John sensei is currently a Senior Dojo Head in the World Shotokan Karate-do Federation South Africa and a member of the WSKF SA Shihankai.
Full name: John Barnhard Rust
Date of Birth: 5 April 1978
Town of Birth: Eshowe KZN
Occupation: Karate Instructor and self employed
Date started karate: 1983/1984
First instructor: Roelf Fouche and Rudi Mare
Dojo of affiliation: Rusty’s Karate Academy
Hobbies and interests: Action sports, adrenalin sports, motorsport, mountain biking, scuba diving and most important is spending lots of time with my boy
Favourite food: Not a fussy eater as long as it is well prepared
Favourite saying: It’s not practice makes perfect, but it is perfect practice makes perfect!
Best karate memory: Receiving my junior and senior all styles Protea colours
Favourite Karate Technique: Kicking different variations of mawashi-geri and ura-mawashi-geri