This year we had 4 of our karatekas prepping for the national WSKF Dan grading that took place on 26 March. Overall our karatekas performed well and had good feedback from our Chief instructor sensei Mike Dukas. After a long hard day, Pierre achieved his Nidan, our own two instructors Marelie and Wenette obtained their Sandan, and our dojo head Wesley achieved his Yondan. We would like to congratulate our karatekas on progressing in their karate careers. The late-night training sessions paid off!

A special congratulations to Wesley Dyssel Sensei who has been awarded his Yondan (4th Dan). Wesley Sensei has been on the grade of Sandan (3rd Dan) for 10 years and has put in an enormous amount of preparation for this grading. The grading panel specifically applauded his excellent Kumite (fighting) ability. We are proud of you, Sensei!

We are very proud of the following senior students that passed a very difficult Dan examination this past weekend:

- Marelie Botha (3rd Dan)
- Wenette Jordaan (3rd Dan)
- Pierre de Klerk (2nd Dan)

It is wonderful to be part of a dojo with such strong seniors!

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