Japanese champion to conduct free workshop in Tongaat

2017-04-13 06:02
KZN couch sensei Njabulo Khumalo(left) in action with the world champion Manabu Murukami. Photo: supplied

KZN couch sensei Njabulo Khumalo(left) in action with the world champion Manabu Murukami. Photo: supplied

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THE Japanese world champion Manabu Murakami 8th Dan black belt will conduct a free development workshop at the Tongaat Sports Centre on Thursday, April 27.

The karate maestro who is the chief instructor worldwide for the SKIF Kanazawa organisation is looking forward to meeting and training the youth from the previously disadvantaged communities.

President of Karate South Africa Hanshi Sonny Pillay, who has invited the global karate personality, said Murakami is one of the most popular Shotokan karate instructors.

“Master Murakami is in very high demand globally and in South Africa. KZN is extremely fortunate to have his presence here in the town of Tongaat hence I encourage all the youth from the less fortunate communities not to miss this glorious occasion.”

Sensei Njabulo Khumalo a former world champion and development officer of the Skisa organisation was full of praise for Murakami Shihan.

Khumalo said: “He is simply the best and his special brand of karate will be enjoyed by all so I also urge our children from the townships to partake in the free development workshop. It’s a huge opportunity.”

Protea head coach Brando Pillay said a record crowd of the top tournament fighters from around the country are expected to turn out to fight for the top honours in the Kanazawa Cup that will follow the development workshop scheduled for April 29 also at the Tongaat sports centre.

“Moreover Tongaat will be a buzzing with karate activities for the long weekend of the 27-30 April,” said Pillay.

For All karate inquiries in the North coast email president@karate-sa.org or call the eThekwini Technical convenor 082 302 9504.

- Supplied.

 

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