Category Archives: KPC

KPC at KSA Nationals in Durban

The past weekend of 28 August saw Eugene Oosthuizen sensei and a number of Karate Performance Centre (KPC) athletes compete for Gauteng at the KSA Open & Elite Nationals in Durban. Eugene sensei attended as Gauteng coach.

The following KPC athletes competed and medalled.

Roos Shiloh Verreyne  Gold Girls Kumite 8/9 years U30kgs
Van Der Westhuizen Jean  Gold Boys Kumite 8/9 years U30kgs
Millard Eben  Gold Boys Kumite 8/9 years +30kgs
Vertue Franco Gold Boys Kumite 10/11 years U30kgs
Brazelle Ethan  Gold Boys Kumite 10/11 years U35kgs
Esterhuizen Isabel  Gold Girls Kumite 10/11 years +45kgs
Du Preez Thirq  Bronze Cadet Boys Kumite 14/15 years U57kgs
Viljoen Elmien  Silver Senior Female Kumite – 18+ yrs – 68kg+

On Sunday, some of our athletes participated in the SA Squad Training in preparation for the Region 5 Championship, UFAK Championship and other international competitions planned for the remainder of 2021, including the WKF World Champs to be held in Dubai.

Congratulations to all our star athletes! KPC and Solis Ortus is very proud of you.

Sensei Eugene attends KSA Team Building Camp in the Drakensberg

Karate South Africa held a Team Building Camp over the weekend of 4 June 2021 in the Drakensberg at the Drakensberg Gardens Golf and Leisure Resort, near Underberg and Sani Pass in freezing temperatures and snow-covered mountains.

The Training Camp provided standardisation to KSA athletes and coaches.

Eugene Oosthuizen sensei attended the camp as KSA National Coach. On Friday evening an energetic training session took place with everyone where Eugene sensei trained the U21, Senior, Vets and Master athletes. This was followed by a briefing session where the program and rules for the weekend were discussed.

On Saturday morning, there were separate kata and kumite training sessions. Athletes attended another training session and completed fitness tests just after lunch. Coaches and athletes then attended a referees course immediately following the fitness tests.

Michelle Singh sensei presented a psychology session after the course. A few coaches were afterwards selected to give motivational speeches,  where Eugene sensei was asked to give some inspiration to the athletes.

A mini-tournament was hosted on Sunday where the selection panel kept a watchful eye over the competitors, observing them for a possible chance to compete in the region 5 tournament.

Thank you to Eugene sensei for giving his time, yet again, to teach and inspire karateka from across South Africa!

Oss!