OKINAWA GOJU RYU KARATE DO KYOKAI
WELCOME TO INTERNATIONAL
MARTIAL ARTS ACADEMY

whether you are old or young,
experienced or a newbie, we have
a place for everyone.

OKINAWA GOJU RYU KARATE DO KYOKAI
TRAINING IN OKINAWA GOJU
RYU KARATE DO KYOKAI

whether you are old or young,
experienced or a newbie, we have
a place for everyone.

OKINAWA GOJU RYU KARATE DO KYOKAI
TRAINING IN KICKBOXING
& SELF-DEFENCE

whether you are old or young,
experienced or a newbie, we have
a place for everyone.

OKINAWA GOJU RYU KARATE DO KYOKAI
TRAINING IN
MATAYOSHI KOBUDO

whether you are old or young,
experienced or a newbie, we have
a place for everyone.

OKINAWA GOJU RYU KARATE DO KYOKAI
TOURNAMENT
TRAINING

whether you are old or young,
experienced or a newbie, we have
a place for everyone.

OKINAWA GOJU RYU KARATE DO KYOKAI
BUILDING STRONGER
MINDS & BODIES SINCE 2019

whether you are old or young,
experienced or a newbie, we have
a place for everyone.

OKINAWA GOJU RYU KARATE DO KYOKAI
EMPOWERING GIRLS
IN SPORT

whether you are old or young,
experienced or a newbie, we have
a place for everyone.

OKINAWA GOJU RYU KARATE DO KYOKAI
THE JOY OF TRANSFORMATION,
INSIDE AND OUT

whether you are old or young,
experienced or a newbie, we have
a place for everyone.

OKINAWA GOJU RYU KARATE DO KYOKAI
OUR FRIENDLY HEAD
INSTRUCTORS

whether you are old or young,
experienced or a newbie, we have
a place for everyone.

OKINAWA GOJU RYU KARATE DO KYOKAI
WELCOME TO INTERNATIONAL
MARTIAL ARTS ACADEMY

whether you are old or young,
experienced or a newbie, we have
a place for everyone.

OKINAWA GOJU RYU KARATE DO KYOKAI
TRAINING IN OKINAWA GOJU
RYU KARATE DO KYOKAI

whether you are old or young,
experienced or a newbie, we have
a place for everyone.

OKINAWA GOJU RYU KARATE DO KYOKAI
TRAINING IN KICKBOXING
& SELF-DEFENCE

whether you are old or young,
experienced or a newbie, we have
a place for everyone.

OKINAWA GOJU RYU KARATE DO KYOKAI
TRAINING IN
MATAYOSHI KOBUDO

whether you are old or young,
experienced or a newbie, we have
a place for everyone.

OKINAWA GOJU RYU KARATE DO KYOKAI
TOURNAMENT
TRAINING

whether you are old or young,
experienced or a newbie, we have
a place for everyone.

OKINAWA GOJU RYU KARATE DO KYOKAI
BUILDING STRONGER
MINDS & BODIES SINCE 2019

whether you are old or young,
experienced or a newbie, we have
a place for everyone.

OKINAWA GOJU RYU KARATE DO KYOKAI
EMPOWERING GIRLS
IN SPORT

whether you are old or young,
experienced or a newbie, we have
a place for everyone.

OKINAWA GOJU RYU KARATE DO KYOKAI
THE JOY OF TRANSFORMATION,
INSIDE AND OUT

whether you are old or young,
experienced or a newbie, we have
a place for everyone.

OKINAWA GOJU RYU KARATE DO KYOKAI
OUR FRIENDLY HEAD
INSTRUCTORS

whether you are old or young,
experienced or a newbie, we have
a place for everyone.

CONTACT US

INFO@IMAA.CO.ZA

BRACKENFELL - CAPE TOWN

SOUTH AFRICA

CLASS TIMES

WEEK NIGHTS: 6PM – 9PM

WHY CHOOSE INTERNATIONAL MARTIAL ARTS ACADEMY (IMAA)

Are you ready to experience the thrill of authentic martial arts training like never before? Look no further than our Brackenfell Martial Arts School!

unleash your potential at Brackenfell Martial Arts School

UNLEASH YOUR POTENTIAL

At IMAA, we offer more than just Karate. Our dynamic instructors are masters in Goju-Ryu Karate, Kobudo, Kickboxing, and Self-Defence. With our dojo being registered with Okinawa Goju-Ryu Karate do Kyokai (OGKK), you can trust in the authenticity and certifications of our training programs. When it comes to selecting a martial arts Dojo, legitimacy and expertise are paramount – and with IMAA, you’re in expert hands.

