Skisa crowned grand champions

2018-03-08 06:00
PHOTO: SUPPLIEDSkisa members with Brando Pillay (middle, from left) and Njabulo Khumalo display their medals.

PHOTO: SUPPLIEDSkisa members with Brando Pillay (middle, from left) and Njabulo Khumalo display their medals.

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THE KZN Skisa team took part in the provincial championship held at the Tongaat Indoor Sports Centre recently.

The championship attracted a large number of participants. Skisa fighters were crowned grand champions having won double gold medals in both the kata (forms) and kumite (fighting) at the event.

Protea head coach Brando Pillay said: “Our Skisa fighters were firing on all cylinders and their performance augurs well for the forthcoming KSA Nationals.”

Former world champion Njabulo Khumalo said: “We are extremely proud of them.”

KSA/KZN Tournament director Leo Cuitto said the national tournament karate action will return to Tongaat Indoor Sports Centre shortly with the KSA children, cadet and junior championships scheduled for mid-March.

President of Karate KZN Ben Mare paid tribute to the tournament commission of karate in KZN for delivering a first class provincial WKF tournament.

“I am overly impressed with the professionalism demonstrated by the technical commission in their execution of the event,” he said.

President of KSA Sonny Pillay warned parents about unregistered karate clubs recruiting children.

“We are aware of unofficial KZN colours being presented to innocent children by bogus so called karate instructors with dubious black belt ranks. Moreover, parents please note KSA is busy regulating karate throughout the republic and intend to weed out the fakes in our sport who are misleading the sports loving public therefore its incumbent upon you the parent to contact the Karate KZN president Ben Mare or technical convener Brando before registering your child for karate practice,” he said.

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