A JKA 6th and 7th dan grading can only be conducted by the JKA World Federation Headquarters. The highest grading that can be attempted by a candidate is 7th dan. Gradings of 8th dan and above are purely by invitation from the JKA headquarters. SA JKA conducts National Black Belt gradings locally twice a year. Grading panels consist of qualified high graded SA JKA examiners.

The Senior Technical Board is comprised of the Senior Karate-Ka in SA JKA and they are responsible for maintaining the high technical standard of karate in SA JKA and for making decisions for the good of the organisation as a whole. Once a year the Senior Technical Board gathers for training and a meeting; this usually happens at the end of the year. This is in addition to our annual Standardisation Seminar which is a seminar for all SA JKA black belts and takes place in February every year

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SHIHANKAI

Johan la Grange

6th Dan

Chief Instructor

Johan Roets

8th Dan

President

Bruce Smith

7th Dan

Vice President

Directors

Warren Bainton

5th Dan

Events & Tournament Director

Bradley Korras

6th Dan

International Affairs Director

Chris Seabelo

6th DaN

Development Transformation Director

Wayne Smith

6th Dan

Chairman

Wendy Wannenburg

6th Dan

Operational Director

Development Transformation Board

Daniel Gombe

6th DaN

Paul Hlobo

Johan la Grange

6th Dan

Edward Mtshali

7th Dan

Chris Seabelo

6th DaN

Wayne Smith

6th Dan

Wendy Wannenburg

6th Dan

Rob Ferriere

7th Dan

Piet van Rensburg

6th DaN

David Nteso

Rodney Shadwell

Leon van Niekerk

6th Dan

Fanie Meyer

Mike Lester

7th Dan

Michael Coetzee

6th Dan

Ray_Joffe

Ray Joffe

6th Dan

Earl Opperman

6th Dan

Les Sham

6th Dan

Charles Beckenstrater

6th Dan

Kenn Steele

Ian le Roux

7th Dan

Chris Mance

Norman West

7th Dan

Phil Jankes

6th Dan

Mark Wainman

6th Dan

Allan Naiker

6th DaN

Karl Kornberger

6th Dan

Gene Fourie

6th Dan

Brian van der Bijl

6th Dan

Gert Aukamp

6th DaN

Neale Dix

6th Dan

Ronnie Knott

6th Dan

Mark Strydom

6th Dan

Gert van Niekerk

6th Dan

Marina Valasopolous

6th Dan

Debbie Evans

6th Dan

Jon Williams

6th Dan

Ilan Bernstein

6th Dan