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Team SKISA - Australia 2012

SKISA TEAM SA HOW OFF THEIR CERTIFICATES OF PARTICIPATION  IN GRANDMASTER KANAZAWA’S SKIF WORLD CUP SYDNEY 2012SHOTOKAN KARATE WORLD CUP Australia - 5

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SA KARATE MAESTRO KYOSHI SONNY PILLAY PAYS TRIBUTE TO WORLD KARATE LEGEND GRANDMASTER KANAZAWA AS HE BIDS "ADIEU" TO THE GLOBAL KARATE FRATERNITY

TRIBUTE - KARATE GRANDMASTER KANAZAWA
SA karate legend Kyoshi Sonny Pillay says "Thank You" you to Grandmaster Kanazawa for the fond memories with the presentation of an original African art painting at the recent SKIF world cup karate 2012

SOUTH AFRICA'S KARATE MAESTRO KYOSHI SONNY PILLAY PRESENTED WORLD KARATE LEGEND GRANDMASTER KANAZAWA WITH AN ORIGINAL AFRICAN ART PAINTING AS A FAREWELL GIFT ON BEHALF OF THE "RAINBOW" NATION AS THE WORLD RENOWNED "MASTER OF MASTERS" PROFESSOR KANAZAWA ANOUNCED HIS OFFICIAL RETIREMENT FROM INTERNATIONAL TOURS AT THE RECENT WORLD CUP KARATE 2012 HOSTED IN THE OLYMPIC CITY OF SYDNEY (KYOSHI PILLAY LED THE THE LARGEST FOREIGN DELEGATION OF 72 MEMBERS WHO REPRESENTED TEAM SKISA) "THIS IS GOT TO BE THE SADDEST DAY IN MY KARATE LIFE TO SEE MY MENTOR AND GURU WHOM I HAVE SERVED FOR 4 DECADES BOW OUT OF THE INTERNATIONAL ARENA AFTER 60 YEARS OF GLOBETROTTING" SAID THE "KARATE KING" OF SOUTH AFRICA KYOSHI PILLAY I NEVER DREAMT OF THE DAY THAT OUR "FATHER" OF THE KARATE NATIONS (WORLDWIDE) WILL STEP OUT OF THE LIMELIGHT INTO THE TWILIGHT ZONE ADDED THE TECHNICAL HEAD (SHOTOKAN) OF NATIONAL FEDERATION KARATE SOUTH AFRICA (KSA)HOWEVER I AM PROUD TO SAY I HOSTED THIS KARATE GIANT IN SOUTH AFRICA ON 10 OCCASIONS IN THE PAST 35 YEARS A RECORD FOR THAT IS UNPARALLED FOR VISITS OF GRANDMASTERS (OF ANY STYLE) TO OUR SOIL AS A MATTER OF INTEREST I FIRMLY BELIEVE WHERE EVER IN THE UNIVERSE THERE EXISTS KARATE THE "SPIRIT" OF OUR BELOVED GRANDMASTER KANAZAWA WILL CERTAINLY PERMEATE THAT ENVIRONMENT MOREOVER HIS LEGENDARY PRESENCE HAS ALWAYS HAD A PROFOUND SPIRITUAL IMPACT ON KARATE GATHERINGS WORLD OVER KYOSHI SONNY PILLAY HAS PROMISED THE GRANDMASTER KANAZAWA DURING HIS FAREWELL MEETING IN SYDNEY AT THE SKIF SHOTOKAN WORLD CUP 2012 THAT HE WILL CONTINUE THE KANAZAWA LEGACY ESTABLISHED IN 1965 IN SOUTH AFRICA OF FOCUSSING ON THE PROMOTION OF THE MUCH NEEDED PEACE AND HARMONY AMONGST SOCIETY IN GENERAL THROUGH THE MEDIUM OF KARATE-DO

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TEAM SKISA “REACHING FOR THE SKY” IN DARLING HARBOUR SYDNEY AFTER A COACHING SESSION UNDER PROTEA COACH SENSEI BRANDO PILLAY
SHOTOKAN KARATE WORLD CUP Australia - 3

SHOTOKAN KARATE WORLD CUP Australia - 4
l/r: Theo Pillay, Nico Naidoo, Sinawo Dalasiwe, Brando Pillay(official coach), Gino Pillay and Damien Nair  

“I WAS CONFIDENT OUR BOYS WILL BE CROWNED WORLD TEAM CHAMPIONS 2012 IN SYDNEY” said Head of  SA delegation Kyoshi Sonny Pillay

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Durban Norths SKISA karate “SuperStars” truimph at
World Cup Karate Australia 2012

SHOTOKAN KARATE WORLD CUP Australia - 2
l/r:   Tahira Reddy, Savannah Brandsma, Yasti Reddy and Deven Govender

Durban norths karate superstars who ply their trade at GLENASHLEY SNR PREP SCHOOL  shone brightly at the recent GRANDMASTER KANAZAWA’S SKIF WORLD CUP KARATE AUSTRALIA 2012

