JSKA world karate championships to take place at the coast

The Japan Shotokan Karate Association (JSKA) will organise the world karate championships at Swakopmund this weekend.

Earlier this month, a media statement by the chief instructor of the Namibia Shotokan Karate Academy, Willem Burger, indicated that the event will take place at the Dome Indoor Sport Centre on Friday and Saturday.
The twelve countries registered to take part are Japan, Scotland, England, Germany, Switzerland, Angola, Botswana, South Africa, Mozambique, Czech Republic, Kenya and Palestine.

The international teams were expected to arrive in Namibia yesterday. Masters training courses are presented by karate masters from various nationalities at the Dome on until today.

The main event will start on Friday at 08h00.

Burger said the hosting of the world championship in Namibia is not only a major milestone for the country, but also an opportunity for Namibians to participate at international level.

The JSKA World Karate Championships are held every two years and the Namibia Shotokan Karate Academy has been taking part since 2004, winning a total of
114 medals.