KARATE-ZEN is pleased to announce that the continental karate federation UFAK has appointed Sensei Salaama Rhoda to the technical commission. Sensei Salaama is the first woman in the history of South Afrian Karate to hold such an important position in the karate world. Karate-Zen is extremely proud of this achievement.
Karate Super League Cheetah Challenge Tour Karate-Zen athletes performed out of this world when they entered into South Africa's karate super league championships in Bloemfontien, Free State. The club was crowned overall winners and took home 9 trophies at the end of the event. Many thanks to Sensei Quentin Rourke [...]
Karate South Africa appoints Llewellyn Rhoda Shihan as the Chairman of the Referees Commission. This is the second 3 year term that he will serve as the head of this commission. Rhoda is the youngest fully qualified World Karate Federation referee in the world and is the 1st South African [...]
Karate-Zen is proud to announce that 13 of our members made the provincial children's team that represented Western Cape at the Karate South Africa National All Styles Championships in Durban 3-4 March 2017. These athletes performed at the highest level with the South African borders and obtained 5 Gold, 5 [...]
Friday 13 & Saturday 14 July 2018 the Karate –Zen students which represented Western Cape Karate Association at the KSA LEAGUE Championships held in Cape Town, fiercely contested battle between athletes from all 9 Provinces in South Africa. A huge congratulations to the following athletes: ELVIRA COETZEE, FARZAANAH SOEKER, MICHAEL [...]
I arose at 04h00. I had forgotten that Namibia is in West Africa Time Zone (WAT). Namibia is exactly one hour ahead of South Africa in the winter months, from April to September, and two hours ahead of GMT (Greenwich Mean Time) from October to March. By 06h00 we were [...]
It was 18h30. Shihan Leon Beech (the official tour manager) was doing a last-minute check to see that everyone had brought along their necessary travel documents. I was very excited as this was my very first trip to Namibia. I sensed a similar excitement coming from the sixty-two strong group [...]