Japanese maestro hosts karate workshops

2016-04-21 06:00
Photo: supplied Japanese “supreme” master Murakami Manabu seen in action.

Photo: supplied Japanese “supreme” master Murakami Manabu seen in action.

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TWO time world karate champion Supreme Master Murakami Manabu will conduct several technical workshops for local KZN karate students commencing next weekend running from 28 April to 3 May.

The technical workshops will be hosted by Shotokan Karate International SA (SKISA) at the Tongaat Sports Centre and a special advanced masters’ camp for brown/black belts will be held at the DUT sports complex

The Japanese maestro, who is the chief instructor of the “Kanazawa” Shotokan Karate Internatioal Federation (SKIF) world organisation, will share his special brand of ‘all styles’ traditional karate self-defence techniques that won him two world titles (1991/1994).

Murakami, who is one of the world’s most sought after Japanese instructors, travels to an average of 40 countries around the globe annually conducting technical workshops and advanced seminars.

Founder and chief instructor of SKISA Hanshi Sonny Pillay, expressed his delight at having secured the visit of the world champion to KZN.

“I sincerely believe this is a wonderful opportunity for our local KZN karate students to experience first-hand the latest fighting techniques that our visiting maestro will focus on during his workshop moreover the benefits of training with master Murakami are tenfold,” said Pillay.

“I urge all karate instructors and students, irrespective of style or association, to take full advantage of this rare opportunity to train with one of the most revered Japanese karate teachers in the world today,” added Pillay.

For more details regarding the workshops by Murakami who is on his 16th anniversary tour of SA, call Sensei Lorenzo Pillay 0823029504 or email Lorenzo.pillay@gmail.com

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