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KARATE SOUTH AFRICA

NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

CHILDREN AND SENIORS

MARCH 2018

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 2nd – 3rd March, Gauteng and 23rd -24th March, Durban; Karate South Africa hosted two National Championships where all the 8 provinces were represented to be the ultimate Champion of Champs.

This also served as a ranking system for future International Championships this year such as the Zone 6, African Cup, Commonwealth, WKF Youth Cup league  and Senior World Championship.

In November 2017 all athletes had to take part in order to qualify for the Ekurhuleni Region.  Those selected in Ekurhuleni again had to qualify this year in February to represent Gauteng province, consisting of Ekurhuleni, Tshwane, Sedibeng; JHB Central and Westrand Regions.   Finally the top four athletes in Gauteng (consisting of the five regions) took part in the Nationals.

In summary between the two National Championships 4Ways Dojo once again did extremely well by bringing back 18 Medals

ü  Total Gold @ 9

ü  Total Silver @ 5

ü  Total Bronze @ 4

The following competitors who have received medal at the KSA Nationals are:-  

NAME KATA KUMITE UNISON  
  1. AIDAN ZEEMAN
SILVER
  1. ALESSANDRO BIAGIONI
GOLD
  1. ANGELA TSITA
BRONZE
  1. ATAINA RUOCCHIO
BRONZE
  1. DANIKA STEVENS
GOLD
  1. ERIN FORD
GOLD
  1. JUSTIN BAYNES
  BRONZE GOLD
  1. KHARDAN RUOCCHIO
SILVER GOLD
  1. MALCOM DRIESSEL
SILVER
  1. REECE BAYNES
GOLD BRONZE
  1. SILVIO BIAGIONI
SILVER
  1. STEF BIAGIONI
GOLD
  1. SVEN LANGENHORST
SILVER
  1. TANEKA VISSER
GOLD
  1. THEA LANGENHORST
GOLD
TOTAL 9 GOLD 5 SILVER 4 BRONZE

Again I cannot stress more than enough on what a great start to the year this is for the 4Ways Dojo if you consider the environment that our athlete had to compete in.

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Also I would like to extend my gratitude to my senior referees, Sensei Roberta Biagioni, that not only qualified to the next level but has been selected to Referee at the Zone 6 Championship. Very big thanks for representing 4Ways Dojo who officiated so selflessly and tirelessly at the KSA Nationals. It was a hectic two days, but you guys all did a Stirling job. Fourways Martial Arts Academy is very proud of you.

I would like to mention a special thank you to Jacqui Baynes for all her hard work as Team Manager for Gauteng Karate Federation.

This means that all the above medal winners might have an opportunity to compete in the up and coming Internationals:-

(All under the auspices of SASCOC/KSA)

Zone 6 Championship in Botswana.

  • All African Cup.
  • WKF K1 Youth League Championship in Croatia.
  • Commonwealth Karate Championship in South Africa.
  • WKF Senior World Championship in Spain.

Well done and may you all go from strength to strength!!

Kind Regards

Sensei Stef Biagioni