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News Archive '14

 

RIASHA SINGH RECEIVES " SUPERSTAR" OF THE YEAR 2014
RIASHA SINGH - SUPERSTAR - 2014
Pic L-R Founder of SKISA Sonny Pillay ,Superstar Riasha Singh, CEO of KSA Carlos Vilela and Protea coach Brando Pillay

Riasha Singh who last week end was crowned “All styles “champion of the National universities  Championships hosted in Port Elizabeth received the SKISA SUPERSTAR of the year Award

The prestigious accolade was bestowed on Riasha a UKZN 2nd year engineering student at a Gala dinner banquet  hosted by the SKISA Trust in Durban

Riasha a triple Africa (ZONE 6) champion has won every tournament she entered during the current year 2014

Protea coach Brando Pillay said that” Riasha who is oozing with talent is a potential  future world champion “I have no doubt that Riasha will climb the WKF podium sooner than later “ added Brando Pillay  

The Reservoir hills resident Riasha expressed her delight upon being awarded the “Superstar of the year” title and said she was greatly indebted to her organisation SKISA and her mentor the Protea Coach Sensei Brando for his guidance

“Sensei Brando is an outstanding coach who has worked wonders for me” in addition “ I owe everything I achieved in karate  to him and I believe I can win the world title with his guidance”  concluded the pint size dynamite Riasha   

As a matter of interest Riasha regularly teaches classes in the evenings throughout Durban and its suburbs    (call her for further details on 0718980068 or email riasha.singh@yahoo.com)      
RIASHA SINGH - SUPERSTAR - 2014 - 1

 

 

COMMUNITY LEADER HONOURED
RICHARD NAIDOO - LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT award
RICHARD NAIDOO RECEIVES THE SKISA TRUST LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD FROM FOUNDER KYOSHI SONNY PILLAY AND AV MOHAMED CHAIRMAN OF THE SKISA TRUST

Local KZN community leader and  “Paul Harris”  awardee Richard Naidoo received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the SKISA Trust

The prestigious accolade was bestowed on Richard who serves on the board of over twenty organisations in KZN at a gala dinner banquet held last week end in Durban

Kyoshi Sonny Pillay Founder of the SKISA trust  paid glowing tribute to Richard for his service to humanity “Richard has always addressed the imbalances of the past with his support of  social outreach projects” said Kyoshi Pillay

Richard who serves as the treasurer of the SKISA trust and GOPIO  expressed his delight upon receiving the said Award “I feel overwhelmed with this rare honour and am very gratified that my small contribution to society  hasn’t gone unnoticed

moreover I promise to continue my work in the field in endeavouring to alleviate poverty amongst the previously disadvantaged and underprivileged communities“ concluded  the lifetime achievement awardee Richard Naidoo.

 

Education Visionary Commended
Daya Naidoo - award - 1
L-R Kyoshi Sonny Pillay (President of KSA) Anita Pillay (first lady of SKISA ) Daya Naidoo (Director of Daylee Independent sch)  Protea coach Brando Pillay

The Daylee Independent school Director Daya Naidoo was recently honoured  for her outstanding contribution made in the field of education

The Verulam based  education Visionary who embarked on an  Independent education institution more than 10 years ago was bestowed a Commendation Award jointly by SKISA and the SKIFA world karate organisation

The prestigious accolade presented by the first lady of SKISA Anita Pillay  was made at a gala dinner banquet held  in Durban   

Founder of SKISA and president of Karate South Africa Kyoshi Sonny Pillay paid glowing tribute to Daya for her tireless promotion of education for the youth of today

“Daya is most deserving of this Commendation Award as she is in our view an ambassador for education in general and SKISA has ensured by virtue of this presentation of the said award her contribution doesn’t go un noticed  “ said Kyoshi Pillay

“I am very grateful to Kyoshi Sonny Pillay and the SKISA organisation for honouring me as this award is indicative of the progress of the Daylee Independent school over the years it has been in existence “ said the very modest awardee Daya Naidoo.

