International grade by Japanese Karate Association. Grading panel included Masahiko Tanaka Sensei and Stan Schmidt Sensei. Awarded on 25/10/2008 in Johannesburg, South Africa
The club’s head instructor Karin Prinsloo is a 6th Dan in JKA and runs the senior class at the dojo.
Stirling karate does a combination of traditional karate, sports karate and conditioning. Karin’s background in studying sports science and international karate experience, contributes greatly to the type of training we do in the dojo. Karin has been training karate for 38 years and has taught and coached karate for over 20 years. She has developed and mentored many top karateka over the years. She has represented South Africa JKA and WKF karate as a competitor and coach at international level. Since relocating to Australia, Karin continues teaching and represented JKA Australia, as a judge, at international level.
Karins extensive career as an international competitor, is a great asset to teaching and mentoring students to achieve in their respective areas of karate.
Karin Prinsloo is a South African karateka, gold medal winner of the 6ᵗʰ World Games in the under 60 kg Kumite category and Karate instructor formerly based in Durban, South Africa, now hailing from Karrinyup, Perth. She is listed among the top 100 Karate competitors of all time.
Grazjyna (Graz) Prinsloo has twenty three years of karate training and 14 years of coaching and teaching experience. Graz has helped coach and teach many top karate students over her years. Graz also represented South Africa as a field hockey goalkeeper at the Athens 2004 and Commonwealth games in Manchester in 2002 and has over 50 international hockey senior caps.
Graz Prinsloo is a 3rd Dan in JKA and runs the club’s junior program.
JKA qualification: D Instructor, D Referee and D Examiner.
Grazjyna (Graz) Prinsloo is a South African former field hockey player who competed in the 2004 Summer Olympics.
Stirling JKA SKC
The dojo is based at the Stirling Community Center – 2 Nerita Way in Karrinyup, Perth. The club offers karate for:
Stirling Karate offers karate classes for:
- 3 – 5 year old dinkys,
- 7 – 12 year old children,
- Teenage and adult beginners