kdisa instructors
Mario Sequeira

Mario Sequeira

Head Instructor

Dojo: Palm Court 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.
Morgan Moss

Morgan Moss

Senior Instructor

Dojo: Morgan Moss Karate and Sports Conditioning Centre

  • Fourth Dan
  • Karate instructor since 2006
  • Training since 1994
  • Provincial and World Karate Federation Accredited Coach (WKF)
  • BA Honours Sports Science (UJ)
  • BA Child and Family Psychology (UJ)
  • BA Sport Psychology (UJ)
  •  Level 3 First Aid (FOS)
  • Sport Massage Therapy (HFPA)
  • Sports Nutrition and Supplementation (HFPA)
  • Instructor’s Diploma (IBA)
  • South African national team (2007-present) (Captain 2012-present)
  • South African student national team (2006-2012) (Captain 2008-2012)
  • Gauteng/Western Gauteng/West Rand teams (1997-present)
  • World champion (WGKF, twice)
  •  Commonwealth champion (5 times)
  • Vice African champion and African Student Champion (twice)
  • South African champion (15 times)
Shaun Paulsen

Shaun Paulsen

Senior Instructor

Dojo: Kaizen Karate Academy

  • Fourth Dan
  • Goju Veterans champion
  • Kata and kumite judge
  • Level 3 First Aid
Mary Jamieson

Mary Jamieson

Senior Instructor

Dojo: Northcliff Karate Academy

  • Third Dan
  • National Champion over 70kg KSA All Styles, 2008
  • Full time instructor since 2003
  • Provincial referee
  • National all styles medalist 2008 – 2009
  • Fifth place at World JKF championships
  • Basic Ambulance certified
  • Personal fitness trainer certified
  • Level 3 First Aid
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
Jayde Taylor

Jayde Taylor

Instructor

Dojo: Charter Karate

 

  • Third Dan
  • National referee
  • District coach
  • Junior All-Style Kumite Champ
  • U/21 South African Kata Champion KSA
  • Level 3 First Aid
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