Brackenfell Shotokan Karate Academy Dojo
Brackenfell Shotokan Karate Academy Dojo provides a safe and comfortable setting conducive to learning with qualified and caring instructors.
It is also centrally situated and close to the Brackenfell Primary School. Our dojo is well-equipped, and everything you need is provided. We train in Shop 6, Arauna Shopping Centre, 10 Handels Road, Arauna, Brackenfell, Western Cape
Mondays & Wednesdays:
- Junior beginners: White belt level 1 & white belt level 2: 17:00 – 17:40
- White belt level 3 & junior yellow belt: 17:45 – 18:25
- Juniors: Yellow belt and higher: 18:30 – 19:20
- Seniors (age 15 and older): 19:30 – 20:30
- Fridays: Karate classes as per calendar
- Saturday: Karate classes as per calendar
Fridays: C.O.B.R.A Self-Defense: 19:00 – 21:00 (10 week courses as per calendar)
Saturdays: C.O.B.R.A Self-Defense: 09:00 – 14:00 (one day survival courses for adults, teens, children and bully resistance courses as per calendar)
BSKAD Head Instructor
Jarques (JP) Müller started his karate training in 1982. He also cross trained in other disciplines including Goju-Ryu Karate, Judo, Kung Fu, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Amateur Wrestling and Boxing whilst maintaining his passion for Shotokan Karate. During his school years he participated in rugby (1st team), provincial athletics, cross-country, cricket and tennis. He was also part of his school’s senior drill battalion which competed provincially on numerous occasions. In karate, JP participated in various competitions and was four times Northern Free State karate champion in his respective kumite category. This resulted in him achieving full school honours as well as Northern Free State Provincial Colours.
In 1989 JP joined the South African Police Force and represented them in boxing, rugby and athletics. JP completed ten years of active service attaining the rank of detective warrant officer.
Due to working abroad for a number of years in the oil and gas industry, JP was forced to take a sabbatical from karate. On his return, he resumed his karate training, and in 2015 he was graded to Shodan (1st dan black belt) with Nidan (2nd dan black belt) following in 2017. In 2016 he established the Brackenfell Shotokan Karate Academy and resumed his competition career. Since then JP has enjoyed considerable success in the veteran men’s black belt kata and kumite categories, with the highlight being a bronze medal in the Veteran Men’s Open Kumite category at the 2018 WUKF World Championships in Dundee, Scotland. In addition to attending seminars with notable South African instructors, JP has also had the privilege of training with Kwiecinski Sensei and George Best Sensei.
JP has completed the internationally recognised C.O.B.R.A Self-Defense System and is a registered C.O.B.R.A. International Self-Defense Instructor. In 2018 he also completed the CrossFit Level 1 training course and the Martial Arts Teacher Association Certified Instructors Course.
JP is committed to developing Brackenfell Shotokan Karate Academy into the best dojo in his area, and strives towards being a positive mentor to his students. He advocates that karate equips students with essential life skills and a strong work ethic, and believes that karate has played a major role in developing his character, focus, willingness, determination, attitude and self-discipline.
Today JP fulfils a senior management position for a locally-based South African company. In his spare time he competes in Practical Shooting (IPSC & IDPA) in the handgun division. He also enjoys golf, hunting and fishing. He is married to Amelia and they have two beautiful daughters Ingè and Anjè. He believes a family foundation must be built on religion, education and sport.