ZZZ - HENNIE BOSMAN

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Hennie Bosman comes from a highly sport orientated family as his father was a South African Cycling Campion while his mother held the South African Athletics record for Discus.

He started to train Karate at the age of nine and earned his black belt at the age of thirteen. He fought in senior tournaments from the age of fifteen, becoming Western Province Senior Champion at the age of seventeen. He also played for the first team of the Bellville Golf Club from the age of sixteen while he represented Bellville High School in athletics as well as in the first Rugby team.

After school he joined the SA Police Force and held the rank of Detective Sergeant when he left at the age of twenty two. The then opened his karate schools in the Northern Suburbs of Cape Town.

During the next thirty years he represented South Africa in Traditional and Full Contact Karate as well as Kick Boxing. This happened despite many setbacks due to political sanctions of South African Sportsman. He was National Champion in these three forms of Martial Arts on many occasions. He is currently Chairman of Kyokushin-kan Africa with more than 10 000 students in countries as far as Congo DRC and Tanzania. He is responsible for training, grading of instructors and promoting karate in Africa. He serves on the International Kyokushin-kan Committee and is the highest graded Westerner in the organization. He also acts as Centre Referee at World and other International Tournaments. He has visited Japan more than forty times to receive training and to take teams there for tournaments and training. The high light of his career was when he won the World title in Osaka in 2002.

Hennie’s big passion is motorcars and he has owned many powerful cars including 5 Corvette’s. He currently races a Corvette ZRI in the Sports and GT Division at Killarney Raceway. He has also taken part in other events like the Speed week as well as Hill climbs. He can handle powerful cars safely under fast conditions.

In 2003 Hennie started his film career; at first as a stuntman. He has done a lot of stunt training but now prefers to concentrate on acting and portraying more substantial roles. Over the last few years he has been developing his craft and acting skills by partaking classes with Rachel Wood, well known American actor and acting coach. He feels confident to raise the bar to the next level.

Hennie is always in good physical shape and his tall and powerful frame and his ability to really fight puts him in a class of his own in South Africa.