kyokushin.jpgLocal karatekas who excelled last year are set to be honored next Tuesday at an awards ceremony organised by the Kyokushin Union of Zimbabwe.

 

A representative of a local sponsor of the awards, David Mnaba, said funding karate is part of their corporate social responsibility hence the hosting of the awards to motivate and inspire karatekas to realise their full potential.

“We want to play a big part in producing karatekas who meet international standards. Look at Sensei Muripo, Africa’s first World Champion whom we have worked closely with for the past three years. We’re therefore staging the awards to encourage others who want to follow in his footsteps.

“The awards will feature six categories and it’s our own way of giving back to the community. There’s real value in investing is sport,” he said.

The Kyokushin Union of Zimbabwe awards will be held at Nakas Cuisine.

 

Nominations in the various categories are:

CATEGORIES & NOMINEES
SENIOR MEN:

 

BEST LOCAL KARATEKA
Liberty Musungo
Kelly F. Mtisi
Austin Muchen     

  

BEST REGIONAL KARATEKA
Austin Mucheni
Malvery Muyambo
Lovemore M. Nyamutswa      

                        

BEST INTERNATIONAL KARATEKA
Kelly F. Mtisi
Austin Mtisi
Lovemore M. Nyamutswa       

                           

JUNIORS:
BEST LOCAL KARATEKA  
Sly Karidzamimba
Marshal Siyamatanda
Tendai Chaparadza

 

BEST REGIONAL  KARATEKA                              
Sly Karidzamimba
Tafadzwa Mushunje
Shelvin Mugoni

 

OVERAL:
MOST IMPROVED KARATEKA                       
Sly Karidzamimba
Lovemore Nyamutswa
Austin Mucheni       

 

BEST TECHNICAL KARATEKA 
Austin Mucheni
Lovemore M. Nyamutswa
Tendai Chaparadza     

                    

MOST DISCPLINE KARATEKA
Malvery Muyambo
Lovemore M.Nyamutswa
Kelly F. Mtisi