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Karatekas battle it out for annual honours

Sport, Sports
Sport, Sports

WIDNHOEK - Okinawan Goju-Ryu Karate Namibia recently hosted its 36th annual karate championship at the DTS sports hall. The well-attended event produced a few surprises, with more than 130 students from the Windhoek and Walvis Bay clubs participating. The unique rules whereby a participant must win both the kata (pre-arranged fighting sequences) and the irikumite (one minute of continuous fighting) again ensured that the best balanced karatekas walked away with the medals and trophies. The championship opened with a mass kata demonstration, while self-defence demonstrations by the senior black belts against multiple attackers was one of the many highlights. An Okinawan Kobudo Doushi Rensei Kai (traditional okinawan weapons) demonstration was presented. A Namibian team was selected on the day to participate at the Africa Goju-Ryu Karate Federation Championships in South Africa in May, where the abilities of the Namibian team will be tested to the maximum. The full results are as follow: 1. Best sport performance for children for the year - Girls: Kiora McClune 2. Best sport performance for children for the year - Boys: Sergio Duchaine 3. Best sport performance for adults for the year - Ladies: Shirleen de Wee 4. Best sport performance for adults for the year - Men: Jürgen van Wyk 5. Best sport performance for brown belts for the year - Girls: Riona Pillay 6. Best sport performance for brown belts for the year - Boys: Princeton Langendorf 7. Brown and junior black belts champions of the day - Girls: Ndapewa Nendongo 8. Brown and junior black belts champions of the day - Boys: Sandro Richter 9. Black belt champion of the day - Ladies: Shirleen de Wee 10. Black belt champion of the day - Men: Jürgen van Wyk
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