Local karatekas scooped top awards

2017-01-26 06:01
Sensei Denzil Govender congratulates Bevashen Deepanand (left) and Jocelyn Pillay (right) after they received awards for their achievements in 2016.  Photo: supplied

Sensei Denzil Govender congratulates Bevashen Deepanand (left) and Jocelyn Pillay (right) after they received awards for their achievements in 2016. Photo: supplied

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

THE International Karate Daigaku South Africa awarded its two karatekas recently for their outstanding achievements made in 2016.

Bevashen Deepanand scooped the 2016 sports boy award while Jocelyn Pillay received the 2016 sports girl award.

Deepanand, a pupil from Phoenix, said he was not expecting the award and was concentrating on earning his Shodan black belt in 2017.

Deepanand was ecstatic that he was chosen as IKDSA sportsboy for 2016.

Jocelyn Pillay, a pupil from Tongaat area was equally shocked, but thrilled at being given her new title as the IKDSA sports girl for 2016.

Sensei Denzil Govender said that karate is a universal sport and can be practised by anyone regardless of age, gender or limitations.

“It is never too late to begin and practise. We at IKDSA urge local communities to take advantage of karate dojos in your area to keep fit, improve your health, build confidence, self esteem, discipline and self defense skills.”

- Supplied.

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

Competition regulation for a growing and inclusive economy

ADVERTORIAL: The Competition Commission of South Africa is conducting advocacy work in the South African automotive aftermarket industry and has gazetted a Draft Code of Conduct for public comment.


WATCH: Man films himself going down water slide upside down as things go very wrong…

What is at first an exciting tummy-turning adventure stunt, quickly turns into a scarily bad idea caught on camera. Take a look:


You won't want to miss...

WATCH: Conor McGregor: Notorious the trailer
Best date night restaurants in South Africa
WATCH: Ryan Reynolds offers fans a free tattoo in new Deadpool 2 teaser
Should you date your co-worker?
Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.