Westville, Durban

The German School

39 Stafford Road,



Instructor: Sensei Mauro Perreira

Mobile: 083 533 9442

Email: kokusaikzn@gmail.com

Sensei Mauro 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.

Sensei Mauro 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 Mauro attained Shodan (1st Degree Black Belt) in 1995. In 1998 he was awarded Nidan (2nd Degree). In 2003 he received his Sandan (3rd Degree) and in 2009 received his Yondan (4th Degree).

Sensei Mauro 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.

Sensei Mauro is currently a 4th degree black belt and qualified senior instructor in classical Okinawan Goju Ryu Karate.