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KARATE SOUTH AFRICA

NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

CHILDREN AND SENIORS

MARCH 2016

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4TH – 5TH March, Gauteng and 18TH -19TH 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, Senior All African Cup, and World Senior Karate Championship.

In September 2015 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 26 Medals

ü  Total Gold @ 15

ü  Total Silver @ 4

ü  Total Bronze @ 7

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

NAME KATA KUMITE UNISON  
         
  1. AIMEE GREFEN
BRONZE     1 MEDAL
  1. ALESSANDRO BIAGIONI
GOLD GOLD GOLD 3 MEDAL
  1. REECE BAYNES
  BRONZE GOLD 2 MEDAL
  1. NICHOLAS DOBSON
  BRONZE GOLD 2 MEDAL
  1. CLAUDIA DOBSON
SILVER     1 MEDAL
  1. JUSTIN BAYNES
GOLD SILVER GOLD 3 MEDAL
  1. KHARDAN RUOCCHIO
SILVER   GOLD 2 MEDAL
  1. CHEYENNE BARROS
BRONZE GOLD   2 MEDAL
  1. ANGELA TSITA
GOLD     1 MEDAL
  1. ZOE DUFFIELD
SILVER     1 MEDAL
  1. STEF BIAGIONI
GOLD   GOLD 2 MEDAL
  1. SILVIO BIAGIONI
2XGOLD   GOLD 3 MEDAL
  1. EMMA WENTZEL
  BRONZE   1 MEDAL
  1. DANIKA STEVENS
  BRONZE   1 MEDAL
  1. THEA LANGENHORST
BRONZE     I MEDAL
         
  GOLD     15 GOLD
    SILVER   4 SILVER
      BRONZE 7 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.

  • Attached are some photos

Also I would like to extend my gratitude to my senior referees, Sensei Roberta Biagioni, and Sensei Alfredo Ruocchio that not only qualified to the next level but helped this week end in both kata and kumite judging. 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. 4Ways Dojo can be 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.

Last but not least a special congratulation must be said to Silvio also winning the University South African championship in Potchefstroom and now selected for the world university championship in Portugal later this year in August.

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 Zimbabwe
  • Seniors All African Cup in Gabon
  • WKF K1 Youth League Championship in Croatia
  • WKF World Championship for Seniors Austria

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

Kind Regards

Sensei Stef Biagioni

Cell 083 384 3026

Tel 011 705 1080