Sullivan JKA karate dojo

Japanese Karate Association(JKA) classes for children and adults. Beginners&experienced. Ages 5+ OSS



(Approx 1 minute 40 second read)

The martial arts industry is largely unregulated, and even when there are background checks for instructors, there are some that slip through the net, meaning anyone can open a martial arts school. This lack of regulation can sometimes have serious consequences.
While some training is undoubtedly better than none, extensive knowledge and experience are crucial for any instructor or teacher. Effective teaching requires maturity, responsibility, and a deep understanding of the method you practice. Unfortunately, the absence of regulation allows individuals with questionable qualifications or even malicious intent to exploit the system.
Students are the most vulnerable in this situation. They may be misled about the quality of instruction they are receiving, potentially wasting time and money. More concerning are the safety risks associated with poor training. Inadequate instruction can lead to injuries and, in the worst-case scenario, leave students dangerously unprepared for real-world situations.
This has given rise to the β€œMcDojo”, strip-mall martial arts schools that prioritize profit over quality instruction. There's nothing wrong with making a living by teaching martial arts, but such schools often cultivate an overinflated sense of confidence in students who lack the necessary skills.
Proper martial arts training can be life-saving. It instills discipline, improves fitness, and teaches valuable self-defense skills. Unfortunately, the unregulated landscape allows unsuitable individuals to become instructors, including bullies, charlatans, or worse, or those who simply lack the necessary qualifications. These individuals prey on unsuspecting students, damage the reputation of legitimate martial arts schools, and boast about their supposed superiority to appear legitimate.
I have personally encountered such individuals and everyone suffers from the actions of these impostors. Fake instructors create unsafe environments, exploit students financially, sometimes inappropriately, and erode public trust in the martial arts as a whole.
However, there are steps students can take to find qualified instructors.
Thoroughly research any school or dojo you have an interest in, don’t just choose the nearest one to you. Read online reviews, and talk to current students too. While looking for schools with certified instructors is important, it's also necessary to be wary of fabricated qualifications, often difficult to ascertain.
Fake martial arts teachers exploit innocent people financially and damage the martial arts community's reputation. Yes, we detest fake martial arts instructors.
To those impostors: You know who you are. Rest assured, you will be exposed - and some of you already have been.
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Photos from Sullivan JKA karate dojo's post 24/06/2024



β€’ Available in Mosselbaai and George
β€’ Personal training
β€’ BUILDING on strengthening , flexibility, good health and confidence! One punch at a time!
β€’ Ages 18 up to 80 years old! πŸ’ͺ🏻 (Even with certain health conditions and disabilities, you can start karate!)
β€’ Ladies only! πŸ˜„



Not just applicable to KARATE, but to LIFE - Oss πŸ₯‹πŸ‡―πŸ‡΅ JOIN OUR DOJO in JULY !😊 072 534 7430



Girls and boys, Ages 5+
Adult classes available ! ✨

PERSONAL training! Self-defence, fitness, flexibility training, weight training, PURE karate!
Join us !!! πŸ₯‹πŸ₯‹ 072 534 7430

Sullivan JKA karate dojo πŸ₯‹ πŸ‡―πŸ‡΅ πŸ‘ŠπŸ» classes available in Mosselbay too !


(Approx 1 minute 36 second read)

We all know that the role of a good instructor is pivotal to learning and understanding. A skilled karate instructor goes beyond simply demonstrating techniques for the next grading.
As an instructor, a teacher, true proficiency lies in keenly observing and understanding each student's unique path.
Unfortunately, some instructors resort to barking orders across the dojo floor without truly grasping what their students are experiencing. This often stems from a lack of intentional observation.
Every moment a student spends training, practicing, or competing, is a golden opportunity for you, the instructor, to observe, evaluate, and provide constructive feedback. By honing your skills as a watcher and listener, you'll gain a wealth of information about your students' progress and needs.
Great instructors observe beyond the physical movements and techniques. They decipher a student's excuses and emotional roadblocks, recognizing any underlying problems.
However, patience is key. A good instructor won't immediately reveal everything they see. Instead, they listen to the excuses and distractions, perhaps with a wry smile, and offer guidance only when the moment is right.
Ultimately, a student's journey rests on their own shoulders. They must put in the effort, navigate challenges, and manage their emotions. An instructor's role is to wait for the opportune moment to offer insights gleaned from observation. But make no mistake, a skilled instructor observes everything.
I know several lower-grade black-belt instructors whose teaching style relies heavily on barking orders across the dojo floor. It seems they might not have a clear understanding of what they're looking for in their students' performance and development, or their own.
The best teachers, instructors, and leaders are often those with the keenest observational skills. Watching and listening intently are crucial. Karate demands a perspective based on coherent principles that unify the body and mind. Viewing karate as a collection of disconnected techniques is a mistake, and observing how your students grasp these connections is essential.
Don't be the instructor who misses crucial details. Observe everything that matters.
Observation is all about intentionality. If something is important, actively seek it out and observe it. By intentionally watching and listening, you can unlock your students' full potential.
So, make a commitment to becoming a more observant instructor, and witness the transformation it brings to your students and to your dojo.
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2024 Japanese Karate Association Karate Classes πŸ₯‹πŸ‘ŠπŸ»πŸ‡―πŸ‡΅

Ages 5+ including beginner teens & adults
Mosselbay & George ✨

ℹ️ 072 534 7430


Saying "practice makes perfect perfectly applies to the world of JKA Karate, JKA Karate, which stands for Japan Karate Association, is a traditional form of martial arts that emphasizes discipline, precision, and continuous improvement. In JKA Karate, practitioners understand that achieving mastery requires consistent and dedicated practice. By repeating techniques, kata (forms), and kumite (sparring) drills, students refine their skills, develop muscle memory, and improve their overall technique.

