What we offer
Brackenfell Shotokan Karate Academy (BSKA) is a martial arts school specialising in Traditional Japanese Martial Arts offering affordable karate, fitness, and self-defense classes. Check us out with our trial karate program.
The Brackenfell Shotokan Karate Academy is affiliated to United Shotokan-Ryu (USR), training in traditional SHOTOKAN Karate.
Our Kids Martial Arts Classes in Brackenfell include age-specific training and exciting belt progressions plus C.O.B.R.A. self-defence and bully prevention strategies.
Whether you’re hoping to stay in great shape or learn effective self-defence skills, we’ve got you covered. Our Adult Martial Arts classes specialise in traditional Karate instruction AND sport Karate techniques.
Brackenfell Shotokan Karate Academy
At Brackenfell Shotokan Karate Academy, we are helping people all across our community stay active, learn effective self-defence skills, and train for both the real-world and competition settings. We teach traditional and sport karate and offer classes that are perfect for all ages and abilities. With us, you can rely on professional instruction and a dedication to your success.
And don’t forget about our fitness training! You can stay in great shape and build functional strength one step at a time.
Get to know us
Our Main Instructor
JP Müller started his karate training in 1982. During this time JP also cross-trained in other various martial/fighting arts like Gojo-Ruy, Judo, Kung Fu, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Amateur Wrestling and Boxing but his love for Shotokan Karate never died. In his schooling years, he was also a very active sportsman playing 1st team rugby, provincial athletics, cross-country, cricket, and tennis. He was also part of the senior drill battalion for 3 years competing provincially. In 1989 he joined the South African Police Force and represents the SA Police in boxing, rugby, and athletics. JP completed 10 years of active service in the SA Police as a Detective Warrant Officer. In karate, JP participated in various competitions and was 4 times the Northern Free State karate champion for kumite, therefore achieving full Honors Northern Free State Provincial Colours.
“The ultimate aim of the art of Karate lies not in victory or defeat, but in the perfection of the character of its participants”
– Gichin Funakoshi
Some Fun Facts
Current Active Students
Words of appreciation
What our clients say
My seuntjie het ‘n effense lae spiertoon gehad. Vandat hy karate doen is dit baie beter. Sensei Jp weet hoe om die kinders die nodige dissipline te leer terwyl hy dit met humor doen om dit “fun” te hou.
Taahir has gained so much self-discipline, focus, and confidence since starting in Feb. He’s participated in 2 competitions and won 2 medals. Sensei is an extraordinary teacher who gives his all to his students and has so much patience (much more than I have lol)… Definitely worthy of more than the 5-star rating Facebook allows. Thank you JP and Amelia for the role you play in my son’s life.
Self-defense, traditional Shotokan karate, sports karate, and much more. Great place for your kids and awesome environment.