About

KAIZEN SHOTOKAN KARATE – KARATE PRETORIA EAST

 

Sensei Wessel van der Merwe started the club on March the 1 st 2016 in the East of Pretoria/Tshwane. At the end of 2016 we were 10 karateka affiliated with SASKA(South African Shotokan Karate Academy). All 10 karateka graded in the first year at least once. You can contact Sensei Wessel at cell number 079 194 1277.

Kaizen Shotokan karate is affiliated to SASKA and through SASKA with WUKF(World Union of Karate Federations).

SASKA

 
SASKA

Since its inception in 1990 SASKA has developed into a highly-respected karate and martial art organisation both in South Africa and abroad. Success for SASKA Karate in South Africa is reflected, in part, in the high technical standard of our yudansha (black belt karateka) as well as the excellent results achieved by our karateka in national and international shihai (karate competitions). SASKA currently enjoys representation throughout South Africa as well as in the United States of America.

SASKA is affiliated to WUKF (World Union of Karate Federations).

HANSHI KOOS BURGER – 9th DAN
(He is the Style Head and Chief Instructor of SASKA)

Hanshi Koos Burger was born on 27 Apr 1943 and started karate in 1963. For the past 53 years he practiced karate for most days of the week, ceaselesly perfecting the budo way. He trained with many renowned masters which included: sensei’s Kase, Shirai, Kanazawa, Enoeda, Yamaguchi, Tanaka, Tambourini, Kawazoe, Naito, Kasuya, Koga, Kawamura, Sugimoto, Asai, Higaonna, Ozawa, and De Mura.
 
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WUKF

 
In addition to holding the position of style-head for SASKA, Hanshi Koos currently serves as a technical director for the International Shotokan-Ryu Karate-Do Shihankai (ISKS) and is also the Vice President for the World Union of Karate Federations (WUKF).
WHAT IS BUDO KARATE?
Hanshi Koos with a demonstartion of Budo karate

 
 

KAIZEN KARATE SUPPORT A CHILD



Kaizen Karate Club suoports a child through Mission Without Borders – see www.mwb-sa.org “Mission Without Borders is committed to helping thousands of children to break out of the cycle of poverty in Eastern Europe every year. Child sponsorship secures a young person’s future and gives them access to emotional, spiritual and material support. Sponsors can play a special role in the life of the child by exchanging letters, photos and cards with them, and sharing their milestones, challenges and successes.

Through child sponsorship, we see children who were at risk of dropping of school becoming engaged in their education and improving their results, we see children discovering the love of Jesus and becoming Christians, we see young people becoming the first in their families to get a university degree.

We believe that only long-term investment in a child’s education, material and emotional support, and faith and hope in Jesus Christ can create real and lasting change in a child’s life and the community they live in – and child sponsorship is what helps to make this possible.”