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HDKI Mauritius - Grand Baie Dojo

In 2016, Sensei Vince van der Venter relocated to Mauritius from South Africa and opened Grand Baie Dojo. Although only 4 years old, the dojo has grown to approximately 80 members strong.

Sensei Vince started his karate journey at SAJKA (South Africa) in 1973 under the renowned and respected Sensei's Stan Schmidt and Norman Robinson, receiving his Shodan in 1978. The 80's and 90' saw learning and sharing from other styles as well as some training in Judo. Being a sport school teacher, the value and importance of teaching karate to young children was identified and much work was done to develop this.

In 2002, he returned to new era SAJKA under Sensei Johan La Grange who took over from Stan Schmidt. Further gradings, national titles, assistant junior WKC coach for Kata at the 2004/2006 world championships, 3rd placing in Veterans Kata at the 2004 JSKA world championships and 4th placing at the recent Africa Cup in 2018 for Mauritius, are special highlights.

Grand Baie strives to teach traditional Shotokan karate, placing emphasis on solid foundation basics, the core values of the Dojo Kun, promote and foster an environment for friendship and sharing. The Dojo door is always open.