After a recent bout of risky and dangerous confrontations on campus and in town, a free self-defence seminar was held in the Hangar on Sunday, May 15, 2016. The seminar was hosted by The Rhodes Karate Club in association with the Rhodes Taekwon-do Club and was open to the public. Participants were instructed on various ways in which they could protect themselves with self-defence techniques should the need arise.
Photographs by Bronwyn Pretorius
Kuhle Yose and Chwayita Yose engage in the various actions used for self-defence.
Karate Instructors Sensei Maureen de Jager and Sensei Gary Grapentin demonstrate another self-defence movement.
Instructor Sensei Maureen de Jager assists Rosie Whitefield and Zoë Grobler with a self-defence action.
Tapiwa Chindeka and Mimmy Hlabangana take turns as to who the attacker and the victim is as they practise their movements.
Karate Instructors Sensei Alan Kirkaldy and Sensei Gary Grapentin demonstrate yet another essential self-defence technique to the class.
Taekwon-do members Benjamin Miller and Rory Boon are familiar with the various self-defence techniques.
Manyana Senona protects herself against her fictitious attacker, Head Taekwon-do instructor Sebby Kankodi.
Erica Da Silva and Onalenna Motlhaping practice the skills they have learned.
Sanele Windvoel and TK Kudzingana practice a self-defence technique which uses their arms and legs to attack.
Karate Instructor Sensei Gary Grapentin pretends to kick karate member, Lutho Singata in another self-defence movement.
Rosie Whitefield practises her kicking skills.
Manyana Senona applies what she has learned about kicking as a defence mechanism with Head Taekwon-do instructor Sebby Kankodi.
Tapiwa Chindeka and Mimmy Hlabangana pretend to defend themselves against potential oncoming attackers.
The self-defence class observe and follow the numerous self-defence exercises.