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Victory for Justice

SASCOC Ensures Victory for Justice
SACOC ensures victory for justice

KZN  Proteas superstars Riasha  Singh, Mishka Chunilal ,Sharenya Naidoo and Trina Oree were honored by SACOC at a glittering banquet hosted by the SKISA trust on Sunday night at a local  hotel.

Member of the SACOC board Mubarak Mohamed who was VIP guest at the function paid glowing tribute to the 4 girls who were unfairly axed from the Protea Team in 2011 scheduled to fight in the World Championships  in Malaysia.

He thereafter presented OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION AWARDS commending the 4 athletes who were prejudiced in view of  nepotism and discrimination  practiced by the former  NEC of KSA.

SASCOC also honored newly elected Vice President of KSA Kyoshi Sonny Pillay for taking up the fight for justice on behalf of the four top ranked fighters of SA  with the former NEC dictatorship of KSA.

Mubarak Mohamed chair of the dispute resolution and ethics committee of SASCOC heaped praise on Kyoshi Pillay for his courage ,determination and tenacity  and presented a Meritorious Award  to the  SA karate legend.

“This is a  victory for justice” said a very happy  Kyoshi Pillay  upon being bestowed the prestigious accolade and it certainly is in keeping with the dynamic current  honourable minister of sport  FIKILE MBULULA cliché  of  “Athletes first “ added the karate maestro Kyoshi Pillay  

 

 

“A VICTORY FOR JUSTICE” IS HOW SA KARATE LEGEND EXPRESSED HIS LANDSLIDE ELECTION VICTORY AS VICE PRESIDENT OF KARATE SOUTH AFRICA
(KSA national governing body for all karate in the republic)

sonny pillay - 1a - vfjAfter more than 40 years practising the art of karate and numerous awards and international acclamation, it seemed only natural when Kyoshi Sonny Pillay was recently elected Vice President of Karate South Africa (KSA) .

The announcement was made on 17th March at the annual general meeting of Karate South Africa, who are the national governing body for all karate in the country,conducted by the South African Sports Confederation(SASCOC) in Gauteng . The new post as, arguably, the second most prominent karate leader  in the country (Cape towns Mary Ann Landers was elected President)  resulted in tidings and nods of approval(tributes) pouring in for Kyoshi Pillay from sources as diverse as the presidents of Shotokan Karate organisations of Cameroon, Mauritius,Madagaskar  and Tanzania, to karate leaders in  India, and even from  international doyenne of Shotokan karate, Manabu Murakami, from world fed SKIF  Japan. 

When recently  interviewed by the news media  the newly elected Vice President of KSA  said  “First and foremost may I pay glowing tribute to SASCOC for being  bold and decisive  in its mission to clean up the karate admin of the previous NEC of  KSA “  from President Gideon Sam to “Ceo Tubby Reddy and Mubarak Mohamed ( interim administrator of KSA) played a vitally important role in driving the investigation forward after i tabled  my letter of complaint with regards to the unfair axing of the four Protea “ Kzn” girls from the national team who were selected to fight in the world champs in malaysia (oct 2011) “ added Kyoshi Pillay

Needless to say, Pillay was delighted, and touched   ” It has been a very fascinating, exciting and challenging journey, from being a white belt in the height of the apartheid era of  1968 to today serving  in the enviable position of Vice President”  said the karate legend  .” I am deeply honoured to serve the karate fraternity of my country as my election( landslide) victory  is symbolic  of the love and confidence( for me ) expressed by the martial artists of the rainbow nation   ” added  Kyoshi Pillay

The karate maestro further added   “I accept this great honor as Vice President of KSA   in memory of the” Unsung karate Heroes” of the dark days (60’s/70’s)  such as Kwa mashu’s Jerry Skosana (my sparring partner) Jammie Mohan (Kzn karate legend) Glen Popham (1st capt of colour of the national karate team in the 60’s) and “Raku” Soobiah Naidoo(founding father of martials arts amongst the non whites) who sadly are all “no more”   in addition I really wish one of them were around to see me climb the podium in this election victory “said Kyoshi

The responsibility of his position has also occurred to Pillay, who touched on the fact that his appointment comes after (oct 2011) the old NEC of South Africa were placed under forensic audit as instructed by SASCOC, amid suspicion  of financial irregularities

And poor governance . ““Some members of the KSA NEC who acted unilaterally  in many respects have had to ‘bite the dust’, as all those implicated were unsuccessful in their attempt to be  re- elected at the said AGM  and now await their fate in respect of the findings of Deloitte and Touché who have been tasked to carry out the forensic audit.

Pillay also emphasised that, while he will be looking after the PROGRESS  of karate on a national level, his heart and his home will; remain firmly in Durban North, where he has lived and run the Shotokan Karate-do International organization  of South Africa (SKISA) for more than a decade. Moreover my allegiance is with Kzn karate as I was nominated for Vice President of KSA by the Ethekwini region led by the very able   Shihan Stan Khoza  

“Above all its time for the newly elected NEC of KSA to roll up its sleeves and step up to the plate as we endeavour to restore the reputation of South Africa as a world class karate nation” concluded the karate maestro who as CEO  in 2003 successfully hosted the SKIF world cup that attracted  52 countries to the to the Kingdom of the  Zulu  (ICC Durban)
 

Massages of Congratulations:

Good Morning, Kyoshi Sunny Pillay & Skisa Awardees

Congratulations to you that our Protea Girls deserved what they justly earned through hard work and dedication to the Sport of Karate .

