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March 2024 

2 March Border Seminar 

April 2024 

6 April Free State Seminar 

13 April Gauteng Seminar 

20 April Western Province Trials 

May 2024 

4 May Seminar

14 - 19 May Warrior Week 

June/July 2024

1 June Seminar 

31 June - 8 July Japan Cultural Exchange and Grading - Western Province

August 2024

8 - 11 August National Tournament in Free State

September 2024

21 - 29 September Japan Cultural Exchange & Grading - Overberg

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 Due to the longstanding relationship between the Hombu Dojo, Japan and South Africa Goju Kai and the many groups of students visiting Japan, Saiko Shihan and his staff have graciously agreed to host karateka and parents from Western Province. The parents will participate in all activities except attending the training and grading. 

  • The grading will be headed by Saiko Shihan Yamaguchi, Peter Brandon Hanshi and Masatoshi Yamaguchi Shihan.


The following outings are planned whilst in Japan and is subject to change: 

  • Tour to the beautiful countryside of Kamakura to see the great Buddha and ancient temples 

  • Training with Saiko Shihan and Masatoshi Hanshi 

  • A cultural exchange/training seminar with Japanese children 

  • Shinjuku and Harajuku by night 

  • Sightseeing at the Meiji gardens 

  • Visit to Tokyo Disney 

Japan 2024


The 44th National Tournament will be held in Free State from 8 - 11 August 2024. Participants, families, and friends from across the country will come together in the spirit of Goju Kai Karate.  This tournament will serve as the national tournament and a selection for the National team that will participate in Tokyo in August 2025.

The competition will include the following events:

  • Kumite 

  • Kata 

  • Bunkai 

  • Jiyu Kumite 

  • Team Kumite 

  • Unison (Team kata)

Nationals 2024
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