take place from Mondays to Thursdays.
17:15 to 18:00 Pre-Kushido (5yrs to 8yrs)
18:00 to 19:00 Juniors (9yrs to 12yrs)
19:00 to 20:15 Adults All Grades (13yrs and older)
18:15 to 19:00 Pre-Kushido Beginners
19:00 to 20:15 Adults Senior Level
19:00 to 20:15 Adults All Grades
17:15 to 18:00 Pre-Kushido
18:00 to 19:00 Juniors
19:00 to 20:15 Adults Senior Level
school of Martial Arts was established in South Africa in 1963. The
name KUSHIDO is an acronym, basically made up of the first letters
of : Karate-Doís Universal System of Human Individual Development
and Order. The KUSHIDO school teaches the arts of Karate-Do, Kobudo
(traditional Okinawan weapons) and Tíai Chi Chíuan.
is the ideal physical activity, systematically developing your potential
to the fullest. It combines physical education with mental training,
contributing to a balanced, well adjusted personality.
As with most traditional Martial Arts KUSHIDO contains three major
elements: Kihon (basics), Kata(forms) and Shiai/Randori(Sparring/partner
Through Kihon training the student learns to perform the techniques(the
basic tools) of the school, to integrate and combine them. The studentís
body becomes an efficient, sophisticated and powerful weapon.
practice is the practice of a variety of pre-defined combat
strategies and principles through which disciplined perfection, mobility
and the improvement of our ability/capacity to focus mental and physical
power, is learnt.
Shiai/Randori is the implementation of both the Kihon and Kata training
ñ expressing the creativity and advanced ability of the Martial
training is the real, true analysis of the Budokaís knowledge,
its materialization and understanding.
aspect of the Martial Arts is probably uppermost in most peopleís
minds. Rightly so. In our violent and turbulent times, knowledge of
physical self defence is becoming a necessity. KUSHIDO will teach
you methods of self protection that could save your life. With this
learning comes a sense of personal security and confidence, allowing
you to feel more free and relaxed with yourself. All our classes in
the Dojo(training hall) are geared towards this physical aspect of
practising KUSHIDO you will experience the full natural range of possible
body movements, resulting in a high level of flexibility and agility.
The only restrictions are those placed by your-self. Emphasis is placed
on correct breathing and posture, essential for general well being.
Co-ordination and balance are developed in a systematic way as you
progress through your training, leading to greater physical dexterity.
Age and build are not inhibiting factors in your development. As a
child learns to walk, so you will be taken through the step-by-step
At first these are not obvious, but through constant training KUSHIDO
will help you develop your concentration, perseverance and self discipline,
enabling you to cope better in todayís world. You will realise
your own self worth and this will reflect in your day-to-day activity
KUSHIDO also teaches students how to use traditional okinawan weapons.
The weapons taught in the KUSHIDO school of Martial Arts are the Bo
(long stave), Nunchaku (corn thresher), Tonfa (rice grinder handle),
Kama (sickle) and the Sai (Okinawan short sword).
The practise of these ìweaponsî form an integral part
of training in KUSHIDO because of their highly effective and practical
nature as well as their close relationship to KUSHIDO techniques.
KUSHIDO has always maintained that the practice of these weapons is
not a ìcircus actî and should be taught only to more
senior ranking and responsible students. It is a policy that students
must first have an idea of what the reach of his/her own body is before
he/she can learn how to make a further extension of the mind by adding
a weapon to it. The practice of KUSHIDO gives on a good basis for
Kobudo techniques. To become effective with these weapons requires,
as does everything, a lot of hard, diligent and disciplined training
under a good, highly trained teacher.