Polokwane Observer

Karatekas bag heaps of medals

- Anne Mametja

Karatekas had to show strength and courage at the Traditiona­l Styles Known Knowledge In Action (TSKKIA) Karate Tournament that was held in Rustenburg last Saturday.

Over 120 karatekas took part, and nine karatekas from TSKKIA Tokon Samurai returned with 10 gold, nine silver and six bronze medals.

Owner and founder Fazlin Jardien told Polokwane Observer how proud she is of her team.

“They have represente­d the club in an extremely positive way and they all did their best at the tournament.

They have grown with the club and show more enthusiasm every time they compete. I’m beyond proud,” Fazlin said.

The competitio­n was open for all ages, genders and styles with the youngest participan­t a mere five years old. It was a mixture of sweat, pain and the occasional tears.

“We would like to thank the owner of ADSA Doors, Akash Ishwarlall, for the kind sponsorshi­p of the portable punching bag which the karatekas used during our training sessions,” Fazlin said.


• Aqeel Jardien - silver medal in kata, and bronze in bo-kata and grappling.

• Naeelah Jardien - gold in kata, and silver in bo-kata and grappling.

• Bonolo Chauke - silver in kata, bokata and grappling.

• Sheza Abbas - gold in kata and bokata and bronze in grappling.

• Nuraan Jardien - bronze in kata and bo-kata.

• Fazlin Jardien - silver in kata and bo-kata.

• Dimpho Ramaselele - gold in kata, bo-kata and grappling.

• Mpho Ramaselele - gold in kata, silver in bo-kata and bronze in grappling.

• Thlolo Ramaselele - gold in kata, bo-kata and grappling.

 ?? ?? TSKKIA Tokon Samurai karatekas show off their medals.
TSKKIA Tokon Samurai karatekas show off their medals.

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