SHIHAN SHANE DORFMAN Director and Head of Martial Arts and Programme Training in SA
SENSEI MOSES SEBOPA Programme Coordinator
“They say when you talk you repeat what you already know and when you listen you learn something. I am constantly learning by listening to the kids. While others might see darkness in the illness, we at KKC see light in all the children we work with” – Sensei Mo’
Western Cape SENSEI ILZE VAN DER MERWE Cape Town Programme Coordinator
“I believe our vision is to equip as many children as we can reach, with a programme that they can take with them for life, not just in their struggle with Illness but in any life changing event, stress, fear, anger and frustration” – Sensei Ilze
GAUTENG SENSEI SU DAL COL
Su has been practicing karate for over 20 years and have been teaching karate to children of all ages for 15 years. She is a 5th Dan and has since joined the Kids Kicking Cancer Johannesburg team.
“I am always in awe of these children, they are so brave and Powerful facing their illness and the treatment that follows. The children we see are Heroes in the true sense, they teach me so much about Faith, Love, the importance of family, Power and Resilience.”
Sensei Birgitt Smit Martial Arts Therapist/ Instructor Western Cape
I started doing karate with my eldest son, 21 years ago. It soon became a family sport when my other son, daughter and husband also joined. The karate became our extended family and we met people from all walks of life, from all around the world.
When I was introduced to the KKC program, it also felt like a family driven organization which made me feel right at home.
The martial arts journey has taken me down this unexpected but totally rewarding and fulfilling path and I am truly humbled by our brave warriors. Each day they help me rediscover the meaning of Power, Peace, and Purpose.
Rabbi Elimelech Goldberg
(Founder and Director)
Rabbi G holds a First Degree Black Belt in the Korean art of Choi Kwang Do. Having lost his first child to leukemia at the age of two, his dream of bringing healing through the empowering focus of the martial arts resulted in the creation of the Kids Kicking Cancer organisation in 1999.