Dr Lionel Marinus (D.C) graduated as chiropractor from the Anglo-European College of Chiropractic in Bournemouth, England.
Dr Lionel Marinus started his career in Karate during 1965, and received the grade of Shodan in 1967. During 1969 he received Natal colours and participated in the SA Games placing second, and was selected for the South African Springbok team to compete against Britain. During October of 1969 Shihan Lionel captained the South African Shukokai Team at the World Championships in Paris. South Africa placed second losing to Japan. 1972 saw Shihan Lionel again being chosen to represent South Africa at the World Championships in Paris. Shihan Lionel left for the UK to study as a Chiropractor in 1980 and returned in 1984. During that time he returned to South Africa every year to perform courses and gradings. Shihan Lionel received South African National Springbok colours during 1969, 1970 & 1972. 1986 saw Shihan Lionel Coach the South African National Team against the USA. Early in 1987 Shihan Lionel was graded to 6th Dan and then 7th Dan during 1996. 8th Dan status was awarded during 2006 and 9th Dan was awarded in 2016 in Berlin. Shihan Lionel currently instructs regularly in Southern Africa as well as in Australia and Europe.
On return from the UK, Dr Lionel Marinus set up private practice in Blairgowrie. Being a top sportsman, Dr Lionel Marinus has years of experience working with the mechanics and functionality of the human body. This combination of understanding body movement in karate and chiropractic care is immensely beneficial for patients in his care.