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 and Gugulethu, but homes students from as far away as Fish Hoek, Hout Bay and Milnerton.
African Warriors of Light and Goju Kai Karate has recently launched a dojo at the school for teenagers. The 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. In the classes, the students are taught the power and art of traditional Japanese karate.
These teachings instil values that are 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 85 students that are registered in Japan. Of the 85, 50 students are girls which demonstrates South African young women's eagerness to change their lives. The students are undergoing mental and physical training in preparation for their upcoming yellow belt grading.