Karate Union readies for Zone 6 Championships

28 Apr 2015 09:30am
ONGWEDIVA, 28 APR (NAMPA) – The karate national team that is to represent Namibia at the 14th Zone Six Championship in Johannesburg, South Africa has been endorsed, the Namibia Karate Union (NAKU) revealed in a press release on Monday.
The same NAKU press release pointed out that the team was endorsed after the trials held in Walvis Bay on 14 March this year.
The final squad of the Namibian karate team was selected during the NAKU general meeting (AGM) held in Windhoek this year on the 21st February.
In preparation for the Zone Six championship, the national team has been busy with regional group training sessions around the country since last Saturday.
“The training will run every weekend leading up to the tournament at the end of May,” reads the NAKU press release.
The training groups are divided into coastal, northern, central and southern regions. The coastal region training session is taking place at the Goju-Kai dojo in Walvis Bay, while the northern and central regions’ sessions are taking place at the Karate-Zen dojo in Ongwediva and the Goju-Ryu dojo in Windhoek respectively.
The NAKU press release indicated that a plan is underway to assist training in the southern regions of the country.
Members of NAKU during the last AGM re-elected Cornelius D’ Alton as president of the union while Riëtte Jacobs, Rowan Carstens, Freddie Mwiya, Leonard Martin, Charles Pontac, Sakkie Jooste and Schalk Burger are members of the new executive.
Nichol Sibeso is the union’s public relations officer (PRO).