Learn more here:



JKA ONE WAY ! πŸ’ͺ🏼πŸ₯‹πŸ‡―πŸ‡΅πŸ‘ŠπŸ»

Sensei Terry-Lee Sullivan
πŸ“ž 072 534 7430
πŸ“© [email protected]
πŸ’— Instagram: sullivanjkakaratedojo


Epitome of JKA Karate & JKA Spirit! So much respect for you Jon Williams Sensei πŸ’ͺπŸ»πŸ™πŸ»πŸ₯‹πŸ‡―πŸ‡΅β€οΈ OSS!

The HEART and HISTORY of SA JKA Karate....... At the SA JKA National Championships this past weekend, Jon Williams Sensei (48) epitomized JKA spirit. Sensei Jon and his students put on a brilliant demo to open Saturdays tournament. He won the 40 to 49 years men's kata, he entered the men's open kumite and finished second after a spectacular final against Chris Valarakis Sensei. He was also a member of the Western Cape men's team kumite that finished 2nd overall. Our senior masters raised us well and Sensei Jon showed true budo spirit. ONE WAY!!



Start something NEW for YOU this year! Get rid of that boring gym routine!!

πŸ₯‹ Join our BEGINNER ladies KARATE CLASSES πŸ’ͺ🏻
18 years +

Tuesdays 17:30-18:15
20 Witfontein Road, Heather Park George πŸ₯‹

πŸ“ž 072 534 7430

Did you know Karate classes can burn up to 500 CALORIES an hour? 😱
Did you know Karate is an individual sport ? = TRAIN & EXCEL AT YOUR OWN PACE πŸ’ͺ🏼
Did you know Karate works every 600 muscles in your body?
Did you know Karate increases flexibility - which enhances posture and vitality.
Did you know KIDS who do Karate have improved concentration at school?

Japan Karate Association πŸ‡―πŸ‡΅πŸ₯‹

WhatsApp for more information πŸ‡―πŸ‡΅ 072 534 7430

Sullivan JKA karate dojo


Sullivan JKA karate dojo is affiliated with SA JKA - the oldest, biggest, most established karate organisation in South Africa.

We have two training centres situated in Mosselbay (CBD)
George - Heather Park & Loerie Park.

Terry-Lee Sullivan
☎️ 072 534 7430
πŸ“§ [email protected]



Photos from Sullivan JKA karate dojo's post 09/05/2024


For any enquiries please contact me
Sensei Terry-Lee 072 534 7430


Heather Park George - JKA KARATE CLASSES πŸ₯‹ πŸ‡―πŸ‡΅ πŸ’ͺ🏻

Girls and boys, Ages 5+
Adult classes available ! ✨

PERSONAL training! Self-defence, fitness, flexibility training, weight training, PURE karate!
Join us !!! πŸ₯‹πŸ₯‹ 072 534 7430

Sullivan JKA karate dojo πŸ₯‹ πŸ‡―πŸ‡΅ πŸ‘ŠπŸ»


❗ HOMESCHOOLED KIDS ⁉️ Get them ACTIVE and out the house πŸ’ͺπŸ»πŸ‡―πŸ‡΅


πŸ₯‹ Making friends - social interaction with other people !
πŸ₯‹ FUN way of exercising - karate uses over 600 muscles !
πŸ₯‹ EXPRESS emotion !
πŸ₯‹ BOOST self esteem and confidence !
πŸ₯‹ DISCIPLINE instilled !
πŸ₯‹ PATIENCE improved !
πŸ₯‹ GRADINGS TO EARN NEXT BELT LEVEL - hard work to reap success !

Join us for a free lesson πŸ’ͺπŸ»πŸ‡―πŸ‡΅πŸ‘ŠπŸ»πŸ₯‹

072 534 7430


Give your child the gift of a lifetime. Learn to defend yourself against bullies, learn quick reactions and how to think on your feet, build self-confidence, character and respect, all while strengthening your body, mind and soul. πŸ’ͺ🏻πŸ₯‹πŸ‡―πŸ‡΅
Japanese Karate Association is for all ages, young and old ! Reap the benefits of karate classes πŸ’ͺ🏻✨

ℹ️ Sensei Terry-Lee 072 534 7430


πŸ₯‹ Beginners Karate classes for Pinnacle Point Estate MembersπŸ₯‹

At the Pinnacle Point Fitness Centre ‼️

Friday evenings 18:00-18:45 & Saturday mornings 8:15-9:00

Contact me for more information about our other classes in Mosselbay & George πŸ₯‹πŸ‡―πŸ‡΅ 072 534 7430

Sullivan JKA karate dojo

Photos from Sullivan JKA karate dojo's post 13/04/2024

Sullivan JKA Karate Dojo supports Autism Awareness Month this April ! 🌈πŸ’ͺ🏻πŸ₯‹ KICKING THE punch at a time!

Specialised goal setting & short class times, with limited students, allows us to work at THEIR pace and adapt the class to THEIR abilities. ✨

Sullivan JKA Karate Dojo loves working with kids - no matter their challenges. We understand, adapt and support them during their karate journey. ❀️


Contact me for more information
072 534 7430


SA JKA Karate Champs next month in Johannesburg, South Africa 🌍😁πŸ₯‹πŸ‡―πŸ‡΅

Photos from Wanderers Karate Club's post 05/04/2024
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