KENYUKAN SOUTH AFRICA
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.
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