 

Solly Said Message - dec 2014

 

World SKF

3rd December 2014.

Dear Kyoshi,

On behalf of WSKF South Africa we would like to congratulate you on your 8th Dan recently awarded by WKF.

Your effort in trying to unite karate South Africa obviously has not gone unnoticed.

I am sure that all members of SKIF South Africa and members of other karate organisations are proud of you.

We wish you every success for the future.

Kind Regards,

Michael Dukas

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JKS - congratulation

KAI Congratulations 2014 - 1

Kyoshi Sonny Pillay recieves WKF 8th Dan
Kyoshi Sonny Pillay recieves WKF 8th Dan - 1

kyoshi 8th Dan - Letter - Jonathan Duncan

 

SKISA CONGRESS 2014 AN OVERWHELMING SUCCESS
SKISA Congress 2014 - 1
Delegates at the SKISA congress 2014 with President Kyoshi Sonny Pillay (seated in the centre )

SKISA karate  organisation successfully hosted its annual congress 2014 on Sunday  in Durban

Delegates from throughout the republic graced the said congress during which the way forward for the organisation was mapped out

President and founder of SKISA Kyoshi Sonny Pillay comprehensively explained  the latest  KSA policies of which serious cognisance must be taken by clubs and style associations

SKISA Legal matters and future policy was explained in detail by SKISA legal advisor Deniro Pillay of Top Law Firm Norton Rose Fullbright   

New SKISA delegates Sam Nkosi ,Gilbert Isaka  from Kimberly and Tembha Ndlovu from Mpumalanga were briefed about the SKIF Kanazawa world cup scheduled for South America in October 2015 and assured technical support by Protea coach Brando Pillay in terms of preparation

Senior black belt instructor Sam Nkosi  in addressing the audience expressed his optimism in joining his new karate family the SKISA  organisation “my athletes will have huge opportunities here in my new home SKISA” said Sam Nkosi who also serves as  Vice President of KSA Northern Cape

Protea coach Tembha Ndlovu leader of SKISA in the Mpumalanga province said he was delighted at the professionalism manner exhibited by the  SKISA leadership  and pledged his total support going forward “ I am here to stay coz I see a winning formula in this organisation SKISA” said  the former KSA champion

“We had a profitable week end from a karate perspective and were excellently briefed by our leader the legendry  Kyoshi Pillay  “said technical affairs head of SKISA Brando Pillay “feeling rejuvenated  its now all systems go” concluded Brando who is the head KSA Protea coach for children,cadets and juniors     

 

 

AFRICA'S TRIPLE GOLD MEDALLIST RIASHA SINGH

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KARATE SOUTH AFRICA (KSA) karate superstar Riasha Singh, who regularly teaches classes in and around Durban set a record at the Africa World Karate Federation (WKF)  Zone 6  Championships held over the past week end in Zambia.

The National universities 2013 ALL styles champion achieved a triple gold medal haul in the senior ladies black belt category. The seasoned tournament campaigner who hails from KZN province was coached ringside whilst setting a new ALL time record (triple gold AFRICA Zone 6 champion) by her mentor and coach KSA-Protea Coach Brando Pillay.  

“I firmly believe that Riasha who is super fit and oozing with talent is destined soon to be a world WKF champion” said the head coach of Team KSA at the Zambia event.   

Upon her return home on Monday a very excited Riasha expressed her gratitude to SKISA her domestic organisation, KSA the national federation for karate in SA and her parents for their consistent financial support for her many karate tours abroad.

“My parents have been a tower of support both financially and morally” said the UKZN engineering student.

“Given that I was unfairly axed from the national junior team  by the previous NEC of KSA in 2011, I am very elated that I was able to win  three SENIOR  Africa  titles at the Zone 6 Africa championships , I did it for the Rainbow  Nation” added the karate superstar.  

