A group of eight local karateka recently represented KwaZulu-Natal at the South African National Karate Championships in Cape Town.
The national tournament was for children, cadets and juniors and was held at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology in Belville.
Five students from Suid Natal Martial Arts Academy earned medals at this prestigious event.
Wian de Beer won gold for kumite in the 10/11-year over 45kg division, Tyler Hogan won bronze for kata in the junior division, and the trio of Marcel du Toit, Divan du Toit and Marnu Koekemoer (pictured above) bagged bronze medals for unison kata in the under-13 division.
“We are extremely proud of all the karateka who took part in this tournament. It was an extremely trying and difficult competition with the best in South African represented at the tournament,” said Ugu Karate chairman, Sensei Coenie Vrey.