Local News: Alberton Sensei reaching new heights

Local News: Alberton Sensei reaching new heights

Sensei Laurent Gaston-Bellegarde, head instructor of the Cobras Shotokan Karate club in Alberton, was recently selected to be one of seven independent members of the International Coaches Commission as selected by the Executive Committee of the World Union of Karate-Do Federations (WUKF).

WUKF is one of the largest karate federations in the world.

Sensei Laurent has 25 years of teaching experience and has earned a 6th Dan Black Belt. He also obtained 9 World Championship medals and has extensive experience in International Coaching, from 8 different Junior and Senior World Championship events.

Sensei Laurent is extremely proud of this selection and he is looking forward to adding his positive contribution to the WUKF Coaches commission.

Sensei Laurent with his son Sensei Nicholas Gaston-Bellegarde (Senior Instructor) and 2 assistant instructors Sensei Andrea Tiedt and Sensei Vuyelwa Qayiso.

The Cobras Shotokan karate club, established in Alberton in 1996, under the leadership of these instructors continues to go from strength to strength.

Operating under strict COVID-19 protocols, the club is back to training and now operating from their new venue, ASCOT MEWS, 19 Heidelberg Ave, Newmarket AH, Alberton.

The club looks forward to continuing with their high standards of karate and to welcoming any new members, from 5 years and older.

The Cobras Shotokan Karate club train on Monday & Wednesday evenings 17:30 – 18:30 (Beginner classes) and 18:30-19:30 (Advanced Classes).

For more information, please contact Sensei Laurent 082 494 2704 or Sensei Nicholas 082 302 8637.

Alternatively visit their website here.




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