Five Benefits of Cultivating Softness in your Karate

Five Benefits of Cultivating Softness in your Karate

Kimura Shukokai karate is often associated with explosive and powerful techniques. While strength and precision are essential, the integration of soft techniques plays a crucial role in enhancing your effectiveness and versatility. In this post, we explore 5 benefits...
Black Belt Gasshuku | Claremont Dojo and guests

Black Belt Gasshuku | Claremont Dojo and guests

The February senior black belt gasshuku is a highlight on Claremont’s annual training calendar. We were honoured to host senior grades from visiting dojos including Sensei Annelize from Vyeboom dojo, Sensei Trusha from Plumstead, Sensei Donald from Bergvliet, and...
2024 | What’s next on your karate journey?

2024 | What’s next on your karate journey?

As we step onto the tatami for the new year, consider what you want to achieve in your karate practice: Find a bit of time to go off by yourself, even if it’s only for 10 minutes. Give yourself the solitude and silence to feel your inner compass. Get still. Breathe...
Samurai Junior Awards 2023

Samurai Junior Awards 2023

In the spirit of recognition and achievement, we say a big OSAAA to the junior students of Samurai Claremont. We honour these young warriors who have embraced the disciplined art of karate, and we celebrate their great year of effort. Our winners for 2023 are:...
Samurai Claremont Celebration Evening 2023

Samurai Claremont Celebration Evening 2023

Celebrating another year in the Samurai Claremont dojo is more than just a ceremony; it’s an acknowledgment of growth, dedication, and the collective spirit of our community.  This annual celebration has become a milestone in the Samurai calendar: a moment to...
7 Tips for Being a Better Karate Pad Holder

7 Tips for Being a Better Karate Pad Holder

The importance of pad holding is not to be underestimated and is a skill that requires awareness, confidence, and communication skills. Above all, it requires an understanding that the striker is the focal point in this partnership. Here are 7 tips to help you be a...