KSI World Championships 2018
Members from the Samurai Karate Hout Bay Dojo recently represented South Africa in our Kimura Shukokai International World Championships in Stockholm, Sweden. We are extremely proud of our teams performance and are proud to announce that the Samurai Karate Hout Bay Dojo holds the following titles:
World champion men’s veterans heavyweight kumite – Gold medal
Men’s veterans kata – Bronze Medal
Women’s veterans heavyweight kumite – Bronze Medal
Women’s veterans kata – Bronze Medal
Boys Junior lightweight kumite 12/13 yrs old – Bronze Medal
From a 10 member team 5 medals were won In total :
1 Gold medal,
4 Bronze Medals
The South African team comprised of 90 members and competed against 21 other countries. This was the South African teams 4th consecutive world championship win. Winning 13 Gold Medals, 7 Silver Medals and 20 Bronze Medals overall.
For those who didn’t qualify as medallists, they too, showed massive improvement in their performances and through their committed training , we believe their future opportunities at another international competition will be imminent. Having been selected to represent SA and having had this experience, their future looks promising.
Cape Town will host the next KSI world championships in 2020 and the Samurai Karate Hout Bay dojo will be better represented in numbers and experience.We have a very promising group of young athletes in mind for the 2020 world championships and we will do everything in our power to showcase their true potential.