For enquiries on karate classes in Durban and its suburbs email Ethekwini technical convenor (Lorenzo)  Lorenzo.pillay@gmail.com or call 0823029504

 

MURAKAMI SHIHAN SOUTH AFRICAN TOUR APRIL 2014
MURAKAMI SHIHAN SOUTH AFRICAN TOUR - APRIL 2014

World SKIF chief instructor Murakami Shihan  recently embarked on his annual pilgrimage to South Africa during which he shared his rare brand of karate with members of the SKISA organisation and associated members The world renowned Shotokan maestro Murakami Shihan spent his first 3 days in Gauteng province (accompanied by  President of KSA Kyoshi Sonny Pillay) teaching advanced technical workshops at the WSKF hq in the Sedibeng region and was thereafter a guest of SKISA 's  Sensei's  Kruben Pillay and renowned SA senior instructor Ian Duncan in Kayalami The third leg of the 2 time world champion Murakami was hosted in the North West province Pilanesberg (Sundance Ranch) during which a free development workshop was taught by the Maestro for the youth of the previously disadvantaged communities Despite his busy schedule the Japanese  master was able to go on a hunting trip and a game drive in  Pilanesberg area Protea coach Eugene Oosthuizen (as is traditional whenever Murakami Shihan tours SA ) hosted a huge seminar at the JKA hq dojo in Pretoria that was

very well attended and appreciated by all Murakami Shihan and chief instructor of SKISA thereafter landed on Thursday in KZN'S leading tourist city  Durban  for the final leg of the tour that commenced with a development workshop for over 100 colour belts at Tongaat's sports centre The participants were very excited and anxiously qued up at the end of the session for the Maestro to autograph their posters with his picture and were truly delighted to be in the company of such a huge karate personality some of whom met a Japanese karate master for the very first time ever Friday heralded the Masters camp at the DUT for the senior grade students (brown and black belts ) more-especially SKISA instructors  that continued until Sunday followed by Dan Exams A MAJOR FREE DEVLOPMENT WORKSHOP FOR PUPILS OF THE COLUMBIA PRIMARY SCHOOL WAS HOSTED BY SKISA DURING WHICH THE JAPANESE KARATE MAESTRO MURAKAMI SHARED THIS KNOWLEDGE OF THE BASIC FUNDEMENTALS OF SHOTOKAN KARATE WITH THE YOUTH OF THE LESS FORTUNATE COMMUNITIES ........this social outreach program was well received by the senior community leaders ,educators led by Sunil Cara of the hosting school , the CEO of KSA and treasurer of the SKISA trust

Richard Naidu   

In between SKISA hosted its flagship event the International Kanazawa cup on Saturday that was an overwhelming success The Master's karate activities culminated in a grand celebration party on Sunday evening at the DUT conference centre during which all guests Murakami Shihan included let their hair down with great entertainment provided by dance band" Men in black "

The SKISA hierarchy bid Sayanora to the visiting maestro Murakami Shihan on

Monday evening at Durban's King Shaka Airport   

Until April 2015 and Murakami Shihan's 15th anniversary visit SKISA will continue to practice the many brilliant techniques he shared with the SKISA family members and associates

 

SKISA COACH OF THE YEAR 2014
COACH OF THE YEAR 2014 - 1
L-R   Japanese Grand Master Murakami Manabu, Protea coach Brando Pillay ,MP Prof Ndabandaba (SKISA HLVP) Speaker Logie Naidoo and Carlos Vilela (CEO KSA)

Protea coach Brando Pillay was recently conferred the outstanding “coach of the year” award by the SKISA organisation   

He has coached the SKISA national style team non -stop since 2003   and achieved a top 5 rankings for them at the 2012 world championships in Sydney Australia “an outstanding achievement indeed “said President of SKISA  Kyoshi Sonny Pillay

