There are a range of other Clubs and Activities held at Rivonia Club: Karate, Art, Kendo, Latin Dance & Aikido.
Rivonia Budo Karate Academy is a traditional Shotokan karate dojo affiliated to Budo Karate International (founded by 8th Dan Malcolm Dorfman) and Karatenomichi World Federation (KWF) in Japan. Our emphasis is the practice and preservation of traditional budo karate techniques, original values and ethos while continuously evolving by fostering the development of correct, scientific and safe modern exercise technology. Our core value is Shojiki (integrity). With the guidance of Budo Karate International Chief Instructor and Karatenomichi World Federation Assistant Chief Instructor Malcolm Dorfman, Rivonia Budo Karate Academy believes a true karate-ka is a holistic being and aims to maximise the physical,
About Kyudo: Kyudo is the traditional Japanese practice that uses the act of shooting the Japanese bow for the cultivation of the person and the development of physical and mental well being. It is now a worldwide practice that has both cultural and sporting aspects. Kyudo places greater emphasis on the beauty of form, with accuracy being seen as an expression of correct shooting rather than “hitting for hitting sake”
There is no combat in Kyudo and physical strength is not too much of a factor allowing anybody to study Kyudo.
RIVONIA KENDO DOJO:
The Rivonia Kendo Dojo is an South African Kendo Federation (9SAKF) affiliated club that aims at the promotion and development of Kendo in South Africa and the fostering of mutual trust, friendship and respect amongst its members through rigorous Kendo training.
The club also has the first Kendo Kids club that is aimed at developing kendo amongst children and teenagers between the ages of 8 and 17 years old.
Kendo Kids Time are: Mondays and Wednesdays: 5:15pm to 6pm
Adult training Times are: Mondays and Wednesdays: 6pm to 7:30pm
Are you looking to get into shape, benefit from the focus, self-discipline and life skills gained from martial arts training, or learn to protect yourself? Aikido can help you achieve your goals!
We specialize in effective martial arts “empty hand” techniques, which do not require physical strength to perform, as well as weapons training, providing you with the all-round martial arts instruction that you need – no matter your body shape or size! Whether you are young or old, male or female, Aikido can change your life.
The dojo is run by instructor Christian Pacella Sensei, Aikikai 4th dan, who is passionate about Aikido and it’s development in South Africa.
Our practice times are as follows:
- Wednesdays: 19h30 – 21h00 (Rivonia Recreation Club, Sandton)
- Saturdays: 08h00 – 09h00 (Kingfisher Park, Fourways)
- Sundays: 09h30 – 11h00 (Rivonia Recreation Club, Sandton)
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Rivonia Bridge Club runs duplicate Bridge Tournaments on a Wednesday and Thursday morning from 9:15 – 12:30.
The cost is R60 for the morning including tea and snacks
They are affiliated with the South African Bridge Federation.
Wednesday is a smaller tournament and is a good place to start for aspiring bridge players
Our Thursday Tournament is graded.
There is an A and a B Section so both experienced and less experienced players are welcome.