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...
Beyond Training | Reflections from the Spring Gasshuku

Beyond Training | Reflections from the Spring Gasshuku

Sometimes, it’s the simple things in life that hold the most meaning. Karate, for me, has always transcended mere physical training and skill development. It imparts valuable life lessons in the subtle beauty of good technique, which is starkly contrasted with...
KSI Karate World Championships | Tenacity and Triumph

KSI Karate World Championships | Tenacity and Triumph

In the heart of Cape Town, the air buzzed with anticipation as the world’s finest karateka gathered to showcase their fighting spirit and unyielding dedication to their craft. Amidst the stunning backdrop of Table Mountain and an exuberant atmosphere of spirit...
Colour Belt Grading | Anxiety, Celebration, and the Spirit Within

Colour Belt Grading | Anxiety, Celebration, and the Spirit Within

“Grading”. That word conjures feelings of . . . anxiety, apprehension, anxiety, hope, anxiety, celebration (and a little more anxiety)! The Samurai Claremont colour belt grading was just a few days away, and I was trying to cram in as many training sessions as...
Black Belt Gasshuku | Vyeboom 2023

Black Belt Gasshuku | Vyeboom 2023

The annual black belt gasshuku, held over the first weekend of February each year, is one of the highlights of my karate calendar.  It offers a focused time to connect with our fellow black belts, reflect on where we are in our journey, both individually and as a...