Young fighters win 15 trophies for club

2017-10-24 06:01
Members of the Hanover Park Karate Club won trophies at a tournament last Sunday.

Members of the Hanover Park Karate Club won trophies at a tournament last Sunday.

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Twenty members of the Hanover Park Karate Club won several trophies at a local full-contact karate tournament at Scottsdene Community Centre last Sunday.

Sensai Deen Daniels says: “Our students once again did our club and community proud as we won trophies in divisions for students six years old all the way up to u.20 students. It has been 15 years since the club first opened its doors, but little did we know that the students would continue to excel in the sport of full-contact karate year after year. In the year of our 15th anniversary we won 15 trophies and podium position.

“The unicity event is the toughest full-contact karate tournament in the Western Cape. Hanover Park students had to compete against students from Mitchell’s Plain, Bonteheu­wel, Elsies River, Strandfontein, Belhar, Bothasig, Kuils River, Tygerberg, Welge­moed and many other dojos offering full-contact karate across the province.”

He says the club has once again been invited to compete in an international karate tournament to be held in Japan next year.

“The event known as the Dream Cup is held every second year for youth. It is the biggest full-contact karate event worldwide. Unfortunately, the cost is for our own account.

“With only eight months to go, the club is appealing to big and small businesses to sponsor our team of 15 students.

“The event not only offers our students the opportunity to compete against the best in the world, but will also allow our student the opportunity to see another part of the world where they can meet and exchange with people from all walks of life.”V For more information call Deen Daniels on 082 978 2508.


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