Mauro Pereira - KZN Sensei
Mauro Sensei started his Martial Arts career in 1987 after watching a karate demonstration at his Primary School. He has been training ever since and after studying electronic engineering decided to stop repairing electronic devices and turn his attention to working with people. After having taught Martial Arts as a part time instructor, Mauro Sensei turned his hobby, into his career and became a full time professional Martial Arts instructor in 1998.
Mauro Sensei has trained in many systems in order to get a deeper knowledge into the Martial Arts. Although Mauro Sensei's home and passion has always been in classical karate, he has studied Judo, Qi Gong, T'ai Chi Ch'uan, Kobudo (Okinawan Traditional Weapons) and various healing arts such as Tibetan reflexology, Massage, Shiatsu and Spinal Tuning. This knowledge gives Mauro Sensei the ability to better understand and impart the classical arts which he teaches.
Sensei has trained with many local and international teachers. In 2004 Mauro Sensei had the great honour of being inducted into the South African Martial Arts Hall of Fame.
Mauro Sensei is currently a 4th degree black belt in classical Okinawan Goju Ryu Karate and is the Provincial KZN Director of an International organisation called Karate Do International Renmei. The head of this system is Dr. Rony Kluger, a world renowned Martial Arts teacher. Mauro Sensei is a direct student of Dr. Rony Kluger.