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Trevor Fredericks

Shihan Trevor Fredericks, born on 30 October 1963, started training in Kyokushin Karate in 1979. He met Shihan Reed Oliver in 1984 and together they started a dojo in Bonteheuvel. They joined Ashihara Karate with Brian Ebden in 1987 and a year later followed Kancho Joko Ninomiya when he formed his Enshin Karate organisation. Shihan Reed Oliver and Brian Ebden were the chief instructors of the style for South Africa at the time.

In 1996, Shihan opened a dojo at the University of the Western Cape where he acts as the coach holding the rank of Rokudan.

Reed Oliver

Shihan Reed Oliver, born on 30 October 1959, started training in Judo in 1966 and then in Kyokushin Karate with Fred van der Ross in 1970. Around 1976, he started training with Isgak Cassim and thereafter trained with Shihan Len Barnes at the Sea Point Honbu Dojo where some of the dojo students included Trevor Tockar, Kenny Uytenbogaardt, Hoosain Narker and others.

Together with Trevor Fredericks, they opened a dojo in 1985. From Kyokushin they later joined Ashihara Karate then switched to Enshin Karate with Kancho Joko Ninomiya when he formed his Enshin Karate organisation. Years later they parted ways with Kancho Ninomiya and formed their own organisation - African Enshin to focus on the development of students in Southern Africa.

He holds the rank of Rokudan.

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Cape Town Gasshuku

A Gasshuku, under the auspices of the WKO (World Kumite Organisation) was held on the 11-13 of December 2015 in Cape Town.