Kazokudai Karate was Established in May 2015, when we first opened the dojo doors as an after-school club in Huncote, and now have regular classes available 3 nights a week for various age groups and abilities.
We encourage our students to attend extra courses throughout the year.
We practice and train in the traditional art of Shotokan Karate.
Our Instructor Sensei Bianca always teaches with great care and thought, she is strict but fair and is always looking for ways to help get the fundamental message across.
Kazokudai is proud to affiliate to the Japan Karate Association England (JKAE).
JKAE is a non - profit making organisation based in England and is associated with the Japan Karate Association (JKA), one of the most prestigious, oldest and largest Shotokan Karate organisations in the world.
Their mission is to promote the way of karate throughout the world, while ensuring that it remains true to the philosophical precepts since the establishment of the JKA in 1949. The Association in England is JKA England and through our Chief Instructor, Sensei Ohta (7th Dan), we continue to be strongly affiliated to the JKA in Japan. This bond is reinforced by regular visits by world leading instructors from the Japan headquarters who instruct at our international courses held in May and September each year.
For more information on about JKA England: www.jka-england.org
Sensei Bianca began her karate journey in 1989 at the age of 7, she passed her grading/test for
1st Dan Black Belt at 16 years old. She has since progressed through the ranks gaining
her 4th Dan (JKA) in 2019.
From an early age Sensei Bianca was interested in teaching and passing on her knowledge and experience. She started assisting classes from a brown belt level (3rd Kyu) and was teaching children's classes when she graded to her 1st Dan Black Belt and then developed into teaching adults and senior grades. Along with her passion for teaching, Sensei Bianca has also had a significant competition career. Starting with success at local competitions and then at regional and national championships. She has also successfully represented both South Africa and England in International Competitions.
Most of Sensei's training took place in South Africa where she was born, she then emigrated to the UK in 2003.
Sensei is Fully Insured with an advanced DBS and is First aid trained.
Sensei is also currently on the JKA England Squad and compete's Internationally for England.