Medal haul for SKKSA Karate

2016-07-20 06:00
Champion gold medallists of the day. Photo: supplied

Champion gold medallists of the day. Photo: supplied

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UNIVERSITY of KwaZulu-Natal’s Old Mutual Sports Centre played host to the highly anticipated 23rd International Federation of Funakoshi Shotokan Karate South Africa (IFFSK) friendly Championship recently.

Karate clubs from across KZN filled the arena and team SKKSA Stanger was geared up to push their boundaries of competition in karate.

Heading the team into the competition was Dojo instructor and Ilembe coach Sensei Sherwin Hooblal.

It was a day of excellent competition and the students were carefully chiselled and polished for the build-up of the tournament.

The standard of competition was exceptional across all divisions and gave the audience an eyeful at every glance.

Earnest preparation and new strategies where enforced by the karate-kas of this emphatic dojo and the focus placed on each student of this karate club was result specific and served as a development tool for future championships.

At the end of a stunning karate championship the dojo walked out with 19 gold, 11 silver and six bronze medals.

Sensei Sherwin, instructor of the Kokusai karate Dojo, would like to thank all the parents and karate-kas for their support and ensures continuous development.

“This certainly is a good step to developing the youth of our district into focused and inspired individuals. Congratulations to my karate-kas on a sterling performance.”

Team manager Alvin Moonsamy said: “The commitment of the students and the trending knowledge they absorb from their training is what sets them apart and we aim for quality competition that achieves results.

“I am very pleased with how our team performed and we are looking forward to future championships. Congratulations to our students.”

The SKKSA Stanger Dojo trains on a weekly basis. For more info contact Sherwin Sensei on skksastg@yahoo.com or visit the organization’s website www.skksa.co.za

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