Karate champ does Tongaat proud

2016-04-07 06:00
Yashveer Jugoo. Photo: supplied

Yashveer Jugoo. Photo: supplied

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TONGAAT’S top karate tournament fighter Yashveer Jugoo narrowly missed gold after losing a thrilling final at the recent SA Universities (USSA) championships held at Potchefstroom University recently.

The DUT student Yashveer, who achieved his Protea colours in 2015, settled for silver, which qualifies him to participate in the Universities World Cup 2016 in Portugal later in the year.

“Yashveer is a dedicated karateka whose hard work in daily karate­ practice is paying dividends hence I am confident he will be crowned world universities champion in Portugal,” said Protea head coach Brando Pillay who personally mentors Yashveer.

“I am aiming high for 2016 and will make the rainbow nation proud,” said Yashveer, who is also an assistant instructor at the SKISA Tongaat karate club based at the Tongaat Sports Centre under the guidance of South Africa’s karate legend Hanshi Sonny Pillay.

“I am very impressed with the discipline and conduct of Yashveer,” said Hanshi Pillay who serves as the president of KSA the national governing body for karate in South Africa.
“Moreover, Yashveer serves as an excellent role model for the youth of today given his huge success in the karate field,” concluded Hanshi Pillay.

For karate inquiries on the North Coast email presi dent@karate-sa. org or call 082 557 7784.

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