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Best Karate Pretoria June 2014 Demonstration


On 28 June 2014 the Best Karate Pretoria club delivered a demonstration on Karate and Self Defence, including Kata’s, Kumite.


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Best Karate Pretoria August 2013 Demonstration

On 30 August 2013 the Best Karate Pretoria club delivered a demonstration on Karate and Self Defence, including Kata’s, Kumite.

First throwing lesson for 2013 O-goshi by Sensei Spinola (large hip-throw) – Senior class

The O-goshi throw is classified as a technique where the hip plays a central role in the execution. Students where coached on how to move their hips in front and below their opponent’s hips, and lifting their hips while bending forward and pulling down on the front of their opponents body. The opponent is brought down on the mat at the Student’s feet.

The students (Marga, Jessie, Lisa, Edward, Brandon, Luke, Zena, and Christo) were shown how to (and practised themselves) apply an effective defence technique taking down an attacker from stance position.

The evening’s O-goshi class has equipped the students with yet another valuable self-defence skill all in a fun and exciting way.
Thank you Sensei Spinola – we cannot wait to learn more!

Well done

We have done well as Pretoria team at Nationals

SA Champs 2013

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Special classes

We also have Senior Brown and Black belt classes on Saturdays, we also do self defence classes as well as ground work.

Best Karate started 30 years ago in Pretoria West and have a long list of Karate champions who was developed by This Pretoria based Karate club.

We do JKA (Japan Karate Association) Karate this is the ONLY karate Style endorsed by JAPAN we are the biggest style in the world and in South Africa and working to become the biggest in Pretoria.

They made 3rd and fourth dan gradings

Congratulations to Eddie Cordier who made 4th and Anneline Fivaz 3rd dan in October 2012, and T. Spinola 3rd dan in March 2013 Well done !!

Dress Code

  1. Males: No t-shirt under karate suit.
  2. Females: May wear white t-shirt or crop top which should preferably not be visible.
  3. Dojo badge should be on left hand breast of suit.
  4. The name of karateka should be clearly displayed on the lapel of the left side of the suit.
  5. Do not roll the cuffs of the pants or sleeves. This is dangerous to the training partner.