Annual Crimestoppers’ statistics

It is a sad fact that in today’s society the fear of physical violence is on the increase. And lets face it, violence, anti social behaviours, abuse, bullying and crimes in general are a sad reality of the society in which we live.

The following statistics are Crimestoppers office year-end statistics, from April 2010 until the end of March 2011, and reflect results based on anonymous information Crimestoppers has received:

April 2010 - March 2011 Statistics

April 2010 - March 2011 Statistics

Number of people arrested and charged by crime type:


BUT… this are just the ones that have been arrested and charged, there are many more which do get away with their offences. What is worse, even if they have been arrested, the damaged has already been done.

Hopefully you or your family will never be in a situation where you have to defend yourself, but if put in this position Karate could be the deciding factor. Not only does Karate give you fitness, flexibility and the physical attributes to be able to cope with a violent situation, but a calm confidence which also acts as a deterrent.


JFK Goju Kai Kumite Seminar

Between Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th of June, Leo Lipinski assisted by Paul Coleman 7th Dan, Rasto Mraz 7th Dan, Abel Figureido 6th Dan and Vitor Gomes 6th Dan delivered an outstanding seminar which was based on kihon kumite techniques and advanced katas. Unfortunately, Fujiwara Sensei couldn’t make it this time due to his dad being ill.

On a personal level, I was looking forward to my 2nd Dan JFK Goju Kai and Seiwakai grading, but on Sunday morning I pulled my hamstring pretty badly and I had to retire from the seminar and was unable to test for my 2nd Dan. I’m utterly gutted as I have trained pretty intensively and worked on my sanchin, tensho and seiyunchin katas, as well as on my basic kihon and kumite.

I’m now out of action for some 4 weeks, but as soon as my leg is better I will be back training.