BUDOKAN IN NORTH ISLAND NZ
BUDOKAI KARATE AND SELF DEFENCE
COBUS CALITZ 6 DAN KARATE
Self Defence classes for Women and Girls (13+)
1960 - 2022
"To train every day as I do, I feel blessed. Through all the years of training we mould our bodies and minds so that we enable ourselves for the unknown and to push through in tough times".
Cobusstarted his karate career training with Sensei Loek Lategan in Bloemfontein, SA in 1979. They attended many Gashku together and are still in regular contact. He also had the privilege of being trained by Sensei Whitey Pollett.
In addition to his own training, he currently trains women in self-defence to give them the confidence to counteract an immediate threat of violence. He believes it is not only about mastering the techniques but to train in such a way that the subconscious mind kicks in reflexively when being attacked.
Cobus is graded to 6th Dan on 11 December 2020.
"Sensei Loek told me the good news.
I would like to thank you and the other dojo leaders for the recognition. It is a great honour and I truly appreciate it as it makes all the hours invested all the more worth while.
Kind regards, Cobus.