25 Jul

Richard Salmon (Hanshi)


richardBudo Karate-Do South Africa is a full member of Karate South Afirca (KSA) and also a full member of the World Karate Federation (W.K.F.), which is the world body controlling semi-contact karate.

Bodokan South Africa was founded by Hanshi Richard Salmon in the early 1960 and he was one of the pioneers of early karate in South Africa.
Hanshi Richard was the first ever Springbok Karate captain.

He now heads up Budo Karate-Do South Africa and has studied martial arts under some of the most famous masters of all time such as Kaiso Gogen Yamaguchi of Goju-Kai (The Cat), Master Chojiro Tani founder of Shukokai and Osensei Ueshiba Morihei the founder of Aikido to name just a few

13 Jul

Kelvin Daniels (Shihan) Chief Instructor



Kelvin Daniels was born in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania on 30 December 1954. He was educated at Westville Boys High School outside of Durban. At age 13

he started his Karate career with Budokan and training under Sensei Vic Sykes and the late Sensei Ray Ryan.

In 1974 as a brown belt, he changed styles to train with Sensei Conrad Scheepers at Renshukan and later moved styles to join Shukokai Fighting Arts in Waterfall, a year later he graded to 1st Dan.

Through business commitments he moved to Melmoth in Zululand and it was here that he opened his first Dojo and took Zululand by storm.

Twelve years later he would find himself back in Waterfall and taking over the Dojo he used to train at.

In 2002 he lived and trained in Japan with Sensei Takeshi Masuyama (8th Dan).

He holds the rank of 6th Dan and is the Head Instructor for Budo Karate-Do South Africa.

He has 30+ years of teaching karate experience and is a practitioner of Shito-Ryu Karate and has trained under many internationally recognised masters which includes Sensei Shigeru Kimura, Shihan Keiji Tomiyama (Kofukan), Yoshio Kuba Sensei (Okinawan Goju-Ryu), Hansi Koga (Shotokan Karate-Do International Swiss Federation and Shihan Takeshi Masuyama (Ryushin-Kan).

13 Jul

Kim Heaton (Sensei)



Sensei Kim Heaton was born in Durban on 25th June 1976. She attended Westville Girls’ High, which is where she was introduced to karate in 1990 (age 13) by Sensei Barry Anderson from Sankukai Karate.

She trained until her 2nd Kyu Brown Belt (Dec 1993) and stopped due to her studies.

In 2002, she started training again in Sankukai Karate under Sensei Brett Sumner (who had taken over from Sensei Barry) and teaching karate to children.

Sensei Brett moved the style back to its origin in Shito-Ryu Karate under Shihan Nikki Pillay (Hayashi-Ha Shito-Ryu).
Kim was graded to her Shodan in July 2004.

In 2009, she decided to move to train under the guidance of Shihan Kelvin Daniels and was graded to Nidan, and later Sandan in August 2011. In October 2016 Sensei Kim graded to 4th Dan (Yondan).

Kim is a qualified school teacher and has 10+ years of experience teaching karate to children as young as 3 years of age and to adults.

13 Jul

Marguerite Huson (Sensei)



Sensei Marguerite started training at the age of 42. Her son was an active karateka and instead of sitting on the sidelines watching him, she decided to join the class, and has been involved ever since.

In 2007, Sensei John Ferreira decided to retire, and Sensei Marguerite, and two others, took over his club.

A year later sheI decided to go out on her own and the Scottburgh & Pennington Sport Karate Club was born.
In 2012 the Penningtton dojo closed because of lack of interest, and the name was changed to the Scottburgh Sport Karate Club.

The club has been very successful competitvely, and there is currently one karateka with Provincial colours.
In March 2013, Sensei Marguerite, Sempai Eden Jackson and Grant Thompson attended a course on Basic Sports Club Management , presented by the KZN Dept. of Sport & Recreation.

This was an extremely useful course, particularly for the two Brown Belts who will, I hope, open their own clubs one day.

13 Jul

Joos Huyzers (Sensei)


joosSensei Joos started karate back in 1982 under the late Shihan Ray Ryan of Budo-ryu and Sensei’s Louis and Johnny van Schalkwyk. The two Van Schalkwyk brothers changed their style in the late 80’s and joined up with JKF Itosu-kai (Shito-ryu). After Sensei Joos and his family moved to Louis Trichardt in 1991 he joined up with Kimura Shukokai until 1994. Sensei Joos moved back to Kempton Park and joined up with his old style JKF under Sensei Riaan van Schalkwyk and graded for his First Dan in August of 1998. Sensei Joos graded for his Second Dan in November of 2011 under Sensei Willem Kruger and International Sports Fighting Organisation. Sensei Joos met up with Shihan Kelvin Daniels in October of 2015 and is now a part of Budo Karate-do SA. In October 2016 Sensei Joos graded to 3rd Dan (Sandan).

Sensei Joos Huyzers – Third Dan
082 788 8951

13 Jul

Grant Thompson (Sensei)


grantI started training under Sensei Marguerite Huson as a way to keep fit and spend time with my son when the karate bug bit!

I’m currently a Shodan (1st Dan) which I was awarded by Shihan Kelvin Daniels at our 2015 Gashku.

I’m also a qualified Table Official.


Phone: 076 754 7881
Email:  karategt1@gmail.com