They excelled on the world stage in the Cadett Division winning 5 medals (2 silver and 3 bronze)

The medalists  were Savannah Brandsma, Deven Govender, Yasti Reddy and Tahira Reddy

Tahira who missed gold by a whisker was the top performer with 2 medals a silver and bronze    

The Snr TEAM SKISA led by Protea coach sensei Brando achieved a top 8 position in the TEAM EVENT despite some very poor biased refereeing against Team SKISA  

“We are overwhelmed by our teams performance who defeated the title contenders TEAM BRAZIL enabling them to reach the top 8 “  said Head of delegation Kyoshi Sonny Pillay (Shotokan Technical head of KARATE SOUTH AFRICA national federation)

“It often seemed during the tri-annual Shotokan karate world cup  that our fighters who represented the Rainbow Nation had two opponents the fighter from the opposite team and the referee most of whom were from Australia and Europe   

“TEAM SKISA remain undeterred and will now prepare for the KSA/WKF national tournament circuit” said chief coach sensei Brando Pillay

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TEAM SKISA  ARE PROUDLY SOUTH AFRICAN HAVING REACHED THE TOP 8 OF THE KARATE WORLD CUP AUSTRALIA 2012  
SHOTOKAN KARATE WORLD CUP Australia - 1

TEAM SKISA RETURNED ON MONDAY AT KING SHAKA INTERNATIONAL IN A CELEBATORY MOOD HAVING REACHED THE TOP 8 (AMONGST 51 COUNTRIES) OF  GRANDMASTER KANAZAWA ‘S  SKIF  WORLD CUP HOSTED  IN THE OLYMPIC CITY OF SYDNEY

THE TEAM WHO WERE ALWAYS “AIMING HIGH” DEMOLISHED ONE OF THE TOURNAMENT FAVOURITES TEAM BRAZIL ON THE WAY FORWARD  TO THE QUARTER FINALS

LED BY PROTEA COACH SENSEI BRANDO SKISA TEAM SA  THEN FACED HOST NATION TEAM AUSTRALIA WHOM THEY WERE CONFIDENT OF BEATING BUT FATE DEALT THEM A TERRIBLE BLOW AS BIASED  REFEERING DECISIONS  BY  REFEREES WENT AGAINST THE LOCAL 10 TIME INTERNATIONAL KANAZAWA CUP CHAMPS (TEAM SKISA )

“THE STANDARD OF REFEREEING WAS SHOCKING TO SAY THE LEAST” SAID SA DELAGATION HEAD KYOSHI SONNY PILLAY “I COULDN’T BELIEVE THAT IN THE QUARTER FINAL MATCH (SKISA VS TEAM AUSTRALIA )THERE WAS A AUSTRALIAN ARBITRATOR ADDED THE SA KARATE LEGEND KYOSHI PILLAY

SHOTOKAN KARATE WORLD CUP Australia - 2
SKISA children Savannah,Yasti,Deven,and Tahira (medal winners)  “TRUIMPH” on the world stage SKIF WORLD CUP AUSTRALIA 2012  

TEAM SKISA WAS IN GREAT FORM AND OUR MANAGEMENT  WERE OPTIMISTIC THAT OUR BOYS WERE GOING TO BE CROWNED WORLD CHAMPS BUT IT WAS ABUNDANTLY  CLEAR  AS THE TRI -ANNUAL EVENT PROGRESSED THAT OUR TEAM FACED TWO OPPONENTS THE OPPONENT AND THE REFEREE

PROTEA COACH SENSEI BRANDO AND LADIES TEAM CAPTAIN TINA LEE SINGH SAID DESPITE THIS HUGE DISAPOINTMENT “ WE WILL BE BACK FOR THE WORLD CUP IN 2015 BEING HOSTED IN VENEZUELA” (SOUTH AMERICA)

KYOSHI SONNY PILLAY SAID “DESPITE THE UNFAIR REFEREEING DECISIONS  EXPERIENCED BY THE SENIORS  OUR CHILDREN  TAHIRA REDDY,DEVEN GOVENDER,SAVANNAH BRANDSMA AND YASTI REDDY STEPPED UP TO THE PLATE AND BROUGHT BACK 5 MEDALS  A FANTASTIC ACHIEVEMENT INDEED”

“SKISA TEAM SA HAS BENEFITTED TREMENDOUSLY FROM THE SYDNEY WORLD CUP EXPERIENCE AND IN ADDITION MAY I  ADD THAT ALL OUR SKISA  FIGHTERS OF THE RAINBOW NATION CAN REMAIN PROUDLY SOUTH AFRICAN FOR MOST IMPORTANTLY SHOWING GOOD SPORTSMANSHIP “ ADDED THE SKISA FOUNDER KYOSHI PILLAY

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TEAM SKISA ON THE ROAD TO AUSTRALIA
SKIF WORLD CUP KARATE 2012
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