Welcome to the South African home of traditional Karate

The JKA (Japan Karate Association) is the largest group of Shotokan Karate practitioners in the world. SA JKA boasts the largest group of highly qualified instructors outside of Japan. We trace our heritage directly back to Sensei Gichin Funakoshi, the founder of  Shotokan Karate. Come train with us! Oss!

Excellent training at the Coloured Belt Seminar held in Johannesburg 24 August 2019

sa jka Training Centre footprint

Paul Spangenberg Sensei

It is with deep regret that we report the passing of a long time member and SA JKA Hartebeespoort dojo head. Condolences to all his family, friends and students. Oss!

Upcoming events

  • Sep 07 2019

Stellaland Region - National Black Belt Gradings, Black Belt Pre-grading Course - Grading & International Qualification for DD (Examiner & Instructor)

  • Sep 13 2019 - Sep 15 2019

Sensei Johan Roets Friendship Gasshuku 2019 (KZN South Coast)

  • Kinderstrand (GLENMORE)
  • Sep 13 2019 - Sep 15 2019

Kids Spring Gasshuku

  • Sep 14 2019

Port Elizabeth - Black Belt Gradings, Black Belt Pre-grading Course - Grading & International Qualification for DD (Examiner & Instructor)

  • TBA
  • Sep 28 2019

Northern KZN Region - Black Belt Gradings, Black Belt Pre-grading Course - Grading & International Qualification for DD (Examiner & Instructor)

  • Newcastle
  • Oct 12 2019

Northern Free State Region - Black Belt Gradings, Black Belt Pre-grading Course - Grading & International Qualification for DD (Examiner & Instructor)

  • Welkom
  • Oct 19 2019

Sub-Sahara African Region - National Black Belt Gradings, Black Belt Pre-grading Course - Grading & International Qualification for DD (Examiner & Instructor)

  • Johannesburg
  • Oct 25 2019

Kimberley Region - Black Belt Gradings, Black Belt Pre-grading Course - Grading & International Qualification for DD (Examiner & Instructor)

  • TBA
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