 The cliche "what goes around comes around' aptly describes the turn of events and justice has prevailed.

Keep up the good work, girls and continue to make us proud.

Kyoshi Sonny Pillay, take a bow, Sir, since you are the spearhead that oversees 'fair play' in all spheres of our lives.

Once again Congratulations.

Vincent Pillay
retired  principal Clairwood High School ( ex federation pro footballer )
 

 


Dear kyoshi Sonny,
I'm very happy, this is a big news and due to yr long hard works in karate.
Congratulations
kind regards
Ratafika and SKI Madagascar staff
 

 


Namaste Sunny

I was with a deep sense of pride when I read the Sunday Times of your long overdue election to the August body of karate in South Africa.

Had you been of a different birth origin you would have been recognised a long time ago.

However.you are in the sport for the upliftment of society with no expectation of title.fame or glory.

You are true son of the struggle-struggle to empower the youth.

Sunny u deserve the glory.

 But knowing you I know that you will give off only your best and take the sport to a higher with your vision,expertise,tenacity and dedication,

May God bless you and keep you well.


Deo and Bhimla Singh
 

 


Congratulations, Sonny; well done!
 
Endure!
 
Oss!
 
BOZENNA
Olga Dojo  UK
 

 


Oss

Dear Kyoshi,

My regards to you and your family.

It is a great achivement of our Master.

God has graced you with this honour of Vice President of National Karate of South Africa.

This is due to your sincere services towards Karate.

Very many congrats on this occasion from our team.

Gopal Krishan
ISKA INDIA
 

 


Oss Kyoshi,
 
My sincerest congrats to you on your appointment as the vice president of KSA. It is a tribute for your outstanding contribution made in promoting Karate in and out South Africa.
 
Wish you all the best.
 
Rgds,
 
Phillip Chikoko.
(SKIF Tanzania)
 

 


Dear Kyoshi

You being elected as the VICE PRESIDENT of KSA is testimony to your:
•selfless struggle against the ravages of apartheid,
•indomitable spirit
•visionary leadership
•finesse on the tatami
•sense of social responsibility
•commitment to karate
•contagious passion for karate

CONGRATULATIONS- you deserve this profound accolade!!!

Best wishes

Anandh Appanna & Family Principal Spes Nova school for the disabled
 

 


My Dear Friend. Shihan Pillay

Well done.

After to many years doing karate and organizing all around the world karate seminars, championships, teams we are very happy for this news.

your brother.  
Keyvan Ghazi - Chief Instructor Greece SKI.
sport director of elok(w.k.f)of greece.
oss
 

 


Congratulations for your election as vice president south africa natonal karate federation.

 The president,director,chief instructor and members of the All Mauritius Gojukai Karate Do Association are proud of your achievement we wish that you will as usual strive to strengthen the relationship between our federations.

we are convinced that you will serve karate and your country to the best of your ability.

Regards
Shihan Noorahmed dulloo
Federal Counselor
All Mauritius Karate Federation
Director and Chief Instructor
Mauritius Gojukai
 

 


Dear Kyoshi CONGRATULATION FOR YOUR ELECTION AS VP of National federation of karate of South Africa.
 I mind your experience bringing high all karate of South Africa in particular and Africa karate in general all over the world.

OSS

Bodo Nsioma Stephane
President and Chief Instructor SKI Cameroon
Regional trainer of Center region in Cameroon National karate federation
Founder of Sanama-SKIC karate club Yaounde-Cameroon
 

 


Dear Mr. Pillay,

Congratulations on your appointment as Vice President of South Africa National Karate Federation.  Well-done!!

Kancho Kanazawa would be very happy to hear this wonderful news. This is the result from your long time hard work.

Looking forward to seeing you again next month.  Congratulations again.

Kind regards, OSS!!!

Manabu Murakami
Japan
 

 


Dear Kyoshi,

Well done on your appointment, and I
think it is deserving of your leadership
style. I know You will make huge contributions
which Karate as a sport will benefit from.

Well done once again,
From
Rajen Reddy HON LIFE PATRON SKISA
 

 


Oss

Dear Kyoshi,

Congratulations on your election victory as Vice President of KSA  from all of us at To-Shin Do South Africa.


Kind Regards.
Riku Sensei
Hombu Dojo Hatfield(Pretoria)
 

 


Congratulations Kyoshi On Your Position As Vice President Of Karate South Africa (Ksa)
 
We Wish You Well On Your Great Achievement
 
Jane/Neville
Skisa Tongaat
 

 


Congratulations Kyoshi.

I think the position of Vice President of Karate South Africa is indeed an achievement of the highest honour.
I have seen in the past 6 years how you have taken SKISA to new heights.
It is now time for you to show your true worth to the rest of South Africa and the International Karate Federation.
May the Good Lord bless you so your achievements continue to grow from strength to strength.

