Do you want to join our Karate classes?

We offer tuition to all levels of students ranging from beginners to advanced. Classes are divided into age and grade. Students may start karate from the age of 4 years old.

New students can attend 2 FREE Trial classes to see if they enjoy Karate. Please see Tuition Info for all the beginner class times or contact us for more information.

Palm Court Karate Centre

Palm Court Karate Centre, based in Weltevreden Park, teaches Karate to children (from four years old to scholars) and adults.


  • Our instructors are internationally recognised as are our students’ grades.
  • Locally we are affiliated to
    1. O.G.K.K Gauteng
    2. Gauteng Karate
    3. Gauteng All-Style Karate
    4. KSA (Karate South Africa)
    5. JKA (Johannesburg Karate Association)
    6. African Goju-Ryu Karate Federation

Mauritz Kotze

Assistant Instructor

Zenobia Sequeira

Angelika Voudouris

Our Dojo

The Palm Court Karate Centre was officially established in 1992 by Mario Sequeira. It is a traditional dojo solely designed for the practice of Karate. We offer the best in facilities, equipment, and the highest standard of tuition in traditional Karate-Do.

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About OGKK Gauteng

Okinawan Goju-Ryu Kyu Kai is based in Gauteng and practices traditional Okinawa Goju-Ryu Karate-Do. The young and dynamic group consists of affiliated dojos in Gauteng, South Africa.

Under the guidance of Sensei Mario Sequeira, our instructors teach hundreds of students every week. We have also produced many black belt students, several of whom have received second and third dan black belts.

We are affiliated to Okinawan Goju-Ryu KyuKai, Karate South Africa, Gauteng Karate, and African Goju-Ryu Karate Federation (AGKF).

How our gradings work

You have all seen the white outfits and the various coloured belts but if you are new to Karate, here’s a description of how it all works.


Dojo etiquette

All students must know and understand Dojo etiquette, as these are important rules for behaviour at the Palm Court Karate Dojo.


Self Defence Courses

The Self Defence courses are far less talk and a whole lot more do! That means it’s down and dirty, interactive, participative and great fun.