Date: July 2, 2022
Venue: Tshwane University of Technology, Soshanguve North Campus, Pretoria, South Africa
Organizers/Host: WKO South Africa NEC, WKO SA/Africa Region President Mr. Isaac Mashinini and Humbulani Mphuma (host)
Shinkyokushinkai South Africa, hosted a very successful and well-attended annual national senior tournament in weight division (for competitors 18+ years). This tournament follows a two-year break due to COVID-19, as we did not have national tournaments in 2020 and 2021.
The tournament had 69 registered competitors participating in all of the six different weight division categories (2 women division and 4 men division). Participants were from all the provinces of South Africa and other full contact organizations. The tournament was officiated by 16 officials who ensured the smooth running of the event and fair competition.
The tournament gave an opportunity to all competitors selected to represent the Africa Region in the 7th World Karate Championship in Weight Categories to test their readiness for the upcoming world championship in Poland on September 24-25, 2022. The tournament also provided Shihan Mashinini with a great platform as referee to prepare for the world championship as he took to the tatami as center referee for the final bouts.
We would like to congratulate all of the participants and winners in the competition and to extend our gratitude to all the sponsors, particularly Tshwane University of Technology, Soshanguve Campus for hosting the tournament and making it a success. We acknowledge our instructors for their commitment to the development and growth of the organization and the sport and expresses great happiness with the performance of all fighters, for the great skills and determination they have showed on the tatami.
Sensei Andronica Rakgantso (3rd dan)
PA to Shihan Isaac Mashinini;
President: WKO Shinkyokushinkai Karate South Africa/Africa region
South Africa 2022 National tournament