About Us


Thank you for visiting our website. At Red Dragon Martial Arts it doesn�t matter what age, Shape or gender you are in, whether you want to compete or just get fit, everyone is welcome.

 

 

 

About Us

The club is a member of the all styles kick-boxing association that was established by Pat and Marie Carney in 1994 and caters for all modes of kick-boxing.. ASK allows fighters to participate where they want to and they don�t keep themselves busy with martial art politics and destructive, activities.

Bernie Van Der Mescht is a Sixth Degree internationally qualified instructors with extensive international and national experience. For him and his wife Emmarentia, Kick-Boxing is an enjoyment and a means of doing things together as a family. They believe that kickboxing is a family activity to keep fit and extremely effective for self defence.

 

 

Gradings.

Students are graded twice a year according to a set grading syllabus. The first grading is done at the end of April / beginning of May and the final one done during November. The first grading is done by the instructors themselves and the year end grading is done by a panel of instructors. Senior Black Belts are graded at the end of the year during the first week-end of December.

 

Grading Certificates.

Certificates are national certificates certified by an international organization. The sequence of our grades are as follows : white, red, yellow, orange, green, blue 2 & 1, purple 3, 2 & 1, brown 3, 2 & 1, Jnr Black, Jnr Shodan, Snr Black. Due to the fact that we only have two gradings a year the panel can skip a cue / belt at the end year grading.

The Purpose of a style: To grade, train and develop you as a kick-boxer. We are a group of instructors who WORK together to promote Kick - Boxing and create opportunities for fighters. We follow international standards and develop our students as to compete at the highest level internationally

Competitions.

We attend the SA Amateur Kick - Boxing Association's local, national and international events. Those students who are elected for the SA Team attend the World WAKO Championships yearly.

ASK WPKA World Champions produced to date :

Kevin Carney, Francois Carney, Francois Landsberg, Wessel Els, Liezel Jooste, Claudia Heijns, Stoffel Erasmus, Candy-Lee Chalmers, Bernie V.D. Mescht, Alexander van Zyl, Pat Carney, Christopher Botha, Bonita Muller, Henk van Zyl, Marie Carney, Megan De Beyer, Thea Pretorius, Celeste Venter, Ivan Bezuidenhout, Natasha V.D. Mescht, Juanita Volschenk, Lulu Smith       (All in green are from Bernies Club)

Instructors who constitute All Styles Kick Boxing are:

Pat Carney, Marie Carney, Francois Landsberg, Danie Landsberg, Danie Bezuidenhout, Renier Muller, Shaun Moorcroft, Basie Terre-Blanche, Gerhard Visagie, Willie Botha, Rosa Botha, Roedolf Venter, Dirk Burger, Bernie v.d. Mescht, Bennie Liebenberg, Andrew April, Hans Stoltz, Charlie Ndlovu, Abdulha Baytte, Morne Nel, Dimitri Bialanis, Charl Haveman, Gary Swart, Petro Cloete, Mladen Bobic, Tommie Bezuidenhout, Nico Montgomery, Rashaad Essop, Francois Theron, Wade Henderson, Hannes v/d Berg, Moeti Holomo, Solly Mankoe, Joseph Maloi, Alpheus Mokinena, Martin Roothman, Moses Manaka.

Club History

· Bernie V.D Mescht started Boxing at the age of 5 until the age of 13 where he represented the

North Cape nationally and internationally.

· He then started Karate, wear as a junior, became the South African Junior Karate Champion.

· He Grade 3Dan black belt under Peter Brandin.

· Bernie has represented South Africa on several occasions at the World kick-boxing Championships and

has won the WPKA world kick-boxing championships twice.

· To date he has coached several students that went on to win the WPKA world championships, in total 8.

 

Instructors who constitute All Styles Kick Boxing are:

Pat Carney, Marie Carney, Francois Landsberg, Danie Landsberg, Danie Bezuidenhout, Renier Muller, Shaun Moorcroft, Basie Terre-Blanche, Gerhard Visagie, Willie Botha, Rosa Botha, Roedolf Venter, Dirk Burger, Bernie v.d. Mescht, Bennie Liebenberg, Andrew April, Hans Stoltz, Charlie Ndlovu, Abdulha Baytte, Morne Nel, Dimitri Bialanis, Charl Haveman, Gary Swart, Petro Cloete, Mladen Bobic, Tommie Bezuidenhout, Nico Montgomery, Rashaad Essop, Francois Theron, Wade Henderson, Hannes v/d Berg, Moeti Holomo, Solly Mankoe, Joseph Maloi, Alpheus Mokinena, Martin Roothman, Moses Manaka.

Instructors or Assistant instructors with a valid International WAKO Black Belt Certificate

D. Du Plessis

P. J. Carney

A. M Carney

S. Moorcroft

B. Van Der Mescht

 A. Bayett

R. Muller

S. Van Jaarsveldt

C. Haveman