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The Future of OGKK

The Future of OGKK

February 2011

Sensei Jacques Beukes hosted the first OGKK gashuku in Langebaan last week.

A good time was had by all. As is evident in the accompanying photo, the future of OGKK lies in the hands of the youth...

Old and New Friends

Old and New Friends

January 2011

Senseis Elias and Lilian Kattan share a few laughs with Senseis Dennis May, Pieter Harms and his wife Ria, WGKF President Humberto de Oliviera and Sensei Tareq Ayyoub during formalities at the start of the historical first World Goju Ryu Karate Federation Championships in Casais ~ Portugal.

Last Blast of the year

Last Blast of the year

December 2010

OGKK South Africa finally closed the door on the 2010 programs with the last Dan Gradings of the year in George on 10/11 December.

From our family to yours

From our family to yours

December 2010

The Kattan Family...and Zorba the camel...wishes everyone a great Festive Season and promise everyone an exciting OGKK 2011.

Nation Wide Gashukus and Gradings

Nation Wide Gashukus and Gradings

December 2010

During the past two weeks dojos have undergone their year end gashukus, gradings and socials in Durbanville, Brackenfell, Kraaifontein, Vredendal, van Rynsdorp, Klawer, Hermanus, Langebaan, George, Stillbay, Oudtshoorn and Sedgefield

November News

November News

November 2010

11 November saw the first official KSA Coaching workshop in Cape Town, attended by Senseis Elias Kattan and Cisna Mostert. They will lead the way with further training in 2011 and other OGKK seniors will join in as well. This initiative is SASCOC driven in order to elevate the status of and formalise future criteria for coaches and instructors.

Survivors, Award Winners and Champions

Survivors, Award Winners and Champions

November 2010

The past 3 weekends have been jam packed with Regional Gashukus, Gradings, Awards Functions and a Tournament. On 23, 29 and 30 October senior Brown Belt and Dan tests took place as well as a junior gashuku in George. Congratulations to those SURVIVORS.

OGKK attends First World Goju Ryu Federation Championships

October 2010

Congratulations to all 42 OGKK members who attended the First World Goju Ryu Karate Federation Championships in Portugal.

RSA to host the Second World Goju Ryu Karate Federation Championships

October 2010

Yes, we won the Bid!

OGKK and friends will be staging the next event in Cape Town 2013, expected to be attended by at least 50 countries. Bring it on!

OGKK welcomes new Dojo

September 2010

We are happy to welcome Sensei Ruehan van Romburgh and his members who have joined OGKK from Hermanus this week. We hope that the new members integrate without difficulty.

Two Weeks to go

September 2010

On Thursday the Boland based OGKK members of the RSA Goju Ryu team to Portugal wrapped up Kumite preparations with Coach, Sensei Günther Appelgryn. Sensei Günther will not accompany us to Portugal, but he was thanked for his input by receiving an Official's Tracksuit. All plans are in place ~ the team is ready....TWO WEEKS TO GO!

First week of Spring

September 2010

Last weekend was power packed with the 4th AGKF tournament in Kuilsriver. 362 Participants from 12 Goju groups starting with Black Belts on Friday and followed by Kyu grades on Saturday.

Website Refreshed

August 2010

We are pleased to welcome everyone to our refreshed website. Sensei Lilian will make every effort to update this Latest News section weekly. 

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