Partnering up to bring karate to communities

2019-01-23 06:01
Alongside the children is Sensai Lungisani Mabaso in his karate uniform, programme manager Mxolisi Myeza (left), and finance manager Lindelani Ngubane (right).

Alongside the children is Sensai Lungisani Mabaso in his karate uniform, programme manager Mxolisi Myeza (left), and finance manager Lindelani Ngubane (right).

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UMVOTI Aids Centre has partnered with UMvoti Kyokushin Karate Academy in offering karate training to 30 children from Tin Town and Lindelani informal settlements, the Hostel, and Nhlalakahle location with the aim of imparting essential skills in child development; namely self-confidence, respect, self-leadership, self-discipline, and physical fitness.

Umvoti Kyokushin Karate Academy, founded in 2002 by Sensei Sbonelo Mkhize, is affiliated with the International Karate Organisation in Japan and is a member of Karate South Africa (KSA).

Sensai Lungisani Mabaso is the passionate instructor who runs the sessions from 4 pm to 5.30 pm daily at the Umvoti Aids Centre Training Centre.

This programme is in line with the revamp of Qiniso Safe Park to being a fully functional outdoor sports centre for children; offering soccer, netball, tennis, basketball, on the floor games, as well as a trail for bicycles and rollerblades.

For further information, the centre can be contacted at 033 413 2745/6. Alternatively, contact Sensai Lungisani at 072 153 0301.

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