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FROM OUR PRESIDENT

The launch of the new website for IJKA SA is a huge step for our style. IJKA SA is relatively new in South Africa and Africa - we have only been going since 2021 and we have already made huge steps in the karate world. The website shows what we stand for, and with...

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Building men and women of character through karate

By Chitani Ian Zimba (1st Dan) "No matter how long the road to your goals/dreams.....never give up!!! It will all be worth it in the end." April 2002 I started my first karate class, and I since then I swore I will never stop training as long as I live. At first the...

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A YOUNG WOMAN’S KARATE JOURNEY

By Nikara Soorju (16 years, Black belt) Karate for me has been an interesting journey. To take up karate is unlike any sport, it’s a lifestyle. You learn to balance your mind with your body. It involves dedication, discipline and determination. Something that I...

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DPL ARTICLE – THE INSPIRING KARATE JOURNEY OF BERNARD BUYS

Karate, an art with a rich history, is much more than physical combat; it’s a journey of self-discovery and discipline. Originating from Okinawa, Japan, it has evolved into a global phenomenon, emphasising not only physical strength but mental and spiritual fortitude....

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MY KARATE EXPERIENCE

By Elri Bester (1st Dan) My karate journey started when I was 8 years old. At first it was just a sport I did twice a week, but now it's a part of my life. "You had to learn how to protect yourself", was my father's words when I began karate at Middelburg IJKA karate...

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THE JOURNEY TO BLACK BELT

(by Bernard Buys, 6th Dan, Chief Instructor) Let’s talk about the JOURNEY to becoming a Black Belt or shodan (1stDan) as it is also more commonly known. It is perhaps important to explain the PROCESS in a little bit more detail, in order for you to have a better...

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TABLET VERSUS KARATE

In a recent Daily Telegraph study, arguments for and against the use of a tablet (or similar electronic device) versus children’s karate were published, the below mentioned results speaks for itself: The arguments advanced for the benefits of a tablet (or similar...

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