Karateka ready for com­bat

CityPress - - Sport -

The Kyokushin-kan Karate Or­gan­i­sa­tion will host a na­tional tour­na­ment at the Thokoza Au­di­to­rium Hall in Ekurhu­leni, Joburg, on Satur­day.

Wandile Nca­pai, the pres­i­dent of Karate SA (KSA), said all nine prov­inces would take part in the full-con­tact event.

“The tour­na­ment is unique be­cause it is hap­pen­ing when we have just es­tab­lished the KSA full-con­tact fed­er­a­tion, which is af­fil­i­ated to the SA Sports Con­fed­er­a­tion and Olympic Com­mit­tee,” said Nca­pai.

He said although the con­test was hosted by the Kyokushin-kan, the KSA en­cour­aged all or­gan­i­sa­tions in the coun­try to be part of the event and to demon­strate unity.

The tour­na­ment will be us­ing the In­ter­na­tional Karate As­so­ci­a­tion rules dur­ing the pro­ceed­ings.

“As the na­tional ex­ec­u­tive, we are calling all karate fol­low­ers to turn out in their num­bers to wit­ness real knock­down karate,” said Nca­pai. – Pule Mokhine

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