Table Official | The Best Seat in The House

Table Official | The Best Seat in The House

My name is Nariman Ganief, and I’ve been training with Sensei Bruce since 2008. I proudly achieved my 2nd Dan Black Belt in 2019, and as I reflect on my journey at Samurai, I can confidently say that being a Table Official has played a significant role in my learning...
Kim Prytz | Swim of the Samurai

Kim Prytz | Swim of the Samurai

After some 10:26:39 in the cold Atlantic on Tuesday 7 June, Kim Prytz walked out of the ocean having completed a mammoth 15km breaststroke swim from Big Bay to Robben Island and back again – the first human being ever to do this, labeling it a ‘GOLD MEDAL...
Profile | Graham Rowe | Then and Now

Profile | Graham Rowe | Then and Now

I’ll never forget the vibe in my old gym. It was 1968 and I’d just started this crazy sport called boxing. I was 8 years old – thin, pale, and sickly. I walked reluctantly into my first training session. Already the guys were at it: skipping, bashing the bag,...
PROFILE | Sensei Luchiano Jacobs and Capricorn Primary

PROFILE | Sensei Luchiano Jacobs and Capricorn Primary

I started my karate journey in primary school and it changed my mindset and my life. The area where I live isn’t filled with positivity. A lot of children are changed by their surroundings and circumstances at home. Many children don’t finish school and end up...
Buses, Umbrellas and Grit | Reflections from South Korea

Buses, Umbrellas and Grit | Reflections from South Korea

We asked 2nd Dan black belt, Ali Wittenberg-Scott, how her karate training has helped navigate the trials of relocating to a foreign country. Here’s what she said: This is a blog post about uprooting to a foreign country in the middle of a pandemic, with zero...
BUILDING RESILIENCE | One karate class at a time

BUILDING RESILIENCE | One karate class at a time

As mothers, we know that in the future life may be tough for our children. For my two rather shy, sensitive, and cautious children, my chosen strategy to address this issue – and the one thing that I consider most important about my job – is to build...