Welcome to SKKSA Online

Welcome to the SKKSA website. Here, you can read the latest news, learn more about us, and go beyond the dojo. Regular features such as our Kata Series allow you to explore the history and theory behind the katas we practice, and our Karateka portal gives our students access to course material and information to help them train better.

You can also find us on Facebook and Twitter.

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COVID-19 Update on SKKSA Dojos

On Saturday President Ramaphosa announced the country’s move towards Level 2 lockdown.

This is no doubt a positive step towards rebuilding our economy, and towards increasing the morale and hope amongst us all.

With level 2, it has been noted that gyms may reopen. However, the president’s message also carried a cautionary warning regarding complacency.

And so, as we continue to navigate the changing tides posed by this pandemic, our priorities remain the same.

The safety of our students and our instructors is our top priority.
Over the past few months, we have been presenting our karate lessons online, via Zoom.

We have taken a decision to continue that mode of teaching for the next 30 days, at which time we will reassess our position in terms of safety.

We believe this is necessary to protect our SKKSA community, and we urge you all to take full advantage of the lessons that are brought into your home 3 times a week, at no charge.

Exercise is known to have a profound impact on the normal functioning of the immune system. And so we encourage you all to join us at our zoom sessions, within our virtual dojo. You can access our free Zoom classes via the new MyDojo website. If you haven’t yet, please sign up at https://my.skksa.co.za/

We  wish you and your family safety and good health in the weeks ahead.

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20th Anniversary Reunion Celebration Class this Saturday

We are excited to announce a special training session being held this Saturday, 25th July 2020 from 15:00 – 16:00 (South African Standard Time)

We would like to invite our past students to celebrate our 20th anniversary with us! Join us for an online training session held via Zoom. This reunion class promises to be fun as we welcome familiar faces to share in our 20 years of karate memories.

The class will be hosted by Chief Instructor and Founder, Aneel Dowlath Sensei.

This is a free class. Please note that registration is required. To sign up for the event, please click over to our Online Classes page and fill out the registration form.

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URGENT COMMUNICATION: Closure of SKKSA Dojos due to COVID-19 Risk


In light of the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic, SKKSA has taken the decision to close all dojos with immediate effect until after the Easter weekend. This is in line with the recent declaration of a National State of Disaster by the Presidency and the closure of schools.

We will continue to monitor the situation and advise all karateka and instructors accordingly.

We wish our SKKSA family strength and safety during this time.

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Kick into 2017 with SKKSA

We look forward to welcoming new and returning students to our dojos for 2017! SKKSA’s dojos will be opening from Monday, 9th January 2017.

We invite you to download our 2017 Welcome Pack and Registration Documents (PDF) by clicking here.

You can also familiarise yourself with our updated grading policies for 2017, and access kyu grading syllabus from the Karateka Portal.

We wish you everything of the best for this year.

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Summer Events 2016

We’re excited to announce our Summer Events 2016. This collection of events will conclude another action-packed year in karate.

From the 2 – 3 December, we invite our karateka to participate in the Summer Course 2016. Students will have the opportunity to meet with karateka and instructors from all our dojos over a weekend dedicated to sharing knowledge and forging friendships. On 4th December, we will conduct our final kyu examinations.

A week later, we will host the 16th edition of the SKKSA Awards Evening at the Elangeni Hotel in Durban. This final event is set to conclude the year in style as we honour the achievements of our students over 2016. Tickets are available from your dojo instructor.


Summer Course 2016

Note: this is an SKKSA ID event. Please ensure you have your student card/grading book to access each session.

The Summer Course 2016 will be held at the Sastri Academic Convention Centre. The Google Map is available below:

Should you require further direction info, please contact your dojo instructor.

Brown Belt Exams

Karateka undertaking their Brown Belt exams are kindly requested to familiarise themselves with our Brown Belt Examination Policy. 

Grading Forms

Entry to the exam requires students to fill out and return a grading form. You can download and print the PDF by clicking here.

General Exam Policy

The final exams will be governed by our General Grading Exam Policy, which can be accessed by clicking this link.

Karateka Portal

You are encouraged to visit our Karteka Portal to download all our policy documents and grading syllabus.

The 16th Edition of the Awards Evening

The highlight on our calendar is the Awards Evening, where we will honour the achievements of our karateka during 2016. This year’s event will be held at the Great Ilanga Conference Room, Elangeni Hotel, Durban Golden Mile. Tickets are available from your dojo instructor. Space is limited so please ensure you book early.

Coverage of Summer Events 2016

For the latest information on these events, please follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

We will be live streaming select portions of the events on our Facebook page via Facebook Live. More information on this will be available soon.

We look forward to seeing you at the Summer Events 2016!

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