Seiwakai is one of the largest karate organizations in the world. Created by the late Tsuji Tasaki Hanshi. The Seiwakai World Headquarters is located in Omagari Japan. Seiwakai South Africa is headed by Ben Mare Kyoshi.
The Seiwakai Goju Ryu Karate group is currently represented in 64 different countries and has over 40,000 members worldwide. This makes Seiwakai one of the largest Goju-Ryu groups in the world that works under the wings of the Japanese Karate Federation (JKF) department of Goju-Ryu Karate-Do.
We have classes available for students from 3 years and up. The benefits of karate training are endless. Our classes offer you multiple training partners, high energy dynamics, and development of strong spirit. Perhaps the most important aspect is belonging to a group of like-minded individuals who support you and urge you to become the best versions of yourself.
Our classes focus on strong technique & form, the understanding of kata (forms) performance and bunkai oyo (application), physical fitness, mental focus, and strong self-defense skills.
We encourage and promote camaraderie and respect in all of our programs
My daughter has been going to Seishin Martial Arts Academy for over 5 years now and absolutely loves it. Sensei Emma is amazing and really has a special way with teaching the kids. I would highly recommend the Academy.
Seishin Martial Arts Academy is an extremely professional and structured school. Having said that, it is also provides a homely environment that allows my daughter to feel safe, comfortable and to thrive in her learning.
The Academy also takes all the necessary COVID19 precautions and constantly provides us with updates to regulations. The proficiency and attentiveness showed by the Academy is second to none. I would highly recommend them.
Seishin MAA is an exceptional Academy.
The dojo is beautifully equipped and led by a Sensei who is highly regarded and globally recognised as an outstanding instructor and Karate-Ka.
Classes are well structured and organised in such a way that each student gets enough personal attention at a level that's right for them, and students know that the harder they work, the more time and energy Sensei Emma will invest in them.
My knowledge of Karate has skyrocketed and my love for this art has been well nurtured at SMAA.
I've trained for over twenty years in multiple cities, styles, dojos and instructors. Sensei Emma is the real deal. She leads from the front, and gets the balance right for both younger karateka and older ones.
A definitive box checked is leading from the front - she actively practices, teaches and competes, and doesn't push belts or throw students into a meat grinder. Explanation, training, assessing, practical implementation and I think good instilling of the value of hard work, not just rote learning to get belts. Each grade is earned.
I'm enjoying whipping my old out-of-shape self into something better through each class, one inch at a time.
Goju-Ryu Karate-Do is a powerful yet elegant style of martial arts combining effective and practical self-defense techniques with numerous other benefits, including improved stamina, balance, and flexibility combined with renewed self-confidence and sense of well being.
We teach a syllabus that is both progressive and demanding, basing its teaching around blocks, punches, strikes, kicks, locks and throws.
As a responsible employer, you have a duty of care to your staff and you may well have an employee well-being program. Self defense training forms part of your corporate well-being initiative as it gives your employees essential life skills to protect themselves.
Tournament karate is a compliment aspect to your traditional karate.
These classes are aimed at our competitive students & high performance athletes who wish to increase and elevate their speed, accuracy, timing and efficiency of movement for local, regional, national and international karate competitions.
Bootcamp fitness classes are the best way to ensure your fitness levels and personal safety. Members are put through their paces with dynamic classes which are designed with elements of H.I.I.T, functional movement and calisthenics.
Any age and fitness levels are welcome to attend!