Thandokhulu High School
Thandokhulu High School was established in Khayelitsha in 1990 and the school had no buildings or facilities of its own. The school serves the socio-economically-challenged communities of Khayelitsha, Langa, Gugulethu, Nyanga, Cross Roads and Delft.
African Warriors of Light and Goju Kai Karate has recently launched a dojo at the school for teenagers. Hosting 32 tenacious students, Thandokhulu dojo intends to empower our youth and spark hope and aspiration into their lives.
Every week, twice a week, Frank Brandon Shihan and other Sensei's travel down the road from the Hombu Dojo to the school. The students are taught the power and art of traditional Japanese karate in the classes.
These teachings instil values carried with them in everyday life: discipline, respect and honour. The depth of these teachings is unfathomable. It sparks a light; a belief in themselves. Although the Thandkhulu dojo intends to breed karate world champions, it first strives to create powerful, independent and honourable people.
The Thandokhulu dojo homes 32 students that are registered in Japan. Of the 32, 16 of the students are girls which demonstrates South African young women's eagerness to change their lives. The students have undergone mental and physical training that equipped them all to successfully grade to their yellow belt.