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The KAWP would like to congratulate Ashihara Karate and its Secretary Hoosain Narker on his dojo reaching/celebrating its 31st Anniversary on 2 September. Since opening his dojo in 1980, Mr Narker has seen his dojo growing to an International organisation represented in over 30 countries. Last year, Ashihara Karate successfully hosted its World Cup at the University of the Western Cape in partnership with the City of Cape Town and other sponsors.

See  Sabaki Challenge World Cup http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KapknpotYIo

The KAWP is proud to have so many organisations that contributes to the success of its operations and hereby not only thanks Ashihara Karate, but all the others who constantly support the Executive in its endeavours to provide a better service to all its member.

PS. If you have any organisational information/highlights to share, please forward it to us.

 

Western Cape Tri-Angular Championships

A very successful Western Cape Tri-Angular Championships was held at the De Jagers Sport Centre in Oudtshoorn on June 25th 2011. This was the 19th year of the event which serves as a memorial to Sensei Jack Matthews, one of the founder members of the Karate Association WP.

A high standard, positive spirit, a venue filled with vibrant energy coming from athletes as well as spectators, was maintained during the day. The event included both components ie. Semi Contact and Full Contact with the FC component having over 100 competitors in kata, clicker and knockdown. This event served as the process to select the team to represent the Western Cape at the Champs of Champs scheduled for 22/23 October.

Host region SWD was well represented with the Western Province by far the largest team.

Sensei Elias Jacobs, President of Boland Karate said: " We can only try to imitate what SWD has done with the Triangulars, but we assure you that we will rise to the challenge in 2012 and to not disappoint."

The day prior to the tournament, the Karate Association Western (KAWC) held its elections and the following people were elected:

President - Mary Ann Landers

Vice President's - Desmond Maarman & Elias Jacobs (automatic - only the President's position is voted for and the other two regional President's automatically become the Vice President's)

Secretary - Hoosain Narker (unopposed)

Treasurer - John Daniels (unopposed)

Results of the tournament were

Semi Contact Component WKF

SWD

BOLAND

WP

Kata

Kumite

Total

Kata

Kumite

Total

Kata

Kumite

Total

Gold

2

7

9

4

8

12

11

30

41

Silver

1

9

10

1

6

7

13

25

38

Bronze

7

18

25

5

3

8

11

34

45

Total

10

34

44

10

17

27

35

89

124

Full Contact Component

BOLAND

WP

Kata

Clicker

K/down

Total

Kata

Clicker

K/down

Total

Gold

2

0

1

3

7

16

6

29

Silver

1

0

1

2

8

16

6

30

Bronze

6

0

3

9

10

24

9

43

Total

9

0

5

14

25

56

21

102

 

Ashihara Karate Annual Winter Camp

We will be having our Annual Winter Training Camp (Kangeiko) at the Muslim Assembly Youth Camp, on May 13, 14, 15.  The Youth Camp is a camping facility just off Spine Road, Strandfontein, Cape. Training starts on Friday at 7.00pm and ends at 3.00pm on Sunday.
Kindly note the following:
1. Venue : Muslim Assembly Youth Camp, Strandfontein.
2. Date : Friday 11 May to Sunday 15 May 2011.
3. Registration : All students must report at the camp by 7.00 pm on Friday evening.
4. Costs : R200.00 per student. Second person from the same family R180.00. Third
person or more from the same family R160.00. This includes the cost of food,
accommodation and instruction.
Please note : For students not sleeping over the cost is R60 for the day.
5. Grading
A. All students wishing to grade to the next level must attend this camp.
B. Grading Fee:  White belt      : - R30.00,       Blue belt      : - R40.00,     Yellow belt        : - R60.00,
Green belt    : - R80.00,        Brown belt  : - R100.00
Note that a new colour belt cost R40.00
6. What’s needed:
Participants are requested to bring along the following items:
a. A sleeping bag/blanket/pillow
b. Karate Gi
c. Track Suit
d. Running shoes
e. 3 T-shirts
f.  Bathing suit (weather permitting)
g. Washing utensils - (towel, face-cloth, tooth-brush, etc.)
h.  Eating utensils     - (soup plate, mug, spoon, fork, etc.)
7. No luxuries (chocolates, chips, sweets, etc.) will be allowed. Fruit and  health bars  are recommended.
Yours sincerely
Hoosain Narker
Ashihara Karate will be having their Annual Winter Training Camp (Kangeiko) at the Muslim Assembly Youth Camp, on May 13, 14, 15.  The Youth Camp is a camping facility just off Spine Road, Strandfontein, Cape. Training starts on Friday at 7.00pm and ends at 3.00pm on Sunday.

Kindly note the following:

1. Venue : Muslim Assembly Youth Camp, Strandfontein.
2. Date : Friday 13 May to Sunday 15 May 2011.
3. Registration : All students must report at the camp by 7.00 pm on Friday evening.
4. Costs : R200.00 per student. Second person from the same family R180.00. Third person or more from the same family R160.00. This includes the cost of food, accommodation and instruction.
Please note : For students not sleeping over the cost is R60 for the day.

5. Grading - All students wishing to grade to the next level must attend this camp.

6. What’s needed:
Participants are requested to bring along the following items:
a. A sleeping bag/blanket/pillow
b. Karate Gi
c. Track Suit
d. Running shoes
e. 3 T-shirts
f.  Bathing suit (weather permitting)
g. Washing utensils - (towel, face-cloth, tooth-brush, etc.)
h.  Eating utensils     - (soup plate, mug, spoon, fork, etc.)

7. No luxuries (chocolates, chips, sweets, etc.) will be allowed. Fruit and  health bars  are recommended.

For further information, contact  Hoosain Narker This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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Seminar circuit in Australia

Billy Balie Shihan, one of the most senior karateka in Kenwakai Goju Ryu of Akio Takahashi Shihan, jetted off "Down Under" today 27 April  to teach a month long seminar circuit in Sydney and Melbourne. Several Japanese style Goju dojo as well as a few Okinawan Goju style dojo will be hosting him during this time.

Balie Shihan is the Senpai of the Ashihara Karate organisation led by Hoosain Narker. Billy Shihan started his martial arts training in 1965 with Judo switching to karate in 1966 and was the first person in the Cape to receive certification from the late Gogen Yamaguchi, the founder of the Japanese Goju Kai organisation.

He is one of the most knowledgeable karateka not only on Goju, but also general karate and is a stalwart of karate from the Apartheid era.

kenwakailogo

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Karate-Zen had an Inauguration ceremony on 20 April 2011 which ended with the following:

Conferring of titles

  • Shihan Sensei Johan Roux (8th Dan)– Is now the Kaiso “Founder of the organization”
  • Shihan Selwyn Rhoda (7th Dan) – It the Kancho “Master of the house” Head of Karate Zen
  • Shihan Eddie Du Plessis (7th Dan) – Kyoshi “Teaching Master”
  • Shihan Leon Beech (6th Dan) – Renshi “training master”
  • Shihan Colin Isaacs (6th Dan) – Renshi “training master”

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