Pieter Jacobs

Pieter Jacobs

Senior Instructor
Sandan (3rd Dan) obtained 28 October 2017
Matriculated at Grey College Bloemfontein in 2009.
Graduated at the University of the Free State in B. Com Human Resource Management in 2012; B.A. Honours in Phycology in 2013 and obtained masters-degree “M.A. Counselling Psychology” in 2014. Practising as a psychologist in the private sector since 2015 and is currently also serving as a sport and exercise psychologist at Strive Performance Consultancy.

Karate Experience

Started training karate at Kovsie Karate Club in 1998 at the age of 7 years. Graded 1st dan (Shodan) on 11 March 2011.

Started teaching at Kovsie Karate club in 2010. Appointed as senior instructor in 2017.

Represented the junior Free State Karate team from 2001 to 2003 and Free State senior team from 2010 to 2014 before retiring from all styles sport karate. Won 4 gold medals in kata and two gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze medal at SAJKA national karate championships between 1999 to 2003. Won bronze medals at the 2015 and 2018 SAJKA National championships in the senior open male kumite division. Represented the national SAJKA senior team at the JKA Africa Championships in 2015 and 2018 and won a bronze medal in the senior male team kumite division.

Contracted by the Free State Academy of Sport as a presenter of sport psychology topics at sport conferences on an ad hoc basis.