National karate champ aims high

2016-10-06 06:00
North coast karateka Dzemil Muric receives his second Dan Japan Diploma from president of Karate South Africa Sonny Pillay. Photo: supplied

North coast karateka Dzemil Muric receives his second Dan Japan Diploma from president of Karate South Africa Sonny Pillay. Photo: supplied

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NORTH coast karateka Dzemil Muric (17) won the recent KSA National Elite 2016 championships hosted at the Durban University of Technology sports centre recently.

Dzemil graduated to a second Dan black belt under Japanese chief instructor master Murukami Manabu last month.

Having defeated all his opponents with an outstanding performance, the Ashton college student was ecstatic and promised to take part in the national team for the Tokyo 2010 Olympics.

The Protea athlete religiously attends karate workshops under head Protea coach sensei Brando Pillay at the Tongaat sports centre. He is strictly focussed on making the national team for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

”I dream day and night of participating in the Olympics,” he said.

Chief Protea coach Sensei Brando Pillay said: “Dzemil is a highly talented karateka and if he continues to work hard he will be rewarded with more success.

“ Moreover I have no doubt that he will realise his Olympic dream sooner or later.”

President of Karate South Africa Sonny Pillay encouraged the youth to participate in karate classes.

For further information on karate classes contact Pillay on 082 557 7784 or email

- Supplied.

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