NorthCliff karate academy instructors

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Mary Jamieson

3rd Dan Black belt
Karate-Do international Instructor Certification
B.A.A (Basic ambulance assistant) Netcare Traumalink
Personal Trainer Certified- ETA
Pilates Matwork- FitPro
2 years Bachelor of Education- Wits University
Sports Strength and Conditioning certified- ISSAPersonal 

Mary has not only achieved in Karate, she has a wide variety of provincial and national colours for different sporting codes. This is a product of years of the martial art influence.

Provincial Colours for:
Karate, Touch Rugby, Waterpolo, Hockey, Weightlifting
National colours for:

Karate, Touch Rugby
5th place -World JKF Championships -1996
3rd place- African Karate Championships, All styles- 2011
9th Place- Karate World championships (WKF) All styles- 2012
1st Place- Karate Zone 6 African Countries- All styles- 2009-2012


Richard McNally

I started karate as a child and I had some personal challenges. Starting karate helped me tremendously to overcome them. I stayed dedicated to karate, while studying Sound Engineering and progressed all the way to Black Belt. Currently, I have received my Second Dan Black Belt and will continue to complete my training.

MIKE Butler

I started karate in 2006 at Northcliff Karate Academy. I chose karate because my son was competing and I wanted to support him, which has turned into a love for this Martial Art. I received my first dan in 2013 and my second dan in 2019. I continue to grow and learn with Northcliff Karate Academy.

Graham Webber

I started Goju Ryu while studying at university. I took a break for a few years after I left university, then joined Northcliff Karate Academy (NKA). Through my martial arts journey I have trained in a few different styles including aikido and fanchento kung-fu, I continued with Goju Ryu because I like the culture and people that the art attracts. I find applications of my training every day, whether its keeping claim when an irate colleague is having a bad day or keeping my core stable when opening a heavy door.

Jyaden Duncan

I started karate at the age of 5 as a way of learning self-defence, through everything I learnt how to defend myself, I learnt discipline and I learnt dedication. I became a South African protea at the age of 12 when I travelled to Canada for the commonwealth games. I have both my junior and senior protea colours and have been apart of South Africa National karate team since 2012. I am a second Dan black belt which I graded to in 2021.