Shihan LawrenceKushido Karate Do is South Africa's oldest school of Karate. The head of Kushido is Renshi Nico Bester (7th Dan).

Honbu dojo (the headquarters) is headed by the Chief Instructor Shihan Lawrence Milward Bridges (6th Dan)

The system has affiliated dojos worldwide and has produced many provincial and Springbok karate-ka, as well as many master grades. It was the initial training school for many local and international teachers.

All aspects of training are given: Karate-Do, Kobudo (traditional Okinawan weapons) Tai Chi Chuan and C.Q.P (close quarter protection) which is the finest form of SELF DEFENCE.