KwaDukuza karate national champions

2018-09-12 06:01
The ISKF KwaDukuza team with their senseis.PHOTO: jyothi laldas

The ISKF KwaDukuza team with their senseis.PHOTO: jyothi laldas

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A TEAM of 81 karatekas from the International Shotokan Karate Federation (ISKF) KwaDukuza clubs travelled to the Tongaat town hall to participate in the 28th annual ISKF National Championships last week.

With karatekas from all ISKF dojos in all nine provinces participating, the standard displayed by all contestants was of a very high quality, according to KwaDukuza senseis.

The 81 karatekas from the three KwaDukuza dojos dedicated months of training in preparation for the nation championships. Senseis Tarzan Naicker, Johnny Pillay and Kuben Pillay said: “We are proud of all the karatekas who put in the hard training and dedication in preparation for the championships and they were rewarded accordingly.

“However, training does not stop and we will be working even harder in preparation for the 2019 National Championships which will be held in Gauteng.”

All three instructors agreed that with the ever-increasing crime rate and drug abuse in the country, having skills in self-defence is essential.

In addition to self-defence, karate teaches self-awareness and confidence, discipline, respect, good behaviour, life values and good health, which help individuals achieve their goals in all aspects of life, they said.

“We encourage the youth and community members to join us in training to reap the benefits of this amazing sport. On behalf of the instructors, club management, coaching staff, parents and fellow karatekas, we congratulate all participants.

“A big thank you to the instructors and club managers of the dojo for all the preparation and dedication for the championships,” they said.

The ISKF Stanger dojo trains on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5 pm to 6.30 pm.

The Glenhills Dojo trains on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5 pm to 6.30 pm.

The Stanger Manor Dojo trains on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5 pm to 6 pm.

For details, contact Sensei Kuben Pillay at 073 404 7179 (Glenhills), Sensei Jonny Pillay at 083 420 1041 (Stanger CBD) or Sensei Tarzan Naicker at 076 505 6825 (Stanger Manor).


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