Early Birds

Welcome to JKA SA Early Birds for all those serious about their karate, martial arts and good health.

Early Birds

The official classes are held on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday at JKA SA HQ, 88 Main Road, Blue Hills, Midrand
Classes commence at 5.30am to 6.30am.

All classes are taken by Dave Friend Sensei  (8th dan), the last of the original legendary Stan Schmidt Early Birds in South Africa.

The cost of tuition is R450.00 per month.

Should you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact Dave Friend Sensei on +27827745614.

Early Birds Gallery

Early Birds Members

DaveFriend Dave Friend
Born 14 January 1946
8th Dan College of the Open Hand
7th Dan JKA
Chairman  of JKA South Africa Karate Association
Qualifications : Bachelor of Commerce and a Chartered Accountancy SA degrees
KathyShaw Kathleen Shaw
Born 21 October 1934
6th Dan JKA 21st. September 2000.
Retired Karate instructor
ShannonHendriks Shannon Hendriks
Born 6 January 1980
6th Dan College of the Open Hand
5th Dan JKA
Multiple Junior World Champion in both Kata and Kumite
Qualifications : Bachelor of Arts in Human Movement Sciences degree (better known as Biokenetics)
IanFortesque Ian Irvine-Fortescue
Born 26 June 1954
5th Dan JKA
Founder, Chairman and CEO of Reef Business Systems
Qualifications : BA Honours
RoryMunton Dr Rory Munton
Born 26 February 1969
4th Dan JKA
Qualifications : Masters Degree in Technology Chiropractic
SeanHackett Sean Hackett
Born 14 September 1987
4th Dan JKA
Sole director and member of SSH Consulting CC
Qualifications : IT Specialist
Eltone Eltone Marongere
Born 15 April 1973
4th Dan College of the Open Hand
3rd Dan JKA
Security officer
Dumisani Dumisani Ndhlovu
Born 20 October 1974
4th Dan College of the Open Han
3rd Dan JKA
Security officer
JPVanStaden Jean-Pierre van Staden
Born 28 May 1972
3rd Dan JKA
Partner and director at PricewaterhouseCoopers
Qualifications :  Chartered Accountant
AnthonyMcPhee Anthony McPhee
Born 5 July 1980
2nd Dan JKA
Sole member and Director of Pro Runner Executive Errands CC

RevStephanusHoffman The Right Reverend Dr Stephanus Hoffman
Born 6 August 1977
1st Dan JKA
Minister of the Dutch Reformed Church
Qualifications : BA, BD, MPHIL (Business Ethics), DD [UP] Post-grad.Cert.Edu [Unisa]

ChrisDuncan Chris Duncan
Born 25 November 1970
1st Dan JKA
Founding member and director of The Courier Link CC

Everest Everisto Chidakwa
Born 24 October 1972
1st Kyu
Qualifications : Bed Maths, Dip Ed, Personal Trainer
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