Kenyukan International

Kenyukan Karate SA

Mornè Slabbert was born on the 3rd of September 1971. He started karate at the age of 13
under the instruction of Sensei Hennie Havenga from the JKA Association in 1984. He trained
Sholin Kung-Fu while serving in the South African Army in 1990 and also trained Okinawan
Martial Arts under Sensei Willem de Valance from 1993 – 1998.
He was introduced to Kyoshi James Vermaak in 1998 and started training in the Art of Koryu
Sansei Goju-Ryu karate Do. Sensei Mornè was graded to 1st Dan (Shodan) on the 26
November 1999, 2nd Dan (Nidan) on the 23 October 2001 and 3rd Dan (Sandan) on from the
22 – 26 March 2006. Mornè graded for his 4th Dan Internationally in Miami, USA under
Hanshi Manny Saavedra.
Kyoshi James Vermaak the South African Head appointed Sensei Mornè as Head of the North
West Province in October 2001. Sensei Morne has been running a Dojo at Sun City since 2001
where he currently works and was promoted to the level of Renshi (Junior Master) on the 12
of March 2009.
In 2013, Sensei Morne applied and was accepted in good faith by the Board of Directors of
the Kokusai Kenyukan Kai Okinawa Goju Ryu Karate-Kobudo based in Australia, under the
jurisdiction of our International counterparts, and since, has been personally trained and judge in the So-Honbu in Australia.
Sensei Morne, has been a quiet achiever in the field of Martial Arts in South Africa, and we are
looking forward to a fruitful a long lasting relationship in the future.

Kokusai Kenyukan Kai Okinawa Goju Ryu Karate - Kobudo South Africa Trinity Dojo
Sun City Sports and Social Club
Sun City Resort
Northwest Province
South Africa
Contact Details:
Tell (Work): +27 (0) 14 557 3057
Tell (Home): +27 (0) 14 557 4237
Mobile Number: +27 (0) 76 816 8917
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Sensei Luis Javier Rodriguez Acuña was born in Chillan, Chile, in August 1961. He is from a family
of dedicated students, and besides himself, all his children have followed their father´s path
into Martial Arts.
Two of his sons are both black belts Sandan, and together with their father run a very successful chain of local dojos in the region.
Sensei Rodriguez started Karate training at the tender age of 16 and has never looked back since.
With nearly 40 years of practice under his belt, he now boasts a Godan Menjo in Goju Ryu Karate, but has also tried other forms of martial arts including Kempo, Goju Shorei Ryu, Seido Juku, Shotokan and Okinawa Goju Ryu.
In the last ten years, Sensei has built some very solid reputation, and today he runs and
manages one of the most successful Karate Dojo in the South of Chile, including a very practical
and dedicated effort to teach disadvantaged kids in the area, especially during Summer vacation,
where he runs Clinics and Seminars open to all and sundry chiefly free of charge.
Sensei Rodriguez has been fortunate to have been trained by some of the best exponents in
Latin America, and counts among others Sensei Arturo Petit of Kempo Karate, Miguel Soffia of
Goju Shorei, Sensei Carlos Yañez of Shotokan, Patricio Cifra of Okinawa Goju Ryu, Juan Gallardo
of Seiko Juku, Shihan Roque Carrizo of Argentina, Shihan Tanaka in Brazil, T. Nakamura of the USA
and Kaiso Shihan Goshi Yamaguchi of Japan.
In his quest for a better understanding of Karate Do, Sensei approached the Kokusai Kenyukan Kai Okinawa Goju Ryu - Kobudo and was then appointed as one of our Shibu-cho in Latin America, after a notable Gasshuku run in 2008.
His participation and support, will open another chapter in the development of Goju Ryu Karate,
in a way which will only be known as: "a healthy brotherhood"

Kokusai Kenyukan Kai Okinawa Goju Ryu Karate - Kobudo Chile Rodriguez Dojo

Dirección : Calle 5 de Abril # 555
4° piso Casa del Deporte Chillán, Chile
Fono celular : +56993247060
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