The Samurai Karate Hout Bay Dojo opened its doors in July 2011. Based in the Victoria Mall on the corner of Victoria Road and  Empire Road in Hout Bay, the Samurai Karate Hout Bay dojo is run by the experienced Sensei John Shaw, 7th Dan.

Sensei John started his karate journey in 1979 in the Berg Street Dojo in Cape Town with Sensei Eric Smith and Sensei Gilbert Pierce.

After a terrible fire, the dojo was destroyed and moved to Long Street. This prompted Sensei John to move to the Claremont Dojo under the tutelage of Shihan Chris Thompson.

Sensei John also trained with the founder of our Shukokai Style, Soke Kimura, cementing his technique and passion for the long karate career that has followed. 

Sensei John is a passionate teacher who loves to share his knowledge with his students.