Greytown to host KZN karate tournament

2018-03-21 06:00

GREYTOWN has been chosen to host the provincial youth Kyokushijkaikan Knockdown Karate Tournament on April 7, in the Greytown community hall, which will attract several hundred people from throughout KZN to the town.

Sbonelo Mkhize, who heads up the Umvoti Karate Academy, told the Greytown Gazette that the spin-off for the town is enormous, with 299 entries being registered to date.

This number does not include the many family members, friends, fans and coaches, etc. who will be in Greytown over the weekend, which will be good for various outlets such as food, accommodation and retail businesses.

The tournament will start at 10.30 am sharp. Costs are R120 per fighter, R80 per Kata and R180 per team Kata. Registration opened on March 5 and continues until April 5, while checking will take place between 8.30 am and 9.30 am at the tournament.

Divisions competing are as follows: 5- to 7-year-old girls and boys, 8- to 9-year-old girls and boys, 10-11, 12-13, 14-15 boys and girls- and the open division is 16 to 17 years old.

Sensei Mkhize said that all participants, 17 years and under, are considered. They must take their own shin pads, head guard and mitts for protection, and a groin cup is compulsory.

Please contact Senpai Sbonelo Mkhize, who is also general secretary of KZN IKO Kyokushinkaikan, at 071 368 7782 for details on sponsorship, donations and the tournament.


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