A ROMANIAN team consisting of 17 karateka, as well as World Union of Karate-Do Federations (WUKF's) veteran men's Kata world champion Paul Fourie, will compete at the Fish River Sun next week.
The WUKF Africa Invitational and South African Shotokan Karate Academy (Saska) National Championship will be contested at the Fish from Thursday until Sunday and spectators can look forward to watching a star-studded Romanian team which includes five world champions.
Another highlight of the tournament is that Saska Style-Head, Shihan Koos Burger, will be celebrating his 70th birthday and 50th year of practising karate.
"These are two milestone events in the life of a man who has profoundly influenced generations of karateka," event organiser Gary Grapentin said.
The championship next week will comprise five competition arenas, each enhanced by overhead lighting and computerised scoring systems.
The championship will be preceded by training sessions with Burger and Romanian national coach Sensei Hanga Mihai.
The weekend's activities will conclude with a Sea Gashuku where karateka train on the beach, which is expected to attract more than 200 karateka.
For more information contact Grapentin on firstname.lastname@example.org