Jujitsu Directory Instructors

Tommy Thomson

I started Jujitsu in 1973 where I trained under Wikus Otto the instructor at the Sunnyside Jujitsu Club. When I received my Shodan I opened a club in Kilner Park, Pretoria. I ran two clubs, one in Kilner Park and the other in Garsfontein, Pretoria. I instructed at the Kilner Park club until I handed it over to my student Michael Nel, who still instructs there. The Garsfontein club has been taken o...

Mike Nel

I started Jujitsu in 1981 under the fine tutelage of Tommy Thomson. When I reached 3rd Dan he handed the Kilnerpark dojo over to me. Today we call ourselves the Seigokan dojo which is situated in Colbyn. I am currently 6th Dan and are still active on the mat. Around 1960, competition Jujitsu was banned in this country due to the severity of injuries that occured. It was a proud mome...

Jeanetta Thomson

I started Jujitsu in 1975 where I trained in the Sunnyside Ju-Jitsu Club until my husband and instructor opened a club in Kilner Park, Pretoria. I trained there until I graded for Shodan. I then opened my club in Garsfontein, Pretoria in 1985. I specialised in training juniors. I am currently Godan (5th Dan). I have been very involved in the mangement of various Ju-Jitsu organisations subce 1975....

Jonathan Thomson

I started practicing Jujitsu in 1988 at the young age of 5. In 2000 I was promoted to Shodan through the South African Ju-Jitsu Federation (SAJJF), where I started assisting Sensei Jeanetta at Amateur Ju-Jitsu Club. In 2002 I received my Nidan and Shihan Tommy Thomson passed his Club, Gojukan Jujitsu, over to me. I have represented the South African Provincial and National Team on numerous occa...

Jeanine Thomson

My Jujitsu training started at the age of 6. The South African Ju-Jitsu Federation (SAJJF) permitted me to grade for my Shodan and I received it in 2005. During this time I was under the supervision of Sensei Jonathan Thomson. In 2008 I was under the supervision of Sensei Andre Prins and at the end of 2008 he passed the junior club over to me. I have since then opened a senior club, in 2013. ...