NEWS-REPORTS + PHOTO & VIDEO  GALLERY  2019

Last update   05 SEPTEMBER  2019
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January 27
WINTER GASSHUKU WITH SENSEI JOHN TURNBULL - NEW YORK - USA
January  30
KYU EXAM RESULTS  -  WJKA OF MARYLAND -USA
  • 8   Kyu    -   Zach Karp
  • 7b Kyu   -   Anthony Alberti
  • 6   Kyu    -   Luis Santos  &  Mary Kendall
  • 5b Kyu   -  David Feild
  • 4b Kyu   -  Theresa Leone
  • 4 Kyu      -  Andrew Sy Pham
February 10
SEMINAR WITH SENSEI ANATOLIY NAUMENKO - KIEV - UKRAINE
February  16
SEMINAR WITH SENSEI DON OWENS & RICK CHERNOFF - VANCOUVER - CANADA
February  23
  SEMINAR WITH SENSEI TADEUSZ LEBIDA - OFFENBACH - GERMANY
February 23
RIAAN  LE  ROUX
Congratulations to sensei Riaan on his 7th dan promotion.
The Shihankai has decided to promote sensei Riaan due to his work for the WJKA and his commitment to the WJKA.   
Sensei Riaan is highly valued and appriciated for his technical knowledge based on his JKA background.
Well deserved Riaan sensei, well deserved.
March 02
TSKSA/WJKA SA TRAINING AT KINGS BEACH  -  SOUTH AFRICA
March 05
JOHN  TURNBULL
It is with great honor and pleasure to announce that John Turnbull sensei has been promoted to 9th dan WJKA.
John Turnbull is known as a humble and aimable person with an inexhaustible source of knowledge.
John Turnbull sensei is highly appreciated and a great value to the WJKA.
Congratulations John sensei for reaching this milestone and many thanks for being.

March 10
4th SHOTOKAN TOURNAMENT TERHEIJDEN - NETHERLANDS

Kata : 1. pl. Nikita de Backer  /  3.pl.  Arthur de Backer  -  UMO dojo Roosendaal Netherlands

March 12
KYU RE-EXAMS - ROOSENDAAL - NETHERLANDS
April06
WJKA UITENHAGE KARATE AC. CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS - UITENHAGE - SOUTH AFRICA
April 06
SEMINAR WITH SENSEI DON OWENS - VANCOUVER - CANADA
April 08
SEMINAR WITH SENSEI JAN KNOBEL - VLISSINGEN - NETHERLANDS
April 10
WJKAMYLESTOM SHOTOKAN KARATE DOJO - AUSTRALIA

Eedie is our first WJKA 6th kyu in the Mylestom SHotokan Karate dojo.   Congratulations and well done.   From sensei Celso Baur.

April 11
WJKA  CANADA  - from SENSEI  DON OWENS

Yesterday I was very proud to present my student Angie Lu with her WJKA shodan certificate. She has been an excellent student for over 5 years and well deserves her shodan earning it through blood sweat and tears. She asked for no quarter and no quarter was given during her grading! To say I am very pround of her is an understatement! Well deserved Angie and well Congratulatons!

April 25
KYU EXAMS - VLISSINGEN - NETHERLANDS
April 28
SEMINAR WITH SENSEI DON OWENS - VANCOUVER - CANADA
April 30
KIDS 1ST KARATE LES AT SENSEI JAN KNOBEL'S  DOJO IN ROOSENDAAL - NETHERLANDS
May  04
TSKSA - WJKA SA NATIONAL GRADINGS - DESPATCH - SOUTH AFRICA

The Panel sensei Riaan le Roux, sensei Ian Janse v Rensburg and sensei Shaun Joubert.   The following were promoted to  2nd. Dan :  Seth de Kock  /  to 1st. Dan : Langa Rasi - Ethan Govende - Jan vd Merwe - Ryan SHepherd & Enrico Bosch

May  25
BO SEMINAR WITH SENSEI DON OWENS - CHAMPLAIN HEIGHTS DOJO - VANCOUVER - CANADA

Bo Seminar with sensei Andy Pruim and sensei Drew at Champlain Heights dojo in Vancouver.   It was a basic seminar on the Bo as many participants had never used a Bo.  They started off with explaining what height the Bo should be and how to hold it.    Then went through a Bo kata with the group point by point.  It was received very well and everyone has asked for another session.

May  25 
ASAI RYU SEMINAR WITH SENSEI TADEUSZ LEBIDA - SANDERSDORF - GERMANY
June 22
WJKA SEMINAR & KYU EXAMINATIONS,  ROOSENDAAL,  NETHERLANDS
July 03 - 06
7th WJKA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS & WORLD CAMP IN UITENHAGE - SOUTH AFRICA
1st DAY -  WORLD CAMP
2nd DAY  - WORLD CAMP
3rd DAY -  WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS  (lower belts)
4th DAY - WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS (higher belts)

WJKA congratulates mrs. Hanny Knobel with her shodan black belt grade, recommended by the WJKA Shihankai and Board.
Hanny is, since the beginning of the WJKA, the head of administration, has had 2 knee replacements and is still practicing Karate at the age of 67.
Congratulations Hanny, well done and well deserved.

21 / 31 July
WJKA Ukraine Summer camp "Gasshuku 2019" ,  Cherkassy region, Ukraine
September
JKA GRAND BAIE  -  MAURITIUS
WJKA  H.Q. 

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