kdisa instructors
Mario Sequeira

Mario Sequeira

Head Instructor

Dojo: Palm Court Karate, Berario Karate

  • Fifth Dan (graded at Jundokan, 2012)
  • All Africa UFAK judge B Kumite/judge B Kata
  • Full-time instructor since 1992
  • Training since 1979
  • A class referee, provincial chief referee and zone 6 judge
  • Chief Referee for South Africa 2012 and 2013
  • Vice President of Africa Goju Ryu Karate Federation (AGKF)
  • National Goju kumite and kata champion
  • National diploma in business economics
  • Level 3 First Aid
Che Jagger

Che Jagger

Head Instructor

Dojo: Goju Ryu Karate Centre

  • Fifth Dan, graded at Jundokan Sho Hombu (Okinawa) in 2012
  • South African Protea – 2006 and 2008
  • Has been training since 1981
  • Karate instructor since 1994
  • Bachelor degree in physical education (Wits)
  • Level 3 First Aid
Ryan Peel

Ryan Peel

Senior Instructor

Dojo: Ryan’s Karate Kids

  • Fourth Dan
  • Full-time karate instructor and sports coach
  • Provincial coach and referee
  • Level 3 First Aid
Nic Chalmers

Nic Chalmers

Senior Instructor

Dojo: Bubishi Goju Ryu Karate Centre

  • Fourth Dan
  • Training since 1989
  • Full-time karate instructor since 2004
  • Provincial coach and referee
  • South Africa All Style kata medalist from 2002 to 2006
  • 14 time WKF all-styles South African medalist
  • Represented KSA at Zone 6 in 2007
  • All Goju Karate Federation National Champ Kata and Senior Male u/75kg Kumite 2013
  • Level 3 First Aid
  • Level 1 CrossFit coach: competing, training and coaching in addition to karate
  • Nic Chalmers is the current South African Roller derby coach, who competed in the 2014 Blood and Thunder Roller derby world cup in Dallas Texas.
Mauritz Kotze

Mauritz Kotze

Instructor

Dojo: Mauritz Kotze Karate

  • Third Dan
  • National Referee
  • National Goju Ryu Senior male world cup team member
  • KSA All-Style medallist
  • Level 3 First Aid
  • Diploma: Sports Management
Kyle Chalmers

Kyle Chalmers

Instructor

Dojo: Bubishi Goju Ryu Karate Centre

  • Second Dan
  • WKF All-Styles South African medalist
  • Level 3 First Aid
  • Level 1 CrossFit Coach: competing, training and coaching every day in addition to karate
Giorgio Caforio

Giorgio Caforio

Instructor

Dojo: 121 Karate, Palm Court Karate, Charter House Karate, Berario Karate

Zoe Hinis

Zoe Hinis

Instructor

Dojo: Goju Ryu Karate Centre

  • Second Dan
  • Level 2 First Aid
  • BA Hons (Rhodes University)
  • Nisaa Counselling Course for Survivors of Rape and Abuse Certificate
  • Assistant instructor at Goju Ryu Karate Centre