Karin Prinsloo – Karate Blog

6th Dan Japanese Karate Association – A Instructor B Examiner B Judge – Australia Karate Federation Accredited Coach – AKF State Level Referee

About Karin Prinsloo

    Karin Prinsloo (6th Dan)

    Style Organization: Japanese Karate Association

    All Styles Body: World Karate Federation (WKF)

    Top Achievement: World Games Gold Medal ladies kumite under 60kg, 18 August 2001, Akita, Japan

    Karate Career

      Female World Cup, 1999, St Maxine, France
      Gold medal ladies kumite under 60kg

      Commonwealth Karate Championships, Edinburgh, Scotland, 31 May – 1 June 2008.
      Bronze Medal individual ladies kumite under 60kg
      Silver Medal ladies team kumite (3 members)

      Other Major Achievements:

      13 – 25 Sept 1995, Harare, Zimbabwe:

        • Silver medal ladies kata

      10 – 19 Sept 1999, Johannesburg, South Africa:

        • Gold medal ladies individual kumite under 60kg
        • Gold medal ladies team kata (3 member)
        • Bronze Medal ladies individual kata

      5 – 17 October 2003, Abuja, Nigeria:

        • Silver medal ladies individual kata
        • Silver medal ladies under 60kg kumite
        • Silver medal ladies team kumite (3 member)
        • Gold medal ladies open kumite

      Represented South Africa at the following WKF World Championships

      1994: Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
      1996: Sun City, South Africa
      1998: Munich, Germany
      2002: Madrid, Spain


      Represented South Africa JKA at the following JKA International Events

      • The 4th Shoto Cup, 1992, Tokyo, Japan: Ladies Open Kata, last 8 competitors. 
      • The 5th Shoto Cup, 1994, Philadelphia, USA.
      • The 7th Shoto Cup, 1998, Paris, France: Ladies Individual kata, Bronze Medal
      • The 9th Shoto Cup, 23 & 24 Sept 2004, Tokyo, Japan: Silver Medal Team kumite (3 members), Bronze Medal Team kata (3 members)
      • 10th Funakoshi Gichin Cup World Karate-do Championship, 19, 20 Aug 2006, Sydney, Australia: Silver Medal Team kata (3 members), Bronze Medal Team kumite (3 members)

      Part of National Coaching staff for Team South Africa:

      Commonwealth Karate Championships, 16-17 October 2009, Johannesburg, South Africa.
      14th WKF Africa Seniors Karate Championships (UFAK), 1 – 8 August 2010, Cape Town, South Africa
      Continental Achievements 1st JKA Africa Championships, 26 September 2015, Johannesburg, South Africa.
      Main Judge and Ring Controller All African Games.

      Japanese Karate Association Graded 6th Dan. 

      Graded 25 October 2008, Johannesburg, South Africa. Graded by Tanaka Sensei and Stan Schmidt Sensei.

      Japanese Grade. 24 September 2015, Johannesburg, South Africa:

      • Judge: Level C
      • Examiner: Level D
      • Instructor: Level C

      National Achievements SA JKA female open kata champion 12 times and open kumite champion 7 times, between 1991 and 2008. South African All Styles Karate Team 1991 – 2008

      Ranked number one in open kata and kumite under 60kgs more than 10 times in that period.
      Karate Instruction and Student Achievements Member of SA JKA and practicing karate for 33 years.

      Karate Club

      Owner and head instructor of Pinetown JKA Karate since March 1996 – present (Part time). 19 Years.
      Average student count: 80
      Delivered in excess of 30 Proteas (International representation), some of which includes:
      Dylan Harris – Bronze Medal at Junior/Cadet WKF world championships Greece 2001.
      Dojo members receiving Protea Colours (Nationa Colours) in last 7 years:

      An excess of 50 students passed for various levels of Dan (black belt) grading during the last 10 years.

      Students representing SA JKA at the Funakoshi Gichin Cup World Karate-do Championships in last 9 years:
      2006, Sydney, Australia