Multi-Discipline Traditional Budokan Dojo: Karate, Kyusho- and Jujitsu with Shihan Rob Rohrey 5th Dan
Tuesdays from 19.00-21.00 uur. Clubhouse Ammekore, Hertenweg 2, 4455 TL Nieuwdorp
Robert Rohrey started his karate career in 1970 under Sensei Johnny Malawauw 6th Dan, KBN Shotokan Netherlands. In 1971 Rob moved to South Africa where he was introduced to Budokan in 1972. He trained under Sensei Hugh Sadler, head-instructor Budokan Pietermaritzburg & Shihan Ray Ryan from the Budokan Durban honbu dojo. After receiving his Shodan in 1978 Rob returned to the Netherlands where he started with Shotokan under sensei Rade Donevic 6th Dan and sensei Klaas Otto 6th Dan KBN 1984-1996. From this training Rob received his 2nd and 3rd Dan Shotokan. Shihan Rob had the opportunity to train with some of the Grand Masters of that time; Taiji Kase, Masaru Miura, Hirokazu Kanazawa, Hiroshi Shirai and Dirk Heene, one of Sensei Kase's senior and closest students.
In 1995 he met Vince Morris during one of his seminars and joined Kissaki-Kai 1996-2006. Rob was graded 3rd and 4th Dan in Kissaki-Kai. In 2007, Shihan Rob finally meets the Doshu of Budokan, Richard Salmon and discovers his true roots. Richard Salmon 2008: "Rob you have had a wonderful karate career, with great variety, which builds both your knowledge and character. I’m impressed and know you will go on from strength to strength. I’m honoured to have you under the Budokan name. I am also proud to have been able to raise Rob Rohrey to the rank of “Godan” and give him the title of Shihan. Rob has been a Yondan for many years and has proved to be a “loyal” practitioner of the True Art of Karate for nearly 40 years as he has been training in different Systems, although our Budokan has always been his foundation." Budokan recognise and acknowledge Rob's history with respect and invited Rob to rejoin Budokan in 2020.
The story of Budokan by Dojo
Budokan actually means House of Martial Ways and is a single and multi-discipline Traditional Japanese Budo organisation. Founded in South Africa in 1960, the organisation spread to other parts of the country and to other countries of the world. Budokan has a history that goes back more than 60 years. Kindly visit budokanworld.com
Budokan is a longstanding member of
DAI NIPPON BUTOKU KAI (DNBK) in Kyoto Japan. Kindly visit www.dnbk.org