Proud karatekas kick up

These karatekas from Matsutatsu Kyokushin-Kai Karate Club have reason to be proud as they were some of the students who graduated during Saturday's graduation ceremony. With them is their sensei, senpai Peter Malatji.

POLOKWANE –  According to the club sensei, senpai Peter Malatji, the club offers instruction and training to around 30 karatekas twice a week to not only help them stay fit but to help encourage a disciplined lifestyle.

Some of the karatekas of the Matsutatsu Kyokushin-Kai Karate Club are ready for training on Saturday.

“We train Thursdays and Saturdays at the Polokwane Cricket Club and we are proud of the karatekas moving up in the ranks during the graduation. Although we do not have a black belt graduating, karatekas from all the other classes graduated,” he said, adding they are proud of all their students as achieving this honour takes hard work and dedication. “Today some of the karatekas are graduating. All the colours of the belts are graduating, but no one received a black belt.”

He explained that these karatekas worked hard in achieving this honour and that he is very proud of them

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