Join the martial arts family at Brackenfell Martial Arts School

JOIN OUR MARTIAL ARTS FAMILY

We’ve crafted the International Martial Arts Academy (also known as Brackenfell Martial Arts Academy) with a singular mission: to provide authentic martial arts instruction delivered by highly qualified and experienced instructors. Our dojo is not just a place to train; it’s a testament to our unwavering passion for martial arts.

Experience Authenticity at the Brackenfell Martial Arts School

EXPERIENCE AUTHENTICITY

Step into our dojo and immerse yourself in the rich tradition of authentic martial arts, directly linked to the heritage of Okinawa. Learn the art of Okinawa Goju-Ryu Karate do Kyokai (OGKK) and Matayoshi Kobudo with unparalleled expertise and guidance.

Recognition and achievement at the Brackenfell Martial Arts School

RECOGNITION AND ACHIEVEMENT

Every grade, medal, and accomplishment earned at IMAA is not only recognized in South Africa but also on an international level. When you achieve your coveted Black Belt, your certificate is issued by the prestigious South African Honbu Dojo, along with an official certificate from Okinawa itself.

Real Training, Real Results at Brackenfell Martial Arts School

REAL TRAINING, REAL RESULTS

IMAA isn’t just about teaching martial arts – it’s about transforming lives. Join our DefenseLab Kickboxing classes and discover a new level of fitness, fighting skills, and self-defense. No matter your discipline, our classes will push you to become the best version of yourself.

100% Safe at Brackenfell Martial Arts School

SAFEGUARDING

Safeguarding in sport is a global imperative, tackling the risk of exploiting the coach-athlete bond. Guided by the 2017 Kazan Action Plan, South Africa, through SASCOC, established its Safeguarding Policy in 2019. At the International Martial Arts Academy, we rigorously adhere to three crucial criteria: Safeguarding Policies, clearance for those working with vulnerable athletes and students. This commitment aims to shield athletes, minimize legal risks, and safeguard our reputation. Proudly, our dojo declares 100% SAFEGUARDING COMPLIANCE, ensuring a safe and secure environment for all. Click here to read our policy.

OUR PROGRAMS

KARATE

Authentic Okinawa Goju-Ryu Karate do Kyokai
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DEFENCELAB

Self-protection combat kickboxing and groundwork system
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KOBUDO

Ancient Okinawan Weaponry
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TOURNOLAB

Elevate your sport karate skills with expert coaching and cutting-edge techniques
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BODYLAB

Transform and thrive through expert-led nutrition and training
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SHELAB

Empowering Girls in Sport
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BRACKENFELL MARTIAL ARTS SCHOOL INSTRUCTORS

Nicolette Morrison-Hagen

DOJO MANAGER & INSTRUCTOR

Monique Morrison-Hagen

HEAD INSTRUCTOR

Monique Morrison-Hagen

HEAD INSTRUCTOR

Nicolette Morrison-Hagen

DOJO MANAGER & INSTRUCTOR

OUR RICH HISTORY

2019

ESTABLISHED

8

INSTRUCTORS

16

BLACK BELTS

3

NATIONAL PROTEA TEAM MEMBERS

18

WORLD GOJU-RYU TEAM MEMBERS

11

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP MEDALS

69

NATIONAL CHAMPIONS

100%

SAFEGUARDING COMPLIANCE

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FAQ’s

DO I HAVE TO BE IN SHAPE TO GET STARTED?

Not at all. You’ll find that our classes for beginners are the perfect way to build up your overall fitness level regardless of your physical condition. Good luck!

CAN I COME AND WATCH A CLASS?

When you come and visit our Brackenfell Martial Arts School, you are welcome to watch a class, although we would prefer if you give it a try. You will enjoy the experience and you have nothing to lose, except for a few calories.

AM I TOO OLD TO START MARTIAL ARTS TRAINING?

