Kyokushin Honbu Dojo Cape Town

Kyokushin Cape Town Dojo

Cape Town, South Africa


To the official South African and Central African Honbu Website. Our well-equipped modern dojo is home to the current and past South African Knockdown champions as well as several members who have represented South Africa in various world championships.

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Monday & Wed: 18:00 - 19:30 (Sensei Jono & Sempei Hugh)

AM Training

Tues & Thurs: 06:00 - 07:00 (Sempei Hugh)

Int. & Advanced

Tues & Thurs: 18:00 - 19:30 (Shihan Kenny)

Fight Class

Saturday AM: 08:00 - 09:45 (Shihan Jason)

About Us

Kyokushinkaikan, headed by Kancho Matsui, is the original Kyokushin, and the largest single-style of any karate in the world with approximately 12,5 million members. We are a traditional style that places high value on hard training and following the ideals of our founder, Sosai Mas Oyama.

Head dojo for Southern and Central Africa under the tutelage of Shihan Kenny Uytenbogaardt (8th Dan – one of only two Westerners on the International Board of Kyokushinkaikan), assisted by Shihan Michael Shuttleworth and Shihan Jason Dawes (5th Dans).


What is Kyokushin Karate?

Kyokushin is a style of stand-up, knockdown karate, founded by Masutatsu (Mas) Oyama in 1964. Kyokushin is Japanese for “the ultimate truth”, developed from the determination of the pursuit of ultimate truth of mind, technique, and body. Kyokushin is rooted in a philosophy of self-improvement, discipline and hard training.

The founder, Sosai Masu Oyama, often said that the difference between sports and Budō, or The Martial Way, is the path of self-discipline. The Budō Way is this challenge in life itself. Kyokushin Karate was founded by a man who was dedicated to the Budō Way.

Classes can be focused on usually one of three areas; KihonKata and Kumite...


A Japanese term meaning, “basics”. It refers to the basic techniques that are taught and practiced as the foundation of most Japanese martial arts.


A Japanese word meaning, "detailed choreographed patterns of movements". Kata teaches you to string the basics together in prearranged movements.


Literally translated means “grappling hands” – sparring against an opponent. Kumite is not prearranged, but free flowing, founded by your Kihon and Kata training.

Honbu Training Fees

All members are welcome to train across all of our dojos. Adult: R550 per month or R1500 per term. 1x Adult + 1x Pre-School: R1850. 1x Adult + 1x Scholar: R1950.


Scholar Training Fees

Multiple classes are also offered in schools across Cape Town. Pre-School: R720 per term (R1100 for 2). Scholars: R920 per term (R1400 for 2). 1x Pre + 1x Scholar: R1300.


All Welcome!

The classes are very structured and beginners are welcome regardless of age, gender and physical capabilities.


Include; discipline, respect, exercise regimen, fitness and strength, self-control, confidence and camaraderie.


“If you don’t overcome your tendency to give up easily, your life will lead to nothing". – Masutatsu (Mas) Oyama.


We offer self-defence classes quarterly. Organised by Empower Self-Defence. Contact Shihan Michael.

The Benefits of Kyokushin Karate

Kyokushin Karate is whole body training, and it works on both the body and the mind. It can also help in recovery after injuries or illness by strengthening the body and keeping a positive and focused mind set.

Kyokushin karate encourages and develops an attitude of perseverance and determination. These personal attributes developed through karate training, can also be used in your daily life.

In Kyokushin Karate, the focus is on the knockdown aspect of fighting, without neglecting the other aspects, such as Kihon and Kata. Whatever your reasons and goals are, practicing Karate can help you become stronger, healthier and a better human being.

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Our Address

12 Buitensingel Street (3rd Floor), 8001, Cape Town, South Africa.

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Contact Jason


Phone: +27 83 399 8171

Contact Michael


Phone: +27 83 324 3320