SKAI Swakopmund honours its best

Top performers acknowledged

21 November 2019 | Sports


The annual Shotokan Karate Academy International (SKAI) Swakopmund prize giving ceremony was held recently.

During the year, karateka from the dojo excelled in various areas.

On national level, karateka attended the NAKU National Trials in February and competed in the SKAI Swakopmund Open Tournament in April. In July, Windhoek hosted the SKAI National Championships and in October Walvis Bay hosted the SKAI Development Tournament. The NAKU National Championships also took place in September.

At international level, Suzelle Pronk participated at the WKF Beach Games in Ivory Coast. Athletes from the dojo also participated in the Region 5 Championship during May.

Suzelle Pronk, Mayvonne Swart, René Giliomee and Jan-Magiel Leff participated at the Africa Karate Championship (UFAK) in Botswana in July, and in August Suzelle also participated at the Africa Games in Morocco.

In addition to the above, Maiko van der Bijl, Adelinde Lang, Lené Mans, René Giliomee and Mayvonne Swart will attempt their Nidan grading, while Jan-Magiel Leff and Lee Thomas will attempt their Junior Nidan grading on 30 November 2019.

Suzelle will be competing in Spain in this time and, along with Jan-Magiel, at the Youth League in Italy in December.

The first event of 2020 takes place on Wednesday, 15 January at 17:30 at the Swakopmund/Tamariskia Town Hall, with registrations and the start of the new trimester. Thereafter the UFAK Championships take place in Morocco in February.

Sensei Valdemar Swart (dojo owner for 28 years) is extremely proud of what his karateka have achieved this year. “Everyone is a winner in karate. It is not only an art but a sport that is perfect for youngsters and adults.”

For more information, contact Sensei Valdemar at 085 124 2938, Theresa Swart at 081 234 0134, via [email protected], or swakop_karate on Instagram.

SKAI also has dojos in Windhoek, Walvis Bay, Omaruru and Tsumeb

Best grading:
Boys karateka 3rd Trimester - Alpheus Ngavee
Girls karateka 3rd Trimester - Ariane Dengeinge
Boys karateka for the year - Jurgen Naruseb
Girls karateka for the year - Gabriella Diergaardt

Kotze Floating Trophies
Progress boys karateka - Francois Pienaar
Progress boys karateka - Laban Nghitaunapo
Progress girls/women karateka - Gabriella Diergaardt
Most improved karateka for 2019 (overall) - Liam Labuschagne
Dedication trophy 2019 - Marchelle de Jager

Age group 7 – 11:
Jnr boys kata karateka - Charldon Fourie
Jnr boys kumite karateka - Wehan Groenewald
Best performance jnr. boys karateka - Khian Kotze
Jnr. girls kata karateka - Basha Claassen
Jnr. girls kumite karateka - Gabriella Strappazzon
Best performance jnr. girls karateka - Simoné Labuschagne
All over best performance boys and girls - Akila Idiou

Age group 12 – 15:
Jnr. boys kata karateka - Eloy Dentlinger
Jnr. boys kumite karateka - Delroy Dentlinger
Best performance jnr. boys karateka - Christopher Armstrong
Jnr. girls kata karateka - Merziaan Mouton
Jnr. girls kumite karateka - Ronja Porteus
Best performance jnr. girls karateka - Miriam Idiou
All over best performance - Julian Stuurman

Age group 16 - 20:
Sr. boys kata karateka - Devano Diergaardt
Sr. boys kumite karateka - Dominique Tsaneb
Best performance sr. boys karateka - Keanu Stuurman
Sr. girls kata karateka - Janielle Goagoses
Sr. girls kumite karateka - René Giliomee
Best performance sr. girls karateka - Mayvonne Swart
All over best performance sr. boys and girls Jan-Magiel Leff

Johan & Hester Swart Trophy
Outstanding performance during a competition - Senior division Suzelle Pronk

Pieter & Karen Hamman Trophies
Best performance senior men karateka - Reynard van Zyl
Best performance senior women karateka - Suzelle Pronk

Van der Bijl Trophy
All over best performance - Suzelle Pronk
Overall best performance Shotokan Swakopmund Shield - Jan-Magiel Leff (awarded for class attendance, dedication, best groomed, results in competition, independent, results at grading’s and judging).

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