Karate key to confidence
As the nation celebrates women and their place in South Africa, Grocotts Mail, East Cape Shotokan-ryu and Joza Karate Club have teamed-up to offer free karate lessons for girls (seven years and older) and women. In this spirit, focus and appreciation must be given to the women who have been practising karate for some time. After witnessing a karate demonstration at her school when she was in Grade 6, Kayle Olivier came to the conclusion that the sport would be a good fit for her.
Seven years later, Olivier is now a brown belt and a dedicated young woman in the Grahamstown Shotokan-karate dojo.
“I would advise [other young women to get involved], because it makes women stronger, it builds their confidence up, they get higher self esteem and it is good for self-defence as well,” said Olivier.
Olivier believes that karate can help to empower women in their everyday life, as it helps to build the confidence and self-defence skills that young women need.
TO RSVP your place in the free classes, please contact Gary Grapentin at geenet.co.za.
As venue space is limited, the offer will be on a first come, first served basis.
Kayle Olivier (right) practising her devastating kick at the Hill St Masonic Hall during one of the advanced training sessions.