrossouw@telkomsa.net

Sensei Amilda Van Wyk

Senior Instructor
3rd Dan
Apache Karate Club
(Doornpoort)
Tel: 082 458 3167
E-mail: amildarw@gmail.com

Sensei Jan Badenhorst

Senior Instructor
7th Dan
Sakura Kai Karate and Sports Development
(Magalieskruin, Pretoria)
Tel: 082 810 4043
E-mail: sakurakai.karate1@gmail.com

Sensei Eric Louw

Senior Instructor
6th Dan
Jeffreys Bay JKS Karate Dojo
(Jeffreys Bay)
Tel: 083 229 7939
E-mail: ericlouwjks@gmail.com

Sensei Hein Engelbrecht

Instructor
5th Dan
Sakurakai Dojo
(Pretoria)
Tel: 082 900 7718
E-mail: hein.newcare@gmail.com

Sensei Chris Badenhorst

Senior Instructor
4th Dan
Shoto Ryu
(Akasia)
Tel: 082 329 6936
E-mail: chris@cpac.co.za

Sensei Meghan Booyens

Senior Instructor
4th Dan
KSOC Tuks
(Groenkloof, Pretoria)
Tel: 082 642 5409
E-mail: meg.booyens@gmail.com