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Goju Ryu News

Karate South Africa National Championships

Karate South Africa National Championships

September 2012

OGKK members proved themselves to be worthy competitors at the August 2012 Karate South Africa National Championships held in Durban.  We congratulate our medallists for their fine performances and their coaches for their hard work preparing our stars. 

Japanese Consul Visits Ogkk Honbu Dojo

Japanese Consul Visits Ogkk Honbu Dojo

July 2012

The Honorable Fuyiwara Yumiko, Consul and Counsellor of Japan, visited the OGKK Honbu dojo in Durbanville to observe a training session and get to know members personally. She received a Benefactor’s Award from Senseis Elias and Lilian Kattan.

OGKK and Shito Ryu team up in Jerusalem

OGKK and Shito Ryu team up in Jerusalem

June 2012

Sensei Elias Kattan has been the guest of his childhood friend, Sensei Osama Al Sharif, in Jerusalem.

Senior Dan Gradings and Gashuku

Senior Dan Gradings and Gashuku

May 2012

During the first weekend of May, senior Black Belts underwent their annual test of endurance by attending the Yudansha National Gashuku at OGKK Honbu Dojo in Durbanville.

OGKK Boland Championships

OGKK Boland Championships

March 2012

On 3 March 2012 participants of all ages competed in the annual OGKK Boland Championships in the Kraaifontein Civic Centre.

WKF Seminar and Training by Uwe Portugall

WKF Seminar and Training by Uwe Portugall

February 2012

OGKK hosted World Goju Ryu Karate Federation Chief Referee as part of preparations for hosting the 2013 WGKF Championships. 

Extended Stay in Okinawa

Extended Stay in Okinawa

January 2012

Senseis Elias and Lilian Kattan endured a difficult time during their extended stay in Okinawa over the 2011 Festive Season. 

Xmas Kenkyukai at OGKK Headquarters in Okinawa

Xmas Kenkyukai at OGKK Headquarters in Okinawa

December 2011

Senseis Elias and Lilian Kattan spent Christmas Day training with other instructors of the OGKK at the dojo of Hichiya Yosio sensei, President of OGKK. 

2011 OGKK National Championships

2011 OGKK National Championships

May 2011

240 participants from around the country participated in the OGKK National Championships. 70 Officials plus task team of 15 ensured a successful event that ran smoothly with a great atmosphere of Sportsmanship, Friendship and Traditional Goju Ryu combined.

Fun Fundraiser a great success

May 2011

Friday the 13th turned out to be GOOD FUN for more than 300 karateka, friends and family who opened their hearts and let rip with laughter and support of the fund raiser for Roy-John Larkin.

Gradings Advance Students

May 2011

OGKK Instructors watched proudly as almost 200 Kyu Grade members underwent regional grading advances over two weeks in the Boland and Southern Cape.

KIKUGAWA HANSHI

KIKUGAWA HANSHI

April 2011

Kikugawa Hanshi visited RSA for two weeks during April. He instructed focus groups according to their grades in a program that started in the dojos and culminated in a national gashuku attended by 200 participants from around the country. 

OGKK Boland Championships

April 2011

OGKK Boland enjoyed a successful Championship for Kyu grades on 5 March 2011 in Kraaifontein.

205 participants entered Kata, Unison Kata, Kumite and Irikumi. Well done to all and a big thanks to all Officials and the Task Team for a most enjoyable event.

Still Bay Summer Gashuku

Still Bay Summer Gashuku

February 2011

Sensei Brenda Neate hosted Sensei Elias Kattan for a two day Summer Gashuku that allowed all ages and all levels of students to focus intensively on their traditional goju ryu training.

Sport Karate Seminar

Sport Karate Seminar

February 2011

OGKK Sport Karate enthusiasts attended a seminar with sensei Mario Boer ~ a friend from Ryushinkan ~ in preparation for the Karate Boland All Styles Trials.

Good job everyone, learning a new kata from the Shito Ryu block in addition to the Kumite drills.

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