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Karate in the Olympics!! Olympics


KSA Eastern Cape Karate Assoc. Looking Ahead

We are proud to announce once and for all, the unification of karate in the Eastern Cape under the auspices of Karate South Africa, the official karate body affiliated to SASCOC.

We are encouraging all karate practitioners and instructors in the Eastern Cape to take note that Karate South Africa will be hosting the Commonwealth Karate Championships in Durban during 2017 and also will be the only body to get access to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games for all karateka.

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KSA Receives Endorsement from WKF at World Cup Congress 2016 in Linz

President of National Karate Federation KSA, Sonny Pillay Hanshi, received an overwhelming endorsement at the WKF World Congress from both the All Africa Karate Federation (UFAK) and the WKF current world governing body for karate. Moreover it was categorically stated by the WKF president, Antonio Espinos, that KSA are currently the official custodians of karate in South Africa by virtue of its official recognition by the WKF an affiliate of the IOC

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2016 World Karate Championship - Linz Austria

Some of our athletes recently attended the 2016 World Championship held in Linz, Austria during October 2016. Please click on the links below to view the various reports of the Championship:

Managerial Report

Coaching Report

Team Leader Report

A few images of our atheletes in action:

KZN Development Champs Hosted by Karate KZN, "A Huge Success," says Sonny Pillay Hanshi, President of KSA

The recent KSA Development Championships hosted by Karate KZN was an overwhelming success with karateka from throughout the republic in attendance.

The North West Province fielded a huge group of fighters from the previously disadvantaged and underprivileged communities under the management of the N-West newly elected chair, lady Kgomotso Motshabi.

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Cape Town High Court Judge Gamble orders arbitration as KSA’s membership with SASCOC remains firmly intact


Report on proceedings in case no. 16816/2016 before the Honourable Mr Justice Gamble on 7 October 2016

When the matter was called before Judge Gamble, the Judge indicated that having read the papers, he still had concerns regarding the urgency of the application and the appropriateness of setting it down during recess. Counsel was accordingly asked to deal with the issue of urgency first, as well as the question of jurisdiction.

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Karate Elevated to Olympic Status

"Finally Karate elevated to Olympic status. A historical decision indeed" says KSA President, Sonny Pillay Hanshi.

Read the IOC letter here