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Karate in the Olympics!! Olympics


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

KSA Honorarium

President of KSA Sonny Pillay Hanshi accompanied by VP Albert Marias recently bestowed a LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD on SA karate legend Norman Robinson Shihan on the occasion of his 80th birthday celebration.

The inscription etched on the prestigious accolade (presented on the night of the celebration of Norman Shihan’s 80th birthday) and read by the KSA President Pillay Hanshi ranked Norman Shihan as “Grandmaster“ a first for KSA.

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Further Clarity from the WKF President Re Current Status KSA/SASCOC/UFAK/WKF

Dear Mr. Marais,

I had a look to the attachment as well as the heads of argument contained in a separate e-mail received today. (WKF Letter & Letter from WKF to SASCOC)

As regards to the attachment here, I only have to say that the position of the WKF has always been the same, and contrary to what SASCOC is saying in its 1st September letter that “ today we learnt that there is not such thing as semi contact karate” as well as other false and misleading statements, deliberately ambiguous. I attach my letter of August 14th 2015 to SASCOC CEO where the position of the WKF is clearly explained. The WKF has never endorsed the formation of any so called “umbrella structure, nor any restructuring of KSA.

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President of WKF Antonio Espinos sets the record straight with SASCOC once and for all

Dear Mr. Reddy,

The WKF General Secretary and myself have met again with Mr. Sam Ramsamy in Rio de Janeiro on the 9th of September. Between others, we have agreed that the WKF General Secretary Toshi Nagura will travel to South Africa in order to meet with SASCOC and KSA and clarify once more, hopefully once for all, the WKF position, which by the way has been already expressed to you several times, the first one as I recall in my letter to you the 14th of August of 2015.

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