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About Us

VISION
We strive to become a Karate School of a premium nature in South Africa

MISSION
• Provide the highest quality of instruction possible to all students
• Provide a top quality facility and desirable environment for all students to train in
• Provide opportunity for all students to participate in only the highest quality events
• Ensure that all students grow and develop to the best of their abilities under our instruction
• Continiously strive to improve the standard of Karate instruction given at Dojo's
• Uplift Karate as a whole in South Africa

Chief Instructor / Owner

(Ashleigh Barker (2nd Dan

Bushido Karate South Africa is owned by Ashleigh Barker who has been training Karate for many years and comes with a wealth of knowledge and experience and is extremely passionate about her Karate

Ashleigh Barker started Karate at the age of 5 and trained under both Sensei Heidi & Sensei Keith Hoffeldt at KeiHei Karate at Lorraine Primary School. She then joined Sensei Tony Williams's Club and later moved to Bushido for the remainder of her Karate career before taking over BUSHIDO KARATE – School of Excellence from Alsion McLaren. She has been teaching Karate for many years and had won many provincial and national titles in both Kata & Kumite. She has represented both her province and country on many occasions. She has a great passion for her Karate and especially Female Karate in the region and throughout the country

Assitant Dojo Instructor

(Zac Setzkorn (1st Dan

Zac Setzkorn started Karate at the age of 5 and trained under both Sensei Ashleigh Hoffeldt at Keihei Karate at Lorraine Primary School. He then followed Sensei Ashleigh Barker to Sensei Tony Williams and then later moved to Bushido Karate with Sensei Ashleigh Barker to train under Sensei Brent and Sensei Alison and still trains at Bushido under Sensei Ashleigh Barker

He has been teaching Karate for many years and had won many provincial and national titles in both Kata & Kumite. He has represented both his province and country on many occasions. He has a great passion for his Karate and is a bubbly happy person, which brings a great sense on joy to the dojo