Down Under – Part 1 – Martin Day’s Combat Karate

In August of 2014, I was fortunate enough to be asked to go to Australia by the company that I work for, to assist with a project. I was also blessed enough to be allowed to take my wife and children with me.

Since this was to be our second trip out to the land down under, in as many years, I decided that this time I would contact a martial arts club to see if I can continue training whilst out of South Africa and away from Solis Ortus, since I wanted to keep as fit as possible for my Shodan grading due in 2015.

Sensei Eugene has gracefully allowed me to do a two-part post about my experiences there relating to martial arts.

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Open Day 2015

Solis Ortus in Pretoria had its Open Day this past Saturday, 24th of January 2015 and once again, it was a great success!

We had the privilege of showcasing some our most talented students and our training and teaching techniques to current and prospective students.

We are looking forward to a lasting relationship with our new students and we, as instructors, are equally excited about sharing our knowledge with you.

Thank you to everybody that made the day a great success!

Oss!

Solis Ortus Team

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Start Karate in Pretoria

This year Solis Ortus is 37 years old…..37 years of blood, sweat, tears, many medals, more learning curves and we are still growing.

Karate is such an awesome sport because it caters for young and old, fit and unfit.  Every type of person will take something positive from this all round conditioning sport.

Benefits of doing Karate:

  1. Fostering Self-Discipline
  2. Boosting Socialization Skills
  3. Encouraging Physical Activity
  4. Learning to Set and Achieve Goals
  5. Increased Self-Esteem
  6. Instilling a Sense of Respect
  7. Encouraging Non-Violent Conflict Resolution
  8. Improving Listening Skills
  9. Developing Teamwork Skills
  10. Improvement in Other Areas of Life

Our youngest student is 4 years old….our oldest student is 70!! What is your excuse?

Year End Function 2014

On 5 December 2014 Solis Ortus had its annual year end function to present all the students with something small for all their hard work and dedication during the year.  Little did I know that I will get the biggest “award” on this evening.

My Senior students surprised me with a video dedicated to my late father and founder of Solis Ortus, Coen Oosthuizen.  I was also presented with a special cake depicting my Karate time line.  It was all very special to me and I can not ask for a better dojo.

Once again I would like to extend a sincere thank you to every student and parent for all that you do for Solis Ortus.  Without you our dojo will not be this successful.

OSS

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