Master Gregory Hart is the co-owner at Alchemy Health & Fitness Centre and Manager of the Alchemy Dojang.
Master Gregory Hart is currently a 6th Dan Tang Soo Do & 2nd Dan Haedong Kumdo and instructor for Cambat Tang Soo Do, Haedong Kumdo & Self Defence Classes at Alchemy Dojang.
He is a National Team Member and his list of achievements include (among other awards):
2001: Silver in Goodwill Games, Athens, Greece.
2000: Won Gold in forms, Bronze in Sparring at Inverness Championships in Scotland.
1999: Won National Selection Championships.
1996: South African Champion.
1995: 4th in World Champs in USA.
1994: South African Champion. British Grand Champion. 6th Dan Masters Black Belt.
Marsha Forbes is the co-owner at Alchemy Health & Fitness Centre and Manager of the Alchemy Health & Fitness Centre.
Marsha is a qualified Pilates & Yoga instructor, a sports massage therapist, CFT Practitioner and Perrin Technique practitioner.
Her holistic approach to health and movement is ideal for those looking to improve their lifestyle and look good.
Darko has visited Hombu Dojo in Tokyo three times, starting with a month-long trip in 1975, and culminating in a six-week stay in 1983 during which he trained at Hombu in the mornings and at Shimizu Sensei’s Tendoryu school in the afternoons. It was on his return to Serbia (then Yugoslavia) following this trip that Darko opened his first school.
Two years later, after attending his first seminar with Fujimoto Sensei (now Fujimoto Shihan, 7th Dan), Darko started all over again, joining the Aikikai foundation, training from scratch for a year to be re-graded shodan by Fujimoto, and attending every Fujimoto seminar he could for the next five years.
Darko left the former Yugoslavia to live in South Africa in 1992, setting up the Johannesburg School of Aikido in 1993 and the Hartbeespoort School of Aikido in 2005.
He was graded 2nd Dan by Mat Holland Sensei, 3rd Dan by the late Giorgio Veneri Sensei, and 4th Dan by Fujimoto Sensei in Johannesburg in 2002.
In 2006 – not having missed a single Aikido Federation of South Africa (Afsa) training camp in 13 years – Darko broke away from Afsa to establish the South African Aikido Association.
Darko was promoted to 5th Dan by Fujimoto Shihan during a training seminar in Beograd on 6 March 2010.