Another one bites the dust! – OGKN 100 Kata Challenge 2020


This passed Saturday on the 24th of October Okinawa Goju Ryu Karate Namibia once again participated in the annual International 100 kata for Karate Day event.

The junior group under the watchful eye of the OGKN Chief Instructor – Sensei Carl van der Merwe

2020 marks the 6th time that OGKN has participated in the event; which has now become an yearly highlight. This year the 100 Kata Challenge was attend my 58 participants in Windhoek at the Honbu Dojo as well as another 30 students who participated at the OGKN Walvis Bay Dojo.

Unfortunately the overall attendance this year was less than expected, most likely due to the Covid-10 pandemic as well as the overwhelming heatwave that has swept the country the passed few days. That being said; the event was very well received and the spirit and enthusiasm on the day was almost palpable.

Sensei Nico Maritz alongside OGKN Walvis Bay Dojo during Saifa Kata

“Although it was warm all students put in a big effort to complete the 100 Katas. The highlight was the last 10 Katas for the children when the adults and teens joined them and we all went flat out to complete the event. A special thanks to the parents and sponsors that supported us. It was great to see you there with us.” – Sensei Carl van der Merwe

Okinawa Goju Ryu Karate Namibia is looking forward to next years event and hopes to carry forward this great tradition for many years to come!

For more pictures of the event check out the Facebook Photo Album.

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