Important Karate Info for 2019

Dear Karateka and Parents

Welcome back, we have again a full Program for 2019.
We look forward to an exciting new year for us with a new brand and lots of challenges!

  • Monthly fees R400.00. Two from same family R380.00 per person. Three from same family R360.00 per person four R300 per person.(same as 2018)
  • There is discount if you pay year in advance for 1 Person save R500.00 , two save R1000.00. three save R1500 for the year.
  • Affiliation (registration ) stamps R400.00 per person per year which must be paid soon as possible.
  • Grading R400.00 per person
  • Life Books R180.00

2019 Year Program Subject to Change

  • 1/2/3 February Drakensberg Gashuku Brown and Black belts R760.00 Plus take own food
  • 2 March Junior Grading from yellow to blue 2 under the age of 16 years Pta west
  • 22/23 March SASKA Open Championships PTA
  • 29 May Grading Wonderboom South
  • 1 June JSKA National championship Judging Seminar
  • 7/8 June JSKA National Championship PTA
  • 13 July JSKA development team training 1 PTA
  • 20 July JSKA development team training 2 PTA
  • 27 July JSKA development team training 3 PTA
  • 3 August Best Karate Tournament PTA
  • 10 August Junior Grading PTA West
  • 17 August JSKA team Training PTA
  • 30/31 August International Development championship ZIMBABWE
  • 13/14/15 September Best Karate Gashuku Venue TBA Cost including meals for weekend R800 plus minus
  • 5 October World JSKA team training Germany 2020
  • 26 October JSKA Dan Grading Seminar
  • 30 October Club grading Zambezi
  • 1/2/3 November Dan Grading and seminar
  • 30 November Year End Function and Price Giving

Your cooperation will be highly appreciated in this regard

Desmond van den Doel
Dojo Head 6th Dan

Programme for Africa cup tournament 22 – 26 Sept (2)Programme for Africa cup tournament 22 – 26 Sept (2)

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 !!