Tips on Summer Training Sessions

Summer in Durban always presents a challenge for karateka. It’s usually unbearably hot, humid and extremely tiring when in the dojo. Here are some tips on how to bear the heat and #KarateOn.

  1. Stay hydrated. Carry lots of water with you to your training session. There will be regular breaks during the lesson, and you should use this time to cool down, get hydrated and ready to continue.
  2. Carry a sweat towel. Using a towel to dry-off between sessions is hygenic and can help cool you down during the session.
  3. Don’t train if you’re ill. If you have flu-like symptoms or are unwell, we advise you to take a break from the day’s training. Training whilst unwell will stress your body and mind, and is certainly not conducive to a productive session of karate for you.
  4. Step outside if you’re feeling faint. If you’re experiencing dizziness, we advise you to immediately step outside for fresh air. Your instructor or fellow students will be more than happy to assist you.
  5. Eat light. Non-greasy, light meals taken a minimum of 90 minutes before the start of a session will ensure you feel comfortable during the session.

Have any more tips on how to manage training in humid conditions? Leave a comment below. We look forward to welcoming you to our dojos soon!

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Download the Uniquely SKKSA Wallpaper for your Desktop!

With our recent launch of SKKSA ID student cards, our media team designed some new digital bites that we’re happy to share with you, our karate friends.

First up is a new wallpaper, nicknamed “Uniquely SKKSA.” It’s available in 5333 × 3333px, and should work on most widescreen desktops.

We hope you enjoy it!


  1. Click the image below to open the wallpaper in full-size within your browser.
  2. Right-click (or Ctrl-Click on Mac), and select “Set as Wallpaper” (or “Set as Desktop Image” on Mac)
  3. Alternatively, select “Save Image As…”, choose a location on your computer, then use your computer’s Customization tools to set the image as your wallpaper.

 2014 SKKSA Wallpaper (Uniquely)

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R.I.P. Kawasoe Shihan

20130319-222651.jpgSKKSA regrets to announce the sad passing of Kawasoe Hanshi, Chief Instructor, SKI Austria, on Sunday 17 March 2013, after a severe illness. Many SKKSA karateka have been privileged to have trained and studied with this grand master, whose amazing agility and powerful kicks inspired as well as awed. He was a regular feature at the Locarno Summer Courses and also served on the Black Belt grading committee. SKKSA, its Instructors and students extend our sincere sympathies to all at SKI Austria.

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