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Che Jagger

Owner and Instructor at Goju Ryu Karate Centre

  • 5th Dan Black Belt ratified by OGKK

  • Affiliated to OGKK (Okinawa Goju-Ryu Karatedo Kyokai)

  • Shibu licence holder for OGKK

  • Bachelor of Physical Education (University of Witwatersrand)

  • Level 3 First aid 


Che has been a student, competitor, in-house deshi, coach, sempai (big brother/mentor) and sensei in the Goju Ryu Karate Centre since 1999. He started in this dojo under Paul Andre Sensei and received his Shodan-ho at 14 under Aubrey Pieterse Sensei. His current instructors are Sensei Lillian and Sensei Elias, who are the Shibo-cho instructors for Africa OGKK, and who train under Hanshi Kikugawa, based in Naha, Okinawa. 

Over his nearly forty years of training, Che has been fortunate to train with many great teachers, including Higaonna Morio Sensei  & Chinen Teruo Sensei.  

In his downtime, Sensei Jagger is an avid gardener, DIY fundi, reader of karate books and baker of bread (especially rye bread!)


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Zoe Jagger-Hinis

Dojo Administrator and Instructor

  • 3rd dan (ratified by OGKK)

  • Level 3 first aid 

  • Completed Uchi-deshi course

  • Member of OGKK

  • BA Hons (Rhodes University)

  • Nisaa Counselling Course for Survivors of Rape and Abuse Certificate

  • Talk to me': Improving mental health and suicide prevention in young adults course by Curtin University, completed 2022


Zoe has been studying martial arts since the age of 11, when she began with Judo. She discovered Goju Ryu in her first week at university in 2006, and has been training in the style ever since. She has also studied Aikido for six years. 

After fleeing the advertising world to become a deshi (in-house student), Zoe has completed her three-year instructor's course and is licenced to teach by OGKK Gauteng. She handles all dojo admin, from accounts to events to merchandise, as well teaching classes. 


When not training, teaching, or mothering, she runs  bakes delicious (and lopsided) cakes and reads all sorts of books. She writes about karate and martial arts in general at her website:

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