HANS STOLZ KICKBOXING
Comet Sport Centre, Farrar street, Comet, Boksburg.

Garmin: S26 12.058  E28 14.493

Club History

·         HANS STOLZ started Karate as a junior in 1972 at the Dave Maas Health Studio in Pretoria. 

·         In 1973, he got his Northern Transvaal Karate Provincial colors as a junior, and he became runner-up South African Junior Karate Champion.

·   In the same year, Hans took up Boxing to compliment his Karate - there was no such thing as kickboxing yet!

·   In 1979, at the black belt grading at Die Oog in Pogietersrus, Hans achieved his 1st Dan senior Black Belt. 

·   Shian Eddy Ward encouraged Hans to achieve his full potential to be champion. 

·  As a senior, he was awarded his Northern Transvaal Karate Colors in 1980 and became the runner-up South African Champion.

·   In 1981 to 1982 he represented Eastern Transvaal many times for Karate.

·    Between 1982 and 1989 he took a break to further his career.

·    Hans started kickboxing in 1989 with Shian Danie du Plessis in Kempton Park.

·   In 1990, he was chosen for the Eastern Transvaal Kickboxing team to take part in the SA Championships in Cape Town.  There he achieved 3rd place and was chosen to represent South Africa in Palermo Sicily in 1991 (Kickboxing test against Italy). 

·    In 1991, he was awarded official Springbok colors, approved by Danie Craven at the time.

·    Hans opened his own kickboxing club in 1993 at the Jukskei Club in Boksburg. In 1994 the club moved to the Boksburg Swimming Pool.

·    Two years later, they moved to the Comet Sports Centre in Comet, Boksburg North, where they are presently situated.  The club has been active for 20 years and has produced several Provincial and South African Champions. 

·   Initially Hans took classes and ran the club on his own.  As the club grew, he took on his best fighter, Christo Swart (Spingbok Boxer & Kickboxer).

·   Christo and Hans took the club to the next level in Full Contact Kickboxing. The Club took on fights all over South Africa.

·    Hans was never interested in kickboxing politics; all he wanted was for his students to gain experience and be the best fighters. Christo Swart left in 2002 due to family commitments and Hans took on Dean Labuschagne, also one of his previous top fighters, to help with the training.

·    Dean Labuschagne started Shoot Boxing at the age of 24 in 1992 at Johan Haywood' s club in Klopperpark. He trained with Johan Haywood for 2 years, before joining at Hans Stoltz’ club in Boksburg North.

·    Dean soon excelled to achieve his provincial colours for the next five years.

·    Currently Dean and Hans have several top junior and senior fighters in the club. 

 



  
 
Hans Stolz

Dean Labuschagne
 
       
  Christo Swart    


 

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