At the beginning of 2012 Ashihara Karate SA-NIKO embarked on a drive to get a TRAINING HALL/DOJO to enable us to make karate accessible
to disadvantaged children trapped in a cycle of gang violence,hopelessness and low moral, especially from areas such as Ottery, Lotus River, Phillipi, Phumlani, P.arkwood and Grassy Park
These areas are notorious for gang activity with shootings happeningdaily and escalating over weekends. These kids are constantly exposed to poverty, hunger and domestic violence and this has become the norm for them. We want to change this MINDSET through the art of Karate, showing them that we care, that they can be loved, improving their self esteem and worthiness, creating life skills, healthy living, boosting moral and giving them HOPE.
Ashihara Karate SA – NIKO is a union affiliate and licence holder to the New International Karate Organization Ashihara Kaikan Japan since 2012, committed to creating a universe of opportunities that will enable disadvantaged street children and youth-at-risk to take responsibility in becoming constructive, self sustainable community members.
Our vision is to be a respected school of Karate for kids, giving professional tuition and guidance and, in pursuit of this ideal, to be the Sport Centre of our community.
Our Mission is to inculcate the minds and hearts of the youth with a balanced attitude to:
What is SABAKI?
“SABAKI” is an original style of Ashihara Karate, the scientific and rational approach to karate. “SABAKI” changed the conventional idea that the sheer distructive power is the key to win. What “SABAKI” shows you is “Not the stronger but the ones who powered up the body functions through our rational training methods win.”
The movements of SABAKI “to punch without being punched” “to kick without being kicked” “to knock down opponent down without being knocked down ourselves” mean safer karate.
KATA for SABAKI
We have our original forms called “KATA” so that you can master and practice therational body movements of ASHIHARA Karate. They varies for the levels covering from beginners to Black Belts. There are “Kihon no Kata”,”Nage no Kata”,”Kumite no Kata” “Jissen no Kata”“Goshin no Kata” “Buki no Kata” “Enshin no Kata” They are the collection of SABAKI and the basic techniques leading to “combination” or a flowing continuous attack.
Head Instructor Dillion has been practising karate
since the age of 11 and is passionate about the sport.
He holds the official licence to operate under Ashihara
Kaikan Japan. He is well educated in karate and a
founder member of KAWP (Karate Western Province).
He holds the rank of 2nd Dan Blackbelt (nidan) and
is due for 3rd Dan Black Belt.
Malcolm has been practising karate for the last 28 years
and has a Nidan grade in karate. He held positions on Unicity and Western Cape full contact association and has participated in tournaments locally and abroad. Malcolm has been passionate about social responsibility from a young age and volunteered at various NGO's and runs development projects for underprivlaged children in partnership with the City of Cape Town.
Karrin has been practising karate for almost 30 yrs.
She is currently holds a Nidan grade in karate, and
practised in the Kyokushin style before moving on to
Ashihara. Karrin currently serves on the executive of
Unicity with the goal to promote the positive role
karate amongst youth in the Western Cape,
teaching discipline and respect.
Devon is a graded black belt and
has been practising Ashihara karate for
8 years and have earned provincial colours.
He aloso participated in Ashihara karate
world tournament and came 3rd.
Currently graded black belt in..... 2015?