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Shihan Skosana

Humphrey Skosana
SHIHAN HUMPHREY SKOSANA
President and Chief Instructor
NGKKI- South Africa: 5th Dan

Shihan Humphrey Skosana started Goju Ryu Karate in 1979 under Sensei Sydney Zwane and Cecil Mokoena and later he continued his training and attended seminars in

IKGA (Goju-Kai) under the following instructors, Sensei Jan Nienaber, Shihan Pikkas Windell, Shihan Peter Brandon, Shihan Goshi Yamaguchi,

Seiwa-Kai under Shihan Rudi Strydom, Ben Mare, Leo Lipinski and Hanshi Shuji Tasaki and

Kuyu-kai under Saiko-Shihan Osamu Hirano and Shihan Seiji Teramura.

Shihan Humphrey has achieved the following:

  • 1984- Graded Shodan - IKGA under Shihan Pikkas Windell
  • 1987- Team member IKGA European tour and seminar under Shihan Goshi Yamaguchi (Switzerland and Italy)
  • 1987- Graded Senior Shodan-IKGA under Pakkas Windell
  • 1988- Graded Nidan - IKGA under Shihan Peter Brandon
  • 1990- Founder member of Seiwa-Kai
  • 1993- Graded Sandan - Seiwa-Kai under Shihan Leo Lipinski and Rudi Strydom
  • 1996- Graded Yondan - Seiwa-Kai under Shihan Ben Mare
  • 2003-Graded Godan - Seiwa-Kai under Shihan Leo Lipinski and Ben Mare
  • 2005- Team member S.A. Correctional Services, World Police and Fire Games, Quebec, Canada
  • 2007- Team member S.A. Correctional Services, World Police and Fire Games, Adelaide, Australia and bronze medallist kumite
  • 2007- Godan confirmed Kuyu-Kai, by Saiko-Shihan Hirano
  • 2008-International Goju Karate Championship, Soumagne, Belgium, 3rd place both kata and kumite
  • 2008 AGKF- Senior Black Belt-Grand Champion
  • 2009 5th Hirano Cup -World Kuyu-Kai Championship, Wakayama, Japan: World Champion Masters Kumite & 3rd Place Kata   
  • 2009 World Police and Fire Games, Vancouver, Canada: Correctional Services Team South Africa Captain,   2nd Place- Masters Kumite, 3rd Place Senior Mans Kata, 3rd Place Team Kumite & Unison Kata      

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Shihan Humphrey Skosana's Kuyu kai Karate South Africa teaches the traditional Goju-ryu karate of Osamu Hirano (Saiko Shihan) of Japan.