The executive committee congratulates all members for their dedication, commitment and achievements in 2017 as well as sponsors.
These karatekas excelled at their grading, making their instructors exceptionally proud.
During his time in Japan, he had the opportunity to train with many famous karate masters including Grand Master, Masatoshi Nakayama.
The awards banquet was preceded by the auctioning of a painting commissioned by Ricardo Nair towards development athletes funding and then followed by the management committee awards led by club chairman, Bobby Ramlagan.
The tournament boasted contestants from 18 countries from across the globe with Cobey, Casey and Cruz Marks representing South Africa. Cruz picked up the bronze medal for kata in the U6 category, while his brothers performed well.
eThekwini Municipality mayor, Zandile Gumede, accompanied by a contingent of officials, officiated the opening ceremony, despite the inclement weather and the protest in Foreman Road Informal Settlement over promises of building material she apparently made.
Veronica Mthethwa who is housekeeper for the Cameron family in Ballito arrived in South Africa last week with her employee who is also her friend and manager, Jody.
Sensei Vijay Govender teaches karate at the Mount Edgecombe dojo where self-control and discipline are also taught.
The aim of the event is to raise much-needed funds towards the renovation of MTN’s second halfway house for abused children and women in Greenbury and a purchase of a new property, a stone throw from the existing centre.
The 10km race along the promenade in Durban, anchor sponsored by Ice Promotions, witnessed over 600 participants with part of proceeds going towards Childline KZN as part of the Lower Tugela Lifeskills outreach programme.
The evening’s dinner and presentation was a colourful event with well wishers and patrons in attendance.