Welcome and thank you for your interest in Eksteen’s Martial Arts Rainbow Nation . Our website serves as an introduction to our organization and the nature of work we do. Eksteen’s Martial Arts Rainbow Nation is a solely owned South African and Polokwane based karate, mixed martial arts (MMA) and cage fighting dōjō which operates GLOBALLY under its original founder and world president, Grandmaster Henri Eksteen 8th Degree black belt.
We are a very close knit unique dynamic and fully democratic international Martial Arts brotherhood who’s sole vision and purpose is to simply unite all races, young and old as well as all sexes together as one through the implementation of the true traditional regimented aspects of classical Bushido and spiritual concepts of the Zen Way.
We are not interested in any Martial Arts politics whatsoever and we thus encourage practitioners, organizations, federations, associations, unions or dojo’s to join hands together with us in spreading our vision of the Martial Arts throughout the globe.
A powerful force
Eksteen’s hardcore approach towards his practitioners has led the organization into a league completely on its own as far as sport karate and the competitive arena is concerned. Eksteen stands very firmly by his traditional Buddhist beliefs as well as at the same time, his strict extreme military regimented method whereby has seen his organization operate very successfully leading on to greater height throughout the world, since the dojo honbu was established in 1999.
Our Honbu is based in Polokwane, Limpopo, South Africa and is headed by it’s founder and world president 8th Dan Grandmaster Henri Eksteen Soke. Grandmaster Eksteen has 37 years of intense experience within the field of Martial Arts. Furthermore, he is one of the very few, still existing, elite members of the SA National Defense force Karate team from the early 80′s era who’s teaching’s are soley based on the “old way” strict extremely disciplined military approach; – “My way or the highway – don’t like it, get out!”
The lessons of which the organization offers and specializes in is – Karate do art, MMA, Cagefighting preparation, Self Defense, Bully Proof, General well being/fitness aswell as private Body Guarding services. As part and parcel of our very diverse Karate syllabus, we implement military like boot camps twice a month in order to keep our practitioners a step ahead both mentally and physically so that they can combat anything that comes their way in a very positive manner.
Grandmaster Eksteen is the only 8th Degree black belt ever in South African Karate history who’s very own unique system is known and functions as “Henri Eksteen Bushido Freestyle” on a global platform.
It functions as The Africa International Bushido Freestyle Karate do & MMA Institute with the Honbu dojo known as Eksteen’s Martial Arts Rainbow Nation. The system is recognized aswell as accepted by various top International Karate fraternities, counterparts around the world and is much respected.
The system is a collaboration of all the styles that GM Eksteen has trained and mastered throughout the last 37 years including traditional styles such as his roots began being Kimura Shukokai International, Shotokan Kase Ha, Sakugawa Koshiki Ogasawara Ha Shorinjiryu, Freestyle Karate SA, World Amateur Kickboxing Organization, Funakoshi & Japan Karate Association.
He is also a multiple Dan holder with a 5th Dan in Shorinjiryu, 3rd Dan Shotokan, 1st & 2nd Dan Freestyle SA, 1st Dan Kimura Shukokai & 1st Dan Wako.
Eksteen, still today, has the utmost respect for all the styles he has trained as well as their instructors because it it were not for them, he would not be where he is today.
Soke Henri Eksteen 8th Dan