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Che Jagger

Owner and Instructor at Goju Ryu Karate Centre

  • 5th Dan Black Belt ratified by OGKK

  • Affiliated to AGKF (Africa Goju Karate Federation) and KSA (Karate South Africa)

  • Shibu licence holder for OGKK

  • Protea competitor (2006-2010) and national Goju Ryu team coach

  • 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.  Along the way he has been fortunate to train under 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!)


Zoe Hinis

Dojo Administrator and assistant instructor

  • 2nd dan 

  • 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


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 as assisting on the mat. 


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: http://zoehinis.com


Monday to Thursday: 16h15 - 20h00

Saturdays: 08h00-11h30

Sundays & public holidays: Closed

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Zoe Hinis

Cell:  083 263 6134


480 Ontdekkers Road
Florida Hills, Johannesburg