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.
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.
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:
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.
You are encouraged to visit our Karteka Portalto 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!
Our student management system, SKKSA ID, will be getting a major update later this month.
We have introduced a new set of software tools that will enable our instructors to have more control over the information pertaining to their dojos. As such, from the end of July 2016, you can request information regarding your student profile directly from your instructor.
SKKSA ID was introduced in 2014 and has set us apart from other karate organisations by streamlining the student records system and digitising examination, training, seminar and student data. This major update will allow you to get information regarding grading eligibility a lot quicker than before.
Full training reports for Saturday Training will now be available on-demand rather than the bi-annual process in the past. This allows you to keep track of your attendance and make sure you’re within the margin to be eligible for entering final senior exams.
The new software will allow our instructors to have a better understanding of the student base in their dojo, and make class decisions that are better informed. The software forms part of our “Osaka Tools for SKKSA” suite, developed in-house by SKKSA Media.
Please be advised that this is a provisional calendar. Events and details are subject to change. We advise that you bookmark the Events page, and keep connected with us via this website and our Facebook and Twitter presences to get the latest details.