[ About ]
Shotokan Karate Academy are a World Shotokan Karate-Do Federation (WSKF) affiliated dojo, teaching and training under the guidance of the WSKF SA Chief Instructor, Michael Dukas Sensei. We are affiliated to Free State Karate Federation and Karate South Africa.
Shotokan Karate Academy started in 2000 with Sensei Quentin Rourke. He started karate at the young age of 5 in Rundu in Namibia. He became a black belt at 14 years in 1988 in Heidelberg, Gauteng under Sensei Dries La Grange.
Through the years he obtained - Eastern Gauteng, Southern Gauteng, Boland, Free State, SA Defence force, SA University and SA Protea colours. Sensei Quentin was also a member of the National Karate team for 12 years and won medals at All Africa champs, Commonwealth champs, JKS world champs and JKA world champs. He became a 6th Dan at the young age of 39 when he graded in Japan. He is also one of the youngest Japanese graded 6th Dan's in world. Sensei Quentin is currently the head coach for Free State Karate and a coach for Karate South Africa. He is also the Technical Conveyor for Mangaung Metro Karate Federation.
Sensei Quentin is strict, funny, a hard worker, believe in himself and he has the ability to make anyone a champion. He is full of energy and always positive. If you think you can’t, he will show you that you can!! Sensei Quentin has produced a lot of protea’s and free state athletes. He also became the JKS Veterans World champion in 2019 in Ireland when he had to compete against 23 competitors from 14 countries.
Sensei Quentin is a full time karate instructor.
[ Instructors ]
Sensei Quentin Rourke - Rokudan – Chief Instructor
Sensei Franco Francis - Sandan - Instructor
Sensei Damon Jardim - Nidan - Instructor
[ Training Hours ]
We train Wednesdays and Thursdays at NG Church Fauna in Fauna
White belts - 17h00 to 17h30 & 17h30 to 18h00
Yellow belts – 18h00 to 18h00
[SKA Gardenia Park]
We train Mondays and Tuesdays at JF High School Gym in Gardenia Park
White belts – 16h45 to 17h15 & 17h15 to 17h45
Yellow belts – 17h45 to 18h15
[SKA Heidedal ]
We train Thursdays at Heide Primary School in Heidedal
White belts - 14h15 – 15h00
Color belts - 15h00 – 16h00
White belts train on Mondays & Wednesdays at Ramblers Club c/o Aliwal and Alexandra Ave
1st Class :: 16h00 - 16h30
2nd Class :: 16h30 - 17h00
3rd Class :: 17h00 - 17h30
4th Class :: 17h30 - 18h00
Class times for color belts are Tuesdays & Thursdays at Ramblers Club c/o Aliwal and Alexandra Ave
Yellow belts :: 17h00 - 17h30
Orange belts :: 17h30 - 18h00
Green and Blue belts :: 18h00 - 18h30
Purple and Red belts :: 18h30 - 19h00
Brown and Black belts train on Mondays & Wednesdays from to 18h00 - 19h00 at Ramblers Club c/o Aliwal and Alexandra Ave
Adult class train on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 19h00 to 20h00 at Ramblers Club c/o Aliwal and Alexandra Ave
[ Contact Information ]
082 628 7492 or 082 644 3865