!!! IMPORTANT NOTICE !!!

All classes suspended until 14 April 2020 due to COVID-19

As per Government instruction, here is a link to the official SA COVID-19 page:
www.sacoronavirus.co.za
Beste Tiger ouers
Na gelang van die COVID-19 virus wat die wêreld, en nou ook ons land, in totale gemors het, is besluit om die klasse vir die vakansie te sluit. Dit sal ‘n eerste keer wees in ons 50 jaar. Ons moet ons kinders se welstand en gesondheid eerste stel, en daarom moet ons gehoor gee aan die President se versoek van gister aand. Ek sal wel gedurende normale klas tye by die huis dojo wees. Indien daar enige studente is wat dalk voorberei vir ‘n gradering, of wat net nie sonder karate in die week kan lewe nie, kontak my asb en bespreek jou plek op my privaat whatsapp. 
Vir die wat betrokke is, die Arnold Classic (en SARMAF Nationals), sowel as as die Nationale oefenkamp by Gariep word ook uitgestel. Nuwe datums sal so gou moontlik deurgegee word.
Vir enige onsekerheid, kontak my gerus op 082 680 6066. Klasse sal weer open op 14 April.
  
Dear Tiger parents
In the light of this COVID-19 virus that is creating havoc in the world, and now also in our country, I have decided to close the dojo during this holiday period. This will be a first in our 50 years. We have to take care of the health of our students and after our President’s speech last night, this is the correct thing to do. I will be at the home dojo during normal class times for any student who might be training for a grading, or who can’t be without karate at least once a week. Please reserve your place by contacting me on my private w/up. For any uncertainty, please contact me on 0826 80 60 66.
For those involved, the Arnold Classic (and SARMAF Nationals), as well as the National training camp at Gariep will also be postponed. New dates will be announced as soon as possible.
If there is any uncertainty, please contact me on 082 680 6066. Classes will resume on 14 April.
Take care en pas julle self op.
Sensei Riaan.
 



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:
NO RETREAT – NO SURRENDER!