Dear parents

At last, 2020 is busy closing down, and let us pray that the virus will also fade away. Since we re-started training in the dojo, after the lockdown was eased off a bit, things are almost back to normal and we had our Kyu grading as well as our black belt grading recently. All students performed very well and made the Tigers proud.

All that is left now to end the year off, is our 50 year celebration party!!! This will take place over the weekend of 28, 29 November and all old Tiger students are welcome to join us. Please contact me.

From myself, my co-instructors and the Tiger Management Team, we wish you all the best for the rest of the year and may you all have a stunning Christmas!!

Welcome to the Villieria Tigers
Shorin-Ryu Shorinkan Karate Dojo

The Villieria Tigers Shorin-Ryu Shorinkan Karate Dojo is the oldest dojo in the Moot. It was already a strong dojo back in the 1970’s and has survived changes of location as well as instructors over the last 50 years. The current chief instructor, Kyoshi Riaan Coetzee (7th Dan), took over the dojo in 1991, after being a student at this very dojo since 1974, when he started his karate career at the age of 13 years old.
Various styles of Karate and other self-defence techniques have been taught at Villieria Tigers since its inception. When the dojo opened its doors in 1970, we taught Funakoshi Style Karate, until 1980. For a short period between 1980 and 1983 we taught Kyokushin but decided to return to Funakoshi in 1984. In 1994 a very important decision was made to break away from all known styles of karate in South Africa and introduce something completely new to the country. Shorin-Ryu Shorinkan was introduced to South Africa on 15 January 1994, and the Villieria Tigers has been teaching this style of traditional Okinawan karate ever since. Kyoshi Riaan is currently the Vice President of Shorin-Ryu South Africa.
Besides the traditional Okinawan style of Shorin-Ryu Shorinkan Karate, Villieria Tigers also teaches traditional Okinawan Kobudo at the dojo, as well as one-on-one street combat and advanced self-defence techniques.
Through all these changes over the years, the Villieria Tigers slogan has remained the same: