Goju Ryu Karate Gansbaai

Karate Classes - Self Defence Training

Goju Ryu Karate Gansbaai is a local karate club offering karate classes and self-defence training for children and adults of all ages and levels of experience. Sensei Yusuf Meyer wears his Shodan with pride and follows the Goju Ryu’s Dojo Kun closely in his small manageable karate classes. Goju Ryu Karate Gansbaai is the perfect fitness platform and also assists in alleviating chest problems, helps calm children with ADHD and Autism, learning disabilities, and encourages mindfulness and self confidence. Sensei Yusuf also offers a highly beneficial self-defence training class which is held at the Dojo or at the venue of your choice. Goju Ryu Karate Gansbaai has a deep sense of community and not only empowers the children of Gansbaai with karate skills but travels to Pearly Beach once a week, where he hosts a free class. Events and camps are held bi-annually and are perfect for school trips and team building.

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Yusuf Meyer began his martial arts training in 1998 and after 22 years of dedicated practice, received his black belt (Shodan) for Karate in 2005.

Goju Ryu Karate Gansbaai’s philosophy is based on the Japanese martial arts statement of principles, known as Dōjō Kun.  

Goju Ryu’s Dōjō Kun

  • Be courteous and humble
  • Cultivate a peaceful mind
  • Be patient and understanding at all times
  • Strive hard to be a better person
  • Cultivate spiritual and physical development together
  • Apply the principles of Goju Ryu Shobukan in your daily life
Karate Classes

Karate Classes

Goju Ryu Karate Gansbaai offers karate classes that aim to teach you new moves every day in a thorough easy-to-learn, ‘step-by-step’ way.


  • R250 per month per student


  • Mondays from 16:00 until 18:30 (Omgee Saal, Gansbaai) 
  • Tuesdays from 16:00 until 17:00 (Pearly Beach Community Hall)
  • Wednesdays from 16:00 until 18:00 (Omgee Saal, Gansbaai)
  • Thursdays from 16:00 until 17:00 (Masakhane)
  • Saturdays from 12 Noon until 14:00  (Omgee Saal, Gansbaai) 
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Adult Karate Classes

Adult Karate Classes

Goju Ryu Karate Gansbaai offers twice-weekly ‘adults-only’ karate classes.



  • R450 per month per student


  • Mondays from 18:00 until 19:00 (Omgee Saal, Gansbaai) 
  • Thursday from 18:00 until 19:00 (Omgee Saal, Gansbaai)
Self-Defence Training

Self-Defence Training

Goju Ryu Karate Gansbaai will teach you the art of self-defence so that you can react confidently in a life-threatening situation. 


  • Training fees on request


  • Four-week course

Classes Include:

  • How to use self-defence techniques to protect yourself against a knife attack
  • What to do when somebody tries to snatch your handbag 
  • How to deal with an intruder who enters your house
  • What techniques to use to subdue your victim, no matter their size
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Private Tutoring

Private Tutoring 

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Sensei Yusuf Meyer will travel to your home and will introduce you to the Goju Ryu Karate Gansbaai experience in privacy. This one-on-one service includes his effective classes in:

  • Self-defence
  • Karate
  • Weapons training

Contact Goju Ryu Karate Gansbaai for more information about this exclusive service.

Events and Camps

Events and Camps

Goju Ryu Karate Gansbaai hosts twice-yearly ‘Gashuku’ winter and summer training camps which are perfect for:

  • Team Building Events
  • School Camps     
What to Expect:
  • Training in the mornings, afternoons and evenings
  • Sports
  • Games
  • Social fun
  • Breakfast, lunch and supper

 Contact Sensei Yusuf Meyer to arrange your event and to find out when the next Gashuku is to be held!

Community Classes

Community Classes

Nobody gets left out at Goju Ryu Karate Gansbaai and the club travels to Pearly Beach once a week. Sensei Yusuf Meyer hopes to inspire his students to stay out of trouble while having fun.


  • Mahala, Free, Gratis!


  • Tuesdays at 16:00 until 17:00 (Pearly Beach Community Hall)




“This is what was needed in Gansbaai for a long time!” Malika Malan
“A fun and exciting way to keep fit.” River Thomas
“Karate is not to hit someone, nor to be defeated, it is about avoiding trouble.” Yasuhiro Konishi



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