Karate: World Tang Soo Do Association African Championship |04 October 2019
Team of nine head to Botswana
Nine karatekas from the Northern Tang Soo Do studio left Seychelles yesterday for Gaborone, Botswana to take part in the World Tang Soo Do Association African Championship.
The championship will take place from October 4-6, 2019.
The Seychelles team comprise seven karatekas, one parent and Master James Faure who will head the delegation and will also act as an international judge.
Among the seven karatekas, four will be attempting their black belt grading today. They are Joseph Bibi who will be attempting the second dan black belt for a second time, while Jahvis Bernard, Che Benoiton and Steve Marie will be going for their first dan.
If they all pass their tests, the Northern Tang Soo Do studio will have three more black belt holders joining the existing black belt team, with Che Benoiton being the youngest at 15 years old.
The other karatekas who will be competing in Gaborone are Mastura Shah-Faure (second dan), Martin Cedras (second dan) and Dean Athanase (third Gup).
All seven karatekas will compete in open Hyung, Hyung with weapons, and sparring. The event will also include dan and Gup clinics, judging seminar and test among others.
It will also be attended by World Tang Soo Do Association Grand Master Robert Beaudouin all the way from the United States of America.
The team are expected back on October 9, 2019.