The prestigious annual WSKF Black Belt Dinner was held at the Vaal Golf Club on the evening of Saturday, 5’th October. Black belts and their partners from all member dojos are invited to attend and always look forward to this highlight on the WSKF calendar!
The hall was beautifully decorated with a Japanese theme and lovely flowers. The décor never disappoints at this event. Lynette Pretorius and her team always do a fabulous job! The evening started with a welcome address from Mike Dukas Sensei, followed by a formal address from Marius Jordaan Sensei. Dojo instructors were invited to present their latest dojo news and achievements for the past year. All students felt proud to be part of WSKF South Africa as they realized the success of each of the dojos.
Congratulations to Andrio Lombaard Sensei, and the members of Kuro Obi Dojo, who achieved the award for Best WSKF Branch for 2019! As is a tradition at this event, recently graded students were presented with their Dan Grading certificates from Japan. In addition, recognition was also given to the students that recently travelled to Japan to attend the WSKF World Karate Championships. After the formalities were finished, everyone was allowed to relax and enjoy a lovely evening with delicious food and drinks, surrounded by great friends!