Nobody is ever to old to start martial arts. It s a proven fact that Karate as well as Kobudo is practised well in to old age. In fact, the more you train, the longer you will live due to the amazing health benefits and other positive life changes that martial arts promote. The oldest member of our Honbu dojo in Cape Town has just turned 80 and he shows no signs that it might be time to put down his gloves. Due to the depth of especially Karate and Kobudo, there is also more than enough to learn for the next 50 years of your life and that is not me just exaggerating, it’s the simple proven, time-tested truth. Nope, that does not mean it is to difficult for you, it only means there is SO much fun and effective things to learn.

WILL I GET HURT DURING THE TRAINING?

In any sport or martial art there is always risk of injury. As mentioned above, it is your responsibility to inform us of any existing condition or injury. At the Brackenfell Martial Arts School Dojo the highest priority is safety first. That is why, in each class great care is taken to warm up your body with specific warmup exercises and cool down stretching. When we do partner work and sparring (irikumi, randori and kumite) contact is controlled. We will teach you how to guage correct distance, timing, speed and power so that you or the person you are practising with will not get hurt. You will also not be asked to do a flying kick in your first or even 110th class!

WHEN I JOIN, HOW MANY TIMES A WEEK SHOULD I ATTEND CLASS?

Two lessons per week.

WHAT ARE YOUR RATES?

We offer different payment packages from once-off payments, quarterly payments to monthly payments, depending on your budget.

HOW MUCH TIME IS NEEDED TO LEARN MARTIAL ARTS?

Martial arts is a lifelong journey. That being said, basic skills can be accomplished within one hour.

WILL MY CHILD AND I BE SAFE IN THE DOJO?

Yes, your child will be safe at our Brackenfell Martial Arts School. We are graded as a 100% safe institute by The Guardian as appointed by the official, authoritative South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC).

FAQ’s

DO I HAVE TO BE IN SHAPE TO GET STARTED?

Not at all. You’ll find that our classes for beginners are the perfect way to build up your overall fitness level regardless of your physical condition. Good luck!

CAN I COME AND WATCH A CLASS?

When you come and visit our Brackenfell Martial Arts School, you are welcome to watch a class, although we would prefer if you give it a try. You will enjoy the experience and you have nothing to lose, except for a few calories.

AM I TOO OLD TO START MARTIAL ARTS TRAINING?

Nobody is ever to old to start martial arts. It s a proven fact that Karate as well as Kobudo is practised well in to old age. In fact, the more you train, the longer you will live due to the amazing health benefits and other positive life changes that martial arts promote. The oldest member of our Honbu dojo in Cape Town has just turned 80 and he shows no signs that it might be time to put down his gloves. Due to the depth of especially Karate and Kobudo, there is also more than enough to learn for the next 50 years of your life and that is not me just exaggerating, it’s the simple proven, time-tested truth. Nope, that does not mean it is to difficult for you, it only means there is SO much fun and effective things to learn.

WILL I GET HURT DURING THE TRAINING?

In any sport or martial art there is always risk of injury. As mentioned above, it is your responsibility to inform us of any existing condition or injury. At the Brackenfell Martial Arts School Dojo the highest priority is safety first. That is why, in each class great care is taken to warm up your body with specific warmup exercises and cool down stretching. When we do partner work and sparring (irikumi, randori and kumite) contact is controlled. We will teach you how to guage correct distance, timing, speed and power so that you or the person you are practising with will not get hurt. You will also not be asked to do a flying kick in your first or even 110th class!

WHEN I JOIN, HOW MANY TIMES A WEEK SHOULD I ATTEND CLASS?

Two lessons per week.

WHAT ARE YOUR RATES?

We offer different payment packages from once-off payments, quarterly payments to monthly payments, depending on your budget.

HOW MUCH TIME IS NEEDED TO LEARN MARTIAL ARTS?

Martial arts is a lifelong journey. That being said, basic skills can be accomplished within one hour.

WILL MY CHILD AND I BE SAFE IN THE DOJO?

Yes, your child will be safe at our Brackenfell Martial Arts School. We are graded as a 100% safe institute by The Guardian as appointed by the official, authoritative South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC).

WHAT OUR MEMBERS SAY

SURPRISE YOURSELF!

LEARNING IS FUN!

LEGIT & AUTHENTIC