About sensei johan

Johan la Grange began karate with his father, Sensei Dries la Grange in 1978 at the age of 6.

He received his Shodan (1st Dan) at the age of 12 and at the age of 16, began training at the Honbu Dojo under Sensei Keith Geyer.


Johan achieved Protea Colours from 1994 to 1998 and won the South Africa championships for 11 consecutive years.

He placed 3rd in the World Shotocup in 2004 and 2nd in 2000

and in 2005 he won the Open Men’s Kumite in the WKC World Championships.


He currently runs the Honbu Dojo and the Early Bird training

as well as his late father’s Dojo in Heidelberg.


Johan holds the rank of Rokudan (6th Dan) and is the Chief Instructor of SA JKA.