All members of the Official South Africa KyokushinKai South Africa Team successfully completed their registration at the IKO 12th World Open and Elite Karate championship this past Thursday at the Musashinomo Sports Plaza in Tokyo Japan.
The fighters were split into their various divisions which included the Open, Seniors and Juniors divisions. Following procedure competitors presented their credentials along with medical compliance certificates to ensure participation in what would be a physically demanding competition over the next few days.
Even though slightly nervous as is expected with any event of this nature the competitors enjoyed catching up with friends from several other nations. Once again the camaraderie of international karate was prevalent as the gathering took on the feeling of international reactions under one common umbrella.
Team South Africa looking resplendent in their South African kit that was recognised by many.