KPC athletes victorious!

Several Karate Performance Centre athletes competed over the weekend of 9 to 11 April held in Bloemfontein. They formed part of the Gauteng team competing in the Karate South Africa team events.

Gauteng men’s team with Eugene sensei
Gauteng women’s team with Emma Wentzel as coach

Eugene Oosthuizen sensei arrived in Bloemfontein on Thursday to check the lay of the land. On Friday 9 April, KPC karateka took three gold, a silver and bronze. Well done to the gold winners, Ethan Brazelle, Isabelle Esterhuizen, and Franko Vertue. Pieter Jordaan received a silver for kumite and bronze for kata.

Isabelle Esterhuizen and Eugene sensei
Ethan Brazelle and Eugene sensei
Franko Vertue and Eugene sensei
Pieter Jordaan and Eugene sensei

Day 2 on Saturday 10 April went equally well. Elmien Viljoen took a silver medal, whilst Hardus van Jaarsveld and Thirq du Preez both received bronzes for kumite.

Hardus van Jaarsveld and Eugene sensei
Thirq de Preez and Eugene sensei

Sunday 10 April was the young ones’ (8/9 years) chance to perform, taking two gold and two silver medals. Eben Millard and Shiloh Verreyne Roos both took home their gold medals. Anica Myburgh and Jean van der Westhuizen got silver.

Eben Millard, Eugene sensei, and Jean van der Westhuizen
Anica Myburgh, Eugene sensei, and Shiloh Verreyne Roos

Well done and congratulations to Eugene sensei and all competing karateka.