Allan, Luctricia and Riya
(PARENTS- Newlands SKISA Karate Club)
 

 


Oss Kyoshi

Congratulations  on your appointment, and we think it is deserving of your character , skills , knowledge , organisational skills and leadership .  You will make huge contributions of which Karate and the students  will benefit from.
 
May God Bless you , guide you and keep you strong to make the difference in our community , in our Region and our Country.

Regards

Dayalan Pillay

SKISA Official
 

 


OSS KYOSHI  BEING ELECTED VICE PRESIDENT IS A GIANT LEAP FORWARD IN YOUR KARATE CAREER

WELL DONE – YOU ARE THE RIGHT PERSON FOR THE JOB AND WE KNOW YOU WILL DO US PROUD.

ALL THE BEST.

Sagren Naidoo
SKISA parent
 

 


Congratulations on your election victory.

Keep up the good work

Best wishes

Ela Gandhi
Gandhi Development Trust
 

 


Dear Kyoshi

Congratulations on your Appointment as Vice President of Karate South Africa .

We cannot think of a more deserving and self-righteous candidate.

Here’s to you and the SKISA family. May you grow from strength to strength.

All the best

Yours sincerely,

Anitha Chetty
 

 


Oss Kyoshi

Congratulations Kyoshi  on your appointment as V President of the national karate fed Karate South Africa .

Undoubtedly Youre now the 2nd most important karate personality in South Africa

 It is not only your success but the success of all those previously disadvantaged.

You have gone against all odds to fight against discrimination especially in Karate.

A post most well deserved and about time should I add.

It could not have been gone to someone better who could bring about a transformation.

Imagine KSA operating successfully  like SKISA does.

 

Oss Kyoshi

I am most proud to be associated with someone of your being.

Best wishes

Rev. and Yogs  Naidoo  SKISA Snr Members
 

 


Hi Kyoshi,

A MASSIVE congratulations to you and your family on your appointment as VP of KSA!

You are a huge asset to the SKISA family and a wonderful ambassador of all sport, in our country, SA!

We look forward to being part of your success and that of SKISA, for many years to come.

Well done.

Best regards,
The Atkinson’s skisa somerset park
 

 


Dear Kyoshi  Sonny,

Congratulations on this wonderful election as VP of KSA.

Only a person honest dedicated true to Karate can acheive this distinction.

Thanks & Regards,
Ramesh Jaisingh

(HEADMASTER KWF WORLD KARATE FED  INDIA)
 

 


Oss Kyoshi, 

My sincerest congrats to you on your appointment as the vice president of KSA. It is a tribute for your outstanding contribution made in promoting Karate in and out South Africa. 

Wish you all the best. 

Rgds,

Phillip Chikoko
(SKIF Tanzania)
 

 


Wow! Congratulations Sonny.

Well deserved position!

Wishing you every success in this great portfolio and may you continue to make a significant contribution and add value to this profound sport.


Regards

Dr Ansuyah Mood
ley
Deputy director : Wellness
Department of Sport
 

 


Congratulation and my best wishes to you of being as a KSA vice president,
My dear friend, I will bring this message to our master Ponniah the next time
I meet him. He may wishing you a good luck and happy about it.


Thank you

Paval
PAVAL SPORTS SDN. BHD
(Malaysia)
 

 


Dear Shihan Oss,

I would like to congratulate you from the Bangladesh Shitoryu Karate Federation to be Vice President of Karate South Africa KSA.

This is a great achievement and proper honor for  Kyoshi.

Wish best regards

Syed Nuruzzaman
Secretary General (6th Dan, WUKF)
(Bangladesh Shitoryu Karate Federation)
 

 


Dear Kyoshi,

Congratulations as vice president of KSA

Kind Regards

Antonia Wado Ryu Org
(Mozambique)
 

 


Congratulations on your election victory

I believe you must clean up a lot of mess from the old KSA,but things will be better now with you in a key position shihan

Moreover you are the right man for the job.

Best Regards

Sensei Lourens van Heerden  
(New Zealand)
 

 


Dear Shihan sorry for late reply!!! congratulations as vice president of KSA,they could not off picked a better person for this position than you!!

 A great spokesman for karate and getting the task at hand done!  I have been appointed as one of head coaches for SKIF USA  for Australia

I was really blessed to have met you some 25 yrs ago,your acceptance of me (a person from the white community) into SKISA will never be forgotten.

Shihan whats sad is when some 20some years ago i went to Springbok trials and beat everyone and was not chosen because my last name was strange to them!!!

 I am happy that the Protea has replaced the SRINGBOK (emblem of oppression) and you (a member of the previously disadvantaged community)  are vice President today just amazing.

I firmly believe i deserved to get my colours

As you know i am a US Citizen and  in all honesty the country and people have been good to me.

Shihan it would be great if your guys SKISA can tour USA and we can arrange a meeting and training between the countries!

Shihan take care of yourself and my regards to my SKISA  family and your lovely wife!!

OSS!!!

Paul Danos
(SKIF USA)
 

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