The accolade was bestowed on the seasoned karate teacher Sensei  Brando  at last week ends SKISA awards banquet  by two time world champion visiting Japanese Maestro Murakami Manabu at the Durban University of Technology

The Protea coach who recently attended an international  advanced karate  technical workshop at the SKIF HQ in Japan was appointed at a KSA Technical congress the official coach of the cadets and junior teams of national federation KSA  

The seasoned tournament fighter and coach  leaves for Botswana with TEAM SA as head coach for  the Africa Youth games 2014

Prof Gabriel Ndabandaba HLVP of SKISA  during his keynote address paid glowing tribute to the Protea coach Brando  at the Awards banquet

 

SKISA SALUTES ITS SENIOR INSTRUCTORS AT RECENT WEEKEND SEMINAR MARCH-2014 AT TONGAAT SPORTS CENTRE
SENIOR INSTRUCTORS Seminar - March 2014

 

SKISA SALUTES CURRENT KSA NATIONAL TEAM
AND ELITE KATA CHAMPIONS
KSA National Team - Elite kata champions 2014

Riasha Singh,Thirushini  Naicker and Pria Pillay

 

SKISA’S ELITE INTERNATIONAL CHAMPIONS 2014
SKISA - ELITE INTERNATIONAL CHAMPIONS - 2014
SKISA’S SUPERSTARS celebrate with Protea coach Brando Pillay their haul  of  the medals captured at the recent KSA international elite tournament hosted in Durban

SKISA’s KZN  caps rose to the occasion once again by winning a major share of the medals on offer at the recent KSA INTERNATIONAL ELITE CHAMPIONSHIPS

The very prestigious event that attracted karateka from around the republic  was hosted at the DUT in Durban  

Top performances from 2014 KSA kata team champions of Riasha Singh ,Pria Pillay and Thiru Naicker ,Urick Naidoo and Dzemil Muric ensured SKISA superstars winning several Gold Medals

“This was an outstanding performance by the fighters of SKISA ORG” said Protea coach Brando Pillay “moreover coz  they were given very stiff competition from participants from abroad viz Zimbabwe, Bangladesh ,Mozambique and Botswana “

Many of these medallists have now positioned themselves for the awarding of Protea colours and have several international tours scheduled for 2014 viz Zone 6 Africa champs in Zambia and World youth cup in Crotia   

President of KSA when asked to comment said that the Elite international tournament was an overwhelming success with several outstanding performances by our local karate stars and KSA looks forward to hosting this  this event annually in Durban

 

SKISA KZN CAPS SHINE AT NATIONALS 2014
SKISA KZN CAPS - 2014
SKISA SUPERSTARS WHO SHONE BRIGHTLY AT THE RECENT KSA NATIONALS IN BLOEMFONTEIN

SKISA KZN CAPS shone brightly at last week-ends KSA nationals having won 27 medals

The highlight was the 7 gold medallist viz  double gold winner Riasha Singh , Yash Jugoo, Thirushni Naicker, Pria Pillay, Tayler Brandsma  and Bianca Mothilal (National champions ) performances that delighted the chief coach Sensei Brando Pillay

“These champs have proved the old theory that hard work pays dividends” said Sensei Brando who is also a current Protea coach

“SKISA has set a record with this 27medal haul at a nationals “said the very excited president of SKISA Kyoshi Sonny Pillay

This outstanding achievement will enhance the possibility of our KSA champions being awarded their Protea colours in the near future added  Kyoshi Pillay (current President  of KSA the National governing body for Karate in South Africa)

All the champions are currently busy preparing for the SA and Elite open championships in Durban later this month during which they will do battle with visiting countries such as Nigeria, Cameroon, Mozambique, Botswana Swaziland ,India and Mauritius

“This ELITE championships  is going to be the battle of the best of the best  in Africa said KSA CEO Carlos Vilela

For all enquiries rgds to the Elite champs 21-23 feb plse email carlos@africote.co.za

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