WSKF SA National Dan Grading – 2018

08 Oct

The annual WSKF National Dan Grading was held on Saturday, 6th October 2018, at Vanderbijlpark Dojo.

Various students attempted grades from Shodan (1st Dan) to Yondan (4th Dan) under the watchful eye of an extremely senior grading panel led by Mike Dukas Sensei (8th Dan).

The highlight of the day was Tatjana Radojevic-Rogowski who successfully graded to Yondan (4th Dan). Tatjana Sensei had an impressive and technically advanced grading, showcasing her brilliant ability and knowledge.

The National Grading was also extended to cater for the members in the Western Cape.

The following members also passed the respective grading.

Frikkie Botha (Nidan), Jan – Taljaard Marx (Nidan), Inge Titus (Shodan), Jan De Wet (Shodan), Lieb Liebenberg (Nidan) en Jan Marx (Yondan).

Congratulations to all successful candidates on attaining their new grade!

WSKF SA National Development Championships – 2018

03 Oct

The WSKF South African National Development Championships was held this past weekend in Vanderbijlpark. This biennial event is a highlight on our calendar and has, once again, proven to be a huge success!

The development championships caters for members of all belt levels under the age of 21. This year’s event had WSKF members entered from all over South Africa, and even as far as Namibia!

The principles and standards of WSKF karate was clearly present as competitors competed in kata, basic kumite and free fighting. We are proud of each of our members and are happy to see that the medals were evenly presented across all dojos – highlighting the high level of standardization across all dojos.

A special congratulations to the following trophy winners:

– WSKF Best Tournament Spirit : Team Namibia lead by Leandro Sitler Sensei
– WSKF Best Female Competitor : Ulani Erasmus
– WSKF Best Male Competitor : Duncan Rogowski

The tournament ran smoothly and on time. It’s success was a result of so many members working together, including the table officials, judges, referees, instructors, first aid staff, kitchen staff, organizers, parents, and, most importantly, the children!

Thank you to all involved!