Goju Ryu celebrates it’s Region 5 medalists!

Okinawan Goju-Ryu Karate Namibia would like to congratulate it’s students, alongside the entire Namibian National Karate Team, on an amazing performance in Durban last weekend (26 – 29 May 2022) at the 19th AUSC Region 5 Children, Junior & Senior Championships. Once again Namibia managed to place third with regards to overall medal tally for the tournament; following South Africa and Botswana.

Congratulations to the following OGKN students on your medal winning performances last weekend!

Ryan Shiyukifeni
3rd Place – Under 14 Male Kumite
Cathryn Claasen
2nd Place – Under 12 Female Kata
3rd Place – Under 12 Female Kumite
Justin Scholtz
3rd Place – Junior Male Kata
Senior Male Team Kumite Team (Left to Right): Joshua Kunneke, Stefan van der Merwe, Shane Husselmann, Nathan Goliath, Keanu Stuurman and Freddy Mwiya

OGKN would also like to extend further congratulations to Sensei Stefan for passing his AUSC Region 5 Kata and Kumite Coaching examinations at the tournament. We thank you for your continued dedication to our athletes!

With both the OGKN National Championships and the NKF National Championships still to come this year, we are excited to continue watching our athletes perform and succeed at such a high level.