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Chiisai nippon

These Seminars run throughout the year and are highly beneficial to students attempting colour belt or Dan gradings. 

These seminars are open to all Goju Kai students locally and Internationally.

Upcoming Chiisai Nippon Dates 2024

2 March 2024: Border Seminar 

6 April 2024: Free State Seminar 

13 April 2024: Gauteng Seminar 

4 May 2024: Seminar 

1 June 2024: Seminar

Concluded Chiisai Nippon Dates

10 - 12 November 2023: Border Grading Shodan to Godan


28 - 30 October 2023: National Shoadan - Yondan Grading Seminar

22-24th September 2023: The 2nd All Africa Shihan Seminar

11 – 13 March 2023 : First All Africa Masters Seminar and Grading

08 - 09 April 2022: OBERBERG  Seminar and Grading

07 – 10 July 2022: NAMIBIA Seminar & Grading

16 – 18 September 2022: GAUTENG, FREE STATE & EDEN

Seminar and Grading


Chissai Nippon Archives

Western Province grading
20 - 22 August 2021

Graded to Sandan

Che Stuurman Moses | Dewaldt Van Rooi | Gavin Prinsloo | Greg Cohen | Keanan Woolf | Matthew Raubach | Mickael Van Horsten | Mzini Mzwabantu | Raven Skinner | Ridah Parker | Sipho Pokolo
| Thilen Govender | Tsepo Nyarashe


Graded to Shodan

Chis Young | Filip Secnik | Giles Pohl | Jarryd Fransch | Takayedzwa Gavaza | Marekolodi Teemane | Spokazi Mnyameni

Graded to Nidan

Damon Botha | Dylan Kruger | Jihad Dollie | Likarabo Manciya | Luke Turner


Free State grading
1-3 October 2021

Provincial Head

Louis Kritzinger Shihan

Graded to Shodan

Hermin Veitch

Louis Du Preez

Pienaar Rossouw

Graded to Nidan 

Graded to Sandan

Graded to Yondan

Charmari Steyn

Gertie Nel

Francois Coetzee  Joseph Mokhoro  

Mandilakhe Mbali 

Gaps Coetzee 

Hein Kleynhans

Mkululeli Ben Mama


Western Province grading
1-3 October 2021

Graded to Shodan

Dominic Vogel

Graded to Nidan 

Cristina Mannie  

Graded to Yondan

Andre Van Dyk | Darren Kings | Gideon Titus | JJ De Wit | James Lehmann 


Gauteng grading
1-3 October 2021

Dojo Head

Sean Ahmed Shihan

Graded to Nidan 

Allen Otto | Francois Rank | Mandy Ahmed | Sameer Domingo  


Eastern Province grading
29-31 October 2021

Provincial Head

Graded to Nidan 

Graded to Yondan

Clayton Thom Shihan

Luchay Weideman | Arden Harris

Melissa Thom | Clive Naido | Samantha Williams - Eden

Graded to Shodan

Jadon Geswint | Dimitri Hafkey |Lybia Carelsen | Ethan Thom | Sachin Patel

Graded to Sandan

Lameez Lee | Lee-Roy Pieterse | Adre Weideman | Xolisile Netnou

Graded to Godan

Lance Oakes


Eden Grading & Seminar

Eden Chiisai Nippon and national trial selection
Samantha Williams Sensei (our Eden representative) brought down a group of students that participated in a training seminar and trials.

The Eden students were very well behaved and trained with much enthusiasm.
Eden province is growing and with the support of Samantha Sensei, her husband and fantastic parents , this province is going to be a force to be reckoned with.

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