North Coast champ aims for Olympics

2016-10-12 06:00
Photo: supplied Dzemil Muric receives his 2nd Dan diploma from KSA president Sonny Pillay Hanshi.

Photo: supplied Dzemil Muric receives his 2nd Dan diploma from KSA president Sonny Pillay Hanshi.

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NORTH Coast karate superstar Dzemil Muric won the recent KSA National Elite 2016 championships hosted at the DUT Sports Centre having demolished all opposition with an outstanding performance.

The Ballito Ashton College pupil also had a double celebration as he successfully graduated to a 2nd Dan black belt under visiting Japanese chief instructor master Murakami Manabu in August.

The Protea athlete who religiously attends advanced karate workshops under head Protea coach Sensei Brando Pillay at the Tongaat Sports Centre is strictly focussed on making the national team for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
“I dream day and night of participating in the Olympics,” said the Salt Rock resident.

Pillay said: “Dzemil is a highly talented karateka and if he continues to work hard he will be rewarded with more success. I have no doubt that he will realise his Olympic dream sooner or later.”

President of Karate South Africa Sonny Pillay Hanshi who conducts classes throughout the North Coast encouraged the youth to participate in karate classes.
“Given its recently attained Olympic status our youth can now aim high as its sky’s the limit for our noble vibrant sport.”

For all karate inquiries in the North Coast call the KSA HQ 082 557 7784 or email


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