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"the path of martial arts

begins and ends with courtesy"

- mas oyama
 


 

 
 
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"The heart of our karate is real fighting. There can be no proof without real fighting. Without proof there is no trust. Without trust there is no respect. This is a definition in the world of martial arts."

— Mas Oyama

classes

We have classes for all ages & levels - kids, adults and a specifically designed teen program. Beginner to advanced.

We have a 2-week, FREE trial offer for kids & teens and 1-month free training for adults. Trial classes are free and without any obligation. Come and give it a go.

Book the first trial class for your kid.

 
 

Kids 5-7yrs

Mondays, Wednesdays
4:15pm – 5:00pm
Sensei Alex

Our kids program is designed for development age and covers a wide range of fun balance- and coordination-specific activities to improve karate technique, posture, and physical mastery. Classes are structured and very disciplined.

Kids 8-12yrs

Mondays, Wednesdays
5:00 – 6:00pm
Sensei Alex

This class is designed for a higher developmental and emotional age group and focuses on more complex movement- and coordination exercises and fitness. Strict Kyokushin syllabus is taught in preparation for grading.

Advanced Kids

Tuesdays, Thursdays
4:00pm – 5:00pm
Sensei Alex

Geared to the advanced students (yellow belt and up), this class is for the fully committed, determined Kyokushin student. A lot is required and asked of participants in this class; techniques are advanced and activities are goal-orientated.

Teens Program

Tuesdays, Thursdays
5:00pm – 6:00pm
Sensei Alex

This class is specifically designed for the teenage body and mind. Full adult Kyokushin syllabus is covered in preparation for grading and classes are structured and extremely disciplined.

 

Adult Beginners

Mondays
6:30pm – 7:30pm
Sensei Alex

Thursdays
7:00pm – 8:30pm
Shihan Tockar

Whether you are keen to start karate or need to brush up on your technique, Monday class will have you covered. It is a medium-paced, technical class and is good for novices to begin with. Come with your brains switched on. 

Thursday class caters to all levels as a general class, so if you're keen to challenge yourself with speed and cardio and see how you measure up against the black belts, this class is for you.

Kata Bunkai & Conditioning

Wednesdays

6:30pm – 7:30pm
Sensei JB

Open to all adult grades and select kids, the kata bunkai class covers basic to advanced kata as well as the interpretation and application of forms.

This body conditioning class is geared towards strength and agility with the aim of hardening, stretching and developing the body for overall wellbeing, and in particular for Kyokushin movement and training.

These classes alternate every Wednesday.

Advanced Adults

Tuesdays
7:00pm – 8:30pm
Shihan Tockar

Saturdays
7:30am – 9:00am
Shihan Tockar

Not for the faint-hearted, Shihan Tockar's advanced classes will have you crawling off the mat. A great mix of fitness, basics, stretching, complex Kyokushin techniques, footwork, kata,  bagwork, and fighting.

Fight Class

Sundays
9:30am – 11am
Sensei Anthony

This class is open to all students who have been invited to attend and who are preparing for upcoming tournament. Bring fluids!

This is a no-gi class; feel free to wear shorts/leggings and t-shirts.

"One becomes a beginner after 1,000 days of training. One becomes a master after 10,000 days of practice"

mas oyama

instructors

 

All our instructors have extensive training and teaching histories, are IKO appointed Judges & Referees, and are First Aid trained and Working With Children (WWC) checked.

Check out our black belt profiles.

 
 

Shihan Trevor Tockar
7th dan

Specialisations
Kyokushin karate

Shihan Trevor Tockar has practiced karate for close on 50 years, and was recently awarded his 7th dan in a ceremony at the 6th World Weight Category Tournament in Tokyo Japan (April 2017), having previously been awarded his 6th dan by Kancho Matsui in February 1996.

He began his training under Shihan Len Barnes at the Martial Arts Academy of the late Judo Master, Alex Butcher, and then moved with Shihan Barnes when he opened the Oyama Karate dojo in Sea Point (Cape Town) in 1971.

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Sensei Graham Levy
3rd dan

Specialisations
Fighting
Padwork

Sensei Graham was instrumental in setting up the Maccabi Karate Guild and managed the karate team at the 2005 Maccabiah. He has won gold in the Masters kumite division for both Maccabi and All-styles Karate in the past. 

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Shihan Lyle Abel
5th dan

Specialisations
Movement dynamics
Footwork
Fluidity

Shihan Lyle Abel began practicing Goju-ryu karate in 1976 and then trained in Shukikai where he was graded to nidan by the Chief Technical Master of Shukokai, Kimura-sensei in 1981 and to sandan by the president of Shito-ryu Shukokai Union, Yamada Haruyoshi-sensei in 1998.

Shihan Lyle, who frequently trained with practitioners of Kyokushin karate during his time with Shukokai, formally began practicing Kyokushin in 2001.

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Sensei John Barker
3rd dan

Specialisations
Kata Bunkai
Fighting
Fitness & Nutrition
Functional Training

Sensei John started his Martial Arts journey in 1995, training Shukokai Karate under shihan Lyle Abel and was awarded his first black belt in 2000. He was introduced to Kyokushin by shihan Trevor Tockar in 2001 and found that Kyokushin’s philosophy of discipline and self-improvement through rigorous training greatly rewards those who apply themselves. John graded to his Kyokushin shodan (2002), nidan (2009) and was graded to his sandan by Kancho Matsui in 2016.

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Shihan Yoni Chriqui
5th dan

Specialisations
Technique
Kata
 

Graded to his shodan by Sosai Mas Oyama in 1993, Shihan Yonni brings an extensive training and teaching history along to North Bondi dojo. He has trained with, and been trained by the best of the best.

He is a well respected karateka, having judged and competed on a state, national, and international level. He is know for his humility and super-sharp techniques.

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Sensei Anthony Tockar
3rd dan

Specialisations
Fighting
Fitness
Padwork

Sensei Anthony Tockar began walking the same martial path as his father decades ago at age 5. He graded to his shodan in 2000 at the age of 15, and to his nidan in 2006. He was graded to his sandan in 2016 by a panel of shihans including Kenny Uytenbogaardt, Stuart Corrigal, Nikola Cujic, Trevor Tockar, and Con Kakatsos.

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Sensei Alex K
4th dan

Specialisations
Technique & Kata
Flexibility
Movement dynamics
Padwork


Sensei Alex began her karate journey in 1999 with Shihan Trevor Tockar, trained under Shihan Kenny Uytenbogaardt for many years & operated her own dojo in Cape Town for 4 years. She achieved her shodan in 2004, & was graded to nidan (2007), sandan (2011), and yondan (2017) by Kancho Matsui.

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Sempai Dinei Daneris
2nd dan

Specialisations
Fighting
Fitness
Speed work

A transplant from IKO South America, sempai Dinei brings Brazilian flare and stamina to his training and teaching. He took his first step on the budo path under sensei Oscar Massitta, and has been training for 23+ years, having run his own dojo in Brazil for 8 years in Caxias do Sul.

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