Karin Prinsloo – Karate Blog

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

Why we bow in karate and what it means….

Why we bow in karate and what it means….

Why we bow in karate and what it means….

Karrinyup Karate – 2 Nerita Way – Stirling Karate.


Karate Bow - Karin Prinsloo - Karate BlogBowing is probably the feature of Japanese etiquette that is best known outside Japan, especially present in Japanese Martial Arts such as Karate.

Bowing is considered extremely important in Japan, so much so that, although children normally begin learning how to bow from a very young age, companies commonly provide training to their employees in how to execute bows correctly.

Basic bows are performed with the back straight and the hands at the sides (boys and men) or clasped in the lap (girls and women), and with the eyes down. Bows originate at the waist. Generally, the longer and deeper the bow, the stronger the emotion and the respect expressed.



Karin Prinsloo – Kumite Techniques – Attacking Against A “Cut off”

Karin Prinsloo – Kumite Techniques – Attacking Against A “Cut off”

Karin Prinsloo – Kumite Techniques – Attacking Against A “Cut off”

Karrinyup Karate – Stirling Karate – 2 Nerita Way – Perth


It takes good timing, courage, accuracy and speed to “cut off” an attacker with a gyaku zuki, as they are launching an attack. So, what to do when you are down on points and your opponent beats you by cutting you off with a gyaku zuki? Here are some ideas…. ‪#‎sajka‬ ‪#‎jka‬ ‪#‎kumite‬ ‪#‎karate‬‪#‎karinprinsloo‬ ‪#‎pinetownjka‬

About Karin Prinsloo

About Karin Prinsloo

Karin Prinsloo – JKA 6th Dan – Student –  Athlete – Coach

Karin Prinsloo 6th Dan JKA (Japanese Karate Association) Based in Durban South Africa.


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:Karin Prinsloo Back
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 ChampionshipsKarin Prinsloo Fists 2

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:

Karin Prinsloo Karate

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