The annual SAGA Black Belt Gasshuku was held in Honbu Dojo on 1 – 2 November 2019. This event is only for Nidan and higher members where higher level input is provided. At the conclusion of the Gasshuku, senior Dan gradings were conducted which saw two new SAGA Godans – Chris Keet and Deon Claassen, plus Sam Ekandjo from Namibia, as well as eight new Yondans and four new Sandans!
SAGA has three members over 70 years old and 50+ years in Okinawan Goju Ryu Senseis Bakkies Laubscher, 9th Dan, Danie Steenkamp, 8th Dan and Francis Monyatso, 7th Dan!
In August 2019, a SAGA contingent attended the 40 Year commemoration of the founding of the IOGKF in 1979.