About JSKA South Africa


The JSKA Karate philosophy is to:

  • Improve technique as a sport
  • Enjoy Karate practice as a means for developing a healthy body and mind.
  • Learn self-defense as a martial art

JSKA South Africa consists of a number of schools across Southern Africa directed from the head office in Pretoria, South Africa.

We strive to become an effective and credible karate organization in Southern Africa.

Our mission is to:

  • Provide a suitable environment for the training of karate
  • Provide informed, well trained and skilled instructors
  • Provide discreetly selected events to develop students and instructors
  • Provide administration staff to support all of the above
  • Provide a forum for individual growth to the highest level

Our purpose is to enable students / instructors to reach their ambitions and to assist fellow students instructors in reaching theirs.

JSKA South Africa offers:

  • JSKA South Africa National Karate Championships
  • The International Shotokan Development Karate Championships
  • JSKA South Africa Berg Gashuku (training camp)
  • JSKA World Championships
  • JSKA South Africa Dan examinations
  • JSKA South Africa Instructors training

JSKA South Africa Executive

  • JSKA South Africa/Africa Chief Instructor – Soon Pretorius
  • JSKA South Africa General Manager – Elmarie van Zyl
  • JSKA South Africa Head Instructor – Tony Williams
  • JSKA South Africa Head Examiner – Leon van Vollenstee
  • JSKA South Africa Head Judge – Paul Botha
  • JSKA South Africa Tournament Director – Monica Ross
  • JSKA South Africa Head Legal Affairs – Roelf Smith
  • JSKA South Africa Operational Manager – Phillip Venter