Kimura Shukokai International (KSI) The Samurai Karate Franchise in South Africa are affiliated to Kimura Shukokai International (KSI), who are official World Governing body for Kimura Shukokai Karate. Kimura Shukokai International, was formed in 1995, after the untimely death of Soke Shigeru Kimura 10th Dan. All of the Chief Instructors were training with Master Kimura for many years prior to Master Kimura passing. Kimura Shukokai International today is headed by the late Master Kimura’s four most Senior students, Shihan Eddie Daniels 8th Dan from Great Britain, Shihan Bill Bressaw 8th Dan from U.S.A, Shihan Chris Thompson 8th Dan and Shihan Lionel Marinus 8th Dan both from South Africa. All four Shihan’s, trained with Master Kimura for at least 25 years, and continue to teach and develop Master Kimura’s unique technique. Today Kimura Shukokai International is continuing to grow, and spread its wings to many different countries around the world including Europe, North America, Africa & Asia. KSI today is one of the biggest single style organisation around the world. What is Karate? Karate as a form of Martial Arts combines smooth, flowing, evasive movements with sudden kicks and strikes. The emphasis is on both physical and mental power. Karate covers a broad spectrum of self defence, and as such has an obvious attraction for men, women and children of all ages. Some of the benefits that can be derived from regular practice of Karate, by people of all ages, regardless of gender, race or sex are:  the promotion of physical fitness  Deeper mental awareness and self control  A practical method of self defence  Respect and a stronger understanding of yourself and others  A strong social emphasis where many friendships are made Samurai Karate The Samurai Karate Franchise and Dojo are dedicated to providing our members with elite martial arts instruction, with a strong emphasis on self-discipline and respect for others. The Samurai Karate Dojo in Plumstead are a family based dojo, offering a range of quality services related to your personal fitness requirements. Our core services include among others, Shukokai karate instruction, customised fitness programmes, personal training and wellness programmes designed to suit the personal needs of people of all ages, with our youngest members being aged four years old. For information on any of our other customised services, please Contact Us. Since the family unit are the key building blocks of society, we strive to form dynamic and sustainable relationships with our parent and children communities who are part of our dojo family. Our continued focus is on strong collaboration and partnerships with members and families within our dojo community. We also strive to create an environment of respect for self and others and warmly welcome all those wishing to join our community.