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SKISA KARATE PROTEAS HONORED BY FIRST LADY DR BONGI NGEMA-ZUMA Skisa  Proteas - Dr Bongi  Ngema-Zuma - Banquet- 2014

SKISA karate Proteas were overwhelmed by the presence of our first lady Dr Bongi Ngema –Zuma at their presentation awards gala dinner banquet last week end

Moreover the champions of Africa Zone 6 recent  championships were delighted to receive their Protea award trophies from the first lady at the said banquet

“To be honoured by our first lady is a very special occasion indeed “said Africa’s triple gold medallist Riasha Singh who received the “Highflyer” award   

President of KSA Sonny Pillay expressed his gratitude to the firsty lady  for making our athletes feel very special on Woman’s day  ”  I am certain our SKISA Protea athletes will never forget the special occasion with the first lady in attendance”  said the SA karate legend Kyoshi Pillay.

The SKISA Organisation who produced a record number of Protea athletes numbering eighteen  in the current year  agreed to partner the first lady Dr Bongi Ngema-Zuma  in her fight against diabetes through its karate activities amongst the disadvantaged communities

SKISA Protea Team 2014
SKISA proteas - 2014

A very happy and excited  15  member strong  “SKISA “ Protea Team ( headed by coach Brando Pillay) returned to King Shaka airport on Monday evening  with a bagful of medals

Their outstanding performance at the Zone 6 Africa championships hosted in Zambia received huge praise from the President of Karate South Africa  Kyoshi Sonny Pillay

“The ‘SKISA” Proteas made a positive impact on the African stage” said the SA Karate legend Kyoshi  Pillay “ I am confident that WKF world champions are soon to emerge from these seasoned tournament fighters” added the National President   

National all styles universities ladies black belt  champion Riasha Singh captured three Africa titles with her haul of three gold medals certainly an all time African record

“It would be fair to say our lady Riasha set the championships “ablaze” with her dynamic performance in Zambia “said  team KSA  Head coach Brando Pillay who has personally mentored Riasha for the past 7 years

All  Fifteen  SKISA  members  (the largest contingent  of athletes in the Protea team )  team regularly attend advanced coaching workshops at the Tongaat sports centre under the watchful eye of Protea coach Brando Pillay

The KSA CEO Carlos Vilela who served as the GM of the tour expressed  his absolute delight at the athletes all round performance and described it as “Awesome “

SKISA’S official medical commission members Doctors Reddy and Khan both rendered medical back up at the Africa Zone 6 event and ensured that injuries were treated timeously

Kyoshi Sonny Pillay also congratulated the  TEAM KSA (male and female)   who made the  Rainbow proud by being crowned Africa Zone 6 champions  2014 in the team events

Protea Team Kata 2011Protea Team Kata 2011 - 1a

SKISA PROTEAS TRIUMPH IN AUSTRALIA 2011
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THE TRIUMPHANT SKISA PROTEAS TEAM SOUTH AFRICA RETURNED ON MONDAY ADMIST A HEROES WELCOME AT KING SHAKA AIRPORT  

TOAST OF THE DURBAN SKISA "DAREDEVILS" IS SHAKASKRAAL ASHWARIYA RAMNARIAN WHO WAS CROWNED COMMONWEALTH CHAMPION AFTER WINNING GOLD IN THE CADET GIRLS DIVISION  

RIDGEPARK HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT SHEYRANYA NAIDOO WON THREE MEDALS (2 SILVER /1 BRONZE) WITH OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCES IN TEAM KUMITE /KATA AND INDIVIDUAL KUMITE  

NEWLANDS WEST JASHEN BALRAJH EXECUTED BRILLIANT KICKING TECHNIQUES TO TO FINISH IN THE TOP THREE 

TRINA OREE CRAWFORD NORTH COAST PUPIL PUNCHED HER WAY TO A SILVER WITH CLEVER FOOTWORK AND NARROWLY LOST THE FINAL TO A NEW ZEALANDER  

SKISA WONDERGIRL RIASHA SINGH WHO ATTENDS DURBANS SASTRI COLLEGE WON TWO BRONZE MEDALS AFTER EXPERIENCING SOME TOUGH REFEREEING DECISION

CRAWFORD COLLEGE LA LUCIA PUPIL DEWALT SADIE FACED TOUGH COMPETITION FROM THE BURLY AUSTRALIAN FIGHTERS AND ROSE TO THE OCCASION WITH A PODIUM FINISH BRONZE MEDAL

TONGAATS MISHKA CHUNILAL A SEA TIDES GRADE 11 PUPIL CAPTURED BRONZE IN THE TEAM KATA WITH HER TEAM MATES RIASHA AND SHEYRANYA CURRENT KSA NATIONAL TEAM KATA CHAMPIONS

PROTEA COACH BRANDO PILLAY WHO COACHED THE NATIONAL TEAM (THE SKISA PROTEAS INCLUDED) FROM THE COACHES CHAIR AT RINGSIDE WAS FULL OF PRAISE FOR HIS TEAM "OUR FIGHTERS MADE THE RAINBOW NATION PROUD"

"MOREOVER TEAM SA ON THE WHOLE  FINISHED  A CREDIBLE 3RD ON THE OVERALL MEDALS COUNT BEHIND HOSTS AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND " ADDED THE COACHING MAESTRO SENSEI BRANDO

SKISA Proteas 2011

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In 2003, SKISA hosted the 8th SKIF World Karate Championships in Durban. This event was endorsed by Kancho Kanazawa, the Grandmaster of SKIF as well as the Nelson Mandela Foundation, Professor Fatima Meer (biographer of Nelson Mandela) and Madiba (Nelson Mandela).

Due to the then national governing body (KASA) being in disarray, SKISA being a member of the Martial Arts Association of South Africa (MAASA), was given an opportunity to obtain National colours for its team. Mr Eddie Jacobsen, the Chairperson of MAASA, applied and recommended to the then SASC (Sports Commission) that Protea Colours be awarded to the SKI-SA Team. This was granted and certificates (signed by the CEO Mr Gideon Sam) and Protea Colours were officially presented to the team by Dr Sam Ramsamy (then NOCSA president) and MEC for Sport and Education in KZN, the Minister Narend Singh at an official function held in the Phoenix Technikon in Kwa Zulu Natal.

Our Protea’s

Brando protea 1a
Brando Pillay

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Sonny Pillay

trevor02
Trevor Ganess

1Kruben02
Kruben Pillay

1Evita
Evita Pillay

1Jeffery Gumbi
Jeffery Gumbi

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Tina Lee Singh

2Deniro
Deniro Pillay

1victorgumbi
Victor Gumbi

1Donovan
Donovan Goodall

Ravi Moodley
Ravi Moodley

jay
Jay Sewsunker

Nishaan Maharaj

 

sekhar
Sekar Naidoo

priya 1
Priya Pillay

Lisha Ramraj

elishia 1
Elisha Naidoo

Jack van der Merwe - protea colours
Jack van der Merwe

Dewalt Sadie - 1
Dewalt Sadie

MISHKA CHUNILAL - 1
Mishka Chunilal

Ash Ramnarian
Ash Ramnarian

savannah brandsma
Savannah Brandsma

sarsha pillay
Sarsha Pillay

Aston
Aston

RIASHA SINGH - 1
Riasha Singh

SHARANYA NAIDOO - 1
Shayranya Naidoo

TRINA OREE - 1
Trina Oree

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Megan Naidoo

 

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