Rikus Grobler | Aug 22, 2017 | 0
Khomasdal karateka to SA championship
Just one year after the Khomasdal Shotokan Dojo club was founded, the karateka from this dojo are ready to take part in an international karate championships in South Africa in August.
Khomasdal Shotokan Dojo was founded by the then 17-year old Morchen Kruger in June 2012. Kruger, who herself sees karate as a passion has put so much effort in training many young people. The Khomasdal dojo offers training twice a week in all three categories, kiddies karate, junior and senior categories.
An enthusiastic Kruger said she and her team are training hard to prepare for their trip to South Africa. “ We are really looking forward to this as we have been working very hard lately” said the young dedicated Sensei.
The Shotokan International Development Tournament takes place in Johannesburg in August.
The Khomasdal Shotokan Dojo was started by Kruger on 19 June last year, with only five karateka. Today it boasts 14 active and dedicated karateka. The club is an affiliated dojo of the well-known Shotokan Karate Academy under the guidance of 6th Dan instructor, Sensei Willem Burger.
Congratulating the Khomasdal dojo, Burger said it is “commendable that Khomasdal dojo has grown so significantly in membership numbers since its inception a year ago. Such growth is indicative of the confidence and trust that the community places on the leadership values and guidance provided by the Shotokan Karate Academy.
He only had the highest praise for the enthusiasm and direction provided by the Kruger family in terms of the Khomasdal dojo’s commitment to the community, saying “the Khomasdal karate dojo plays an important part in fostering Christian values as well as important cultural values of respect and loyalty needed so much in a modern society.”