The South African Goju Ryu Okinawa Karate-Doh Jundokan under the guidance of Buddy Govender (6th Dan), is the ONLY official Shibu (branch) dojo of the Okinawa Goju Ryu Karate Do So Honbu Jundokan in Southern Africa. 

The Okinawa Goju Ryu Karate-Do Jundokan So Honbu is under the Chairmanship of Yoshihiro Miyazato Kancho, with Tesunosuke Yasuda 10th Dan Hanshi as Shuseki (Chief) Shihan.

The purpose of this website is to help cultivate and perpetuate the spirit of Okinawa Karate-Doh Goju Ryu and the Martial Arts in general.  Our aim is to continue practicing and teaching Okinawa Goju Ryu Karate-Doh as personally taught to Buddy Govender Sensei by the late Miyazato Ei'ichi Hanshi, Yasuda Tetsunosuke Hanshi, Masaji Taira Sensei and various other world class teachers at the Jundokan in Okinawa, Japan, as well as introducing modern-day fighting theories, techniques, methodologies, strategies and applications.

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South African Jundokan Karate Headquarters

Chief Instructor for South Africa

Adult Classes Juniors & Youth Training Schedule
Why Karate is VITAL for your Child Goju Ryu Karate History Introduction to Kata Goju Ryu Karate Kata
Pretoria Jundokan Branch Dojo Introduction to Sanchin Kata Benefits of Sanchin Kata Breathing Methods of Sanchin Kata


Body Alignment for Sanchin Kata Sanchin Kata Shime' Test Hojo Undo : Intro & Makiwara Training Hojo Undo : Chi-Shi

55th Anniversary of the Jundokan and the 10th Miyazato Sensei Memorial in Okinawa, Japan - Nov 2008

 National Winter Gasshuku in Durban, 07/08th August 2010  Report Back on my trip to the Jundokan So Honbu Dojo in Okinawa, Japan 2007 Other Martial Art and Karate links
Benefits of Karate Training  Download an Enrolment Form Contact Us

South African Jundokan on Face Book

Buddy's TaiBo KickFit Fitness Programme