The Chief Instructor for SA North is Shihan Lionel Marinus - 9th Dan who is also one of the four World Chief Instructors.
The SA North is administered by KSI Northern Region executive committee.
Kimura Shukokai International, was formed in 1995, after the untimely death of Soke Shigeru Kimura 10th Dan. All of the Chief Instructors were training with Master Kimura for many years prior to Master Kimura passing.
Kimura Shukokai International today is headed by the late Master Kimura's four most Senior students, Shihan Eddie Daniels 9th Dan from
Great Britain, Shihan Bill Bressaw 9th Dan from U.S.A, Shihan Chris Thompson 9th Dan and Shihan Lionel Marinus 9th Dan both from South Africa. All four Shihan's, trained with Master Kimura for at least 25 years, and continue to teach and develop Master Kimura's unique technique. The KSI is the official World Governing body for Kimura Shukokai Karate. Today Kimura Shukokai International is continuing to grow, and spread its wings to many different countries around the world including Europe, North America, Africa & Asia. KSI today is one of the biggest single style organisation around the world.