News

January 6, 2020
Statement from the President, Sonny Pillay Hanshi
“Due to the untiring efforts of the WKF President Espinos and his team Karate is now an Olympic sport. Our aspiring KSA champions may now dream the […]
January 6, 2020
KSA Challenges the injustice of SASCOC
Latest developements with the status of Karate in South Africa.
January 6, 2020
President of WKF Antonio Espinos sets the record straight with SASCOC once and for all
Dear Mr. Reddy, The WKF General Secretary and myself have met again with Mr. Sam Ramsamy in Rio de Janeiro on the 9th of September. Between […]
January 6, 2020
Further Clarity from the WKF President Re Current Status KSA/SASCOC/UFAK/WKF
Dear Mr. Marais, I had a look to the attachment as well as the heads of argument contained in a separate e-mail received today. (WKF Letter & Letter from […]
January 6, 2020
KSA Honorarium
President of KSA Sonny Pillay Hanshi accompanied by VP Albert Marias recently bestowed a LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD on SA karate legend Norman Robinson Shihan on the […]
January 6, 2020
Karate Elevated to Olympic Status
“Finally Karate elevated to Olympic status. A historical decision indeed” says KSA President, Sonny Pillay Hanshi.
January 6, 2020
Cape Town High Court Judge Gamble orders arbitration as KSA’s membership with SASCOC remains firmly intact
Report on proceedings in case no. 16816/2016 before the Honourable Mr Justice Gamble on 7 October 2016 When the matter was called before Judge Gamble, the […]
January 6, 2020
KZN Development Champs Hosted by Karate KZN, “A Huge Success,” says Sonny Pillay Hanshi, President of KSA
The recent KSA Development Championships hosted by Karate KZN was an overwhelming success with karateka from throughout the republic in attendance. The North West Province fielded […]
January 6, 2020
2016 World Karate Championship – Linz Austria
Some of our athletes recently attended the 2016 World Championship held in Linz, Austria during October 2016. Please click on the links below to view the […]
January 6, 2020
KSA Receives Endorsement from WKF at World Cup Congress 2016 in Linz
The three Presidents of KSA, WKF and UFAK, Messrs Pillay, Espinos and Misbahi show solidarity at the recent WKF World Congress 2016 in Linz, Austria President […]
January 6, 2020
KSA Eastern Cape Karate Assoc. Looking Ahead
We are proud to announce once and for all, the unification of karate in the Eastern Cape under the auspices of Karate South Africa, the official […]
January 6, 2020
Breaking News!! Karate Now in the Youth Olympic Games 2018
“Awesome achievement indeed by the WKF. Karate now in the Youth Olympic Games 2018, moreover more opportunities for our karateka youth!” says a jubilant President of […]
January 6, 2020
New Year Powerful Message
POWERFUL message for 2017 from the President of the IOC, Thomas Bach.
January 6, 2020
Congrats KSA Region Umgungundlovu
Compliments and gratitude to the Umgungundlovu Karate President and all responsible for a well organised and executed 2017 trials hosted on the 21 January 2017. From […]
January 6, 2020
KSA Technical Congress – 2 March 2017 – Important Notice
Please note that the next KSA Technical Congress will be held on 2 March 2017 at the Tropicana Hotel in Durban from 2 – 5pm. All […]
January 6, 2020
KSA Achieves a “Victory for Justice” once again!
“The OLYMPIC WKF brand is firmly intact in South Africa in respect of the logical conclusion reached with regards to the arbitration KSA vs SASCOC certainly […]
January 6, 2020
KARATE is now an OLYMPIC SPORT!
Letter received from the WKF President: “Karate and the WKF are OLYMPIC!! Objective accomplished. This in an historic achievement and a milestone that will mark the […]
January 6, 2020
Membership Invitation
KSA reiterates its position in respect of its open door policy with regards to application for affiliation by karate clubs who wish to become members of […]
January 6, 2020
TEAM KSA CONQUERS AFRICA with record breaking performance
Team KSA won a record 15 medals at the recent ALL AFRICA CHAMPIONSHIPS 2017 in Cameroon Amidst the 15 medal haul were THREE All AFRICA “UFAK” CHAMPIONS […]
January 6, 2020
Don’t Miss The Grand Celebration!
January 6, 2020
Hanshi Sonny Pillay appointed to WKF Technical Commission
Some exciting news as Hanshi Sonny Pillay has been appointed a member of the World Karate Federation technical commission. See the article that appeared in the […]
January 6, 2020
Gauteng’s Tiane Showing True Grit
Gauteng’s Dynamic young karate athlete Tiane de Bod, a top prospect who recently won a Gold and Silver medal at the All Africa Games in Cameroon […]
January 6, 2020
KSA’s Overberg region excels at 2017 Western Cape (Provincial) Sports awards
Finalists competed in 24 different categories. Nominees from the Overberg Sport Council competed in 15 of these categories. Two Overberg entrants won: Protea Mignon van Zyl (11) […]
January 6, 2020
Kids Kicking Cancer
KSA President supports this worthy cause and appeals to the KSA family to do so as well !!! Lets join hands with Dr Shane Dorfman and […]
December 20, 2019
Limpopo Karate Federation Back In Business
History was made on the 23rd September 2017 when 8 members of the Limpopo Karate Federation were sworn into office. The Executive members will look after […]
December 20, 2019
Team KSA at the World Cup 2017 – Tenerife Island, Spain
Team KSA in pursuit of excellence at the World Cup 2017 a tough assignment indeed! With some of the athletes reaching the third round in the […]
December 20, 2019
KSA President Receives Letter Of Honour From WKF
KSA President, Sonny Pillay Hanshi, recently received a letter of honour from the World Karate Federation
December 20, 2019
World Karate Congress in Spain
President of Karate South Africa (KSA), Sonny Pillay Hanshi was afforded centre stage at the recent World Karate Congress hosted in Tenerife (Canary Islands), Spain. More […]
December 20, 2019
SASCOC CEO Tubby Reddy Dismissed!!
Please see the below correspondence from SASCOC:
December 20, 2019
Arnold Classic Sports Festival 2018
KSA will be a part of the Arnold Classic Sports Festival 2018 This event will be held in Johannesburg from 18 – 20 May 2018. For […]
December 20, 2019
Report on KSA Senior Nationals 2018
“The action-packed KSA senior Nationals (- 21 years incl ) hosted in the Gauteng Province by GKF was an overwhelming success indeed and brought out the […]
December 20, 2019
KSA Youth Nationals 2018
The KSA youth (children/cadet/junior) championships 2018 attended by a capacity crowd of both participants and spectators proved to be an overwhelming success “I am absolutely delighted […]
December 20, 2019
WKF Senior World Championships 2018
“Team South Africa will be there!!” says Sonny Pillay, Member of the Technical Board WKF / President KSa
December 20, 2019
KSA Protea Squad Coaching Workshop
Our KSA Protea Squad attended a coaching workshop in Bloemfontein this past weekend, ahead of their tournament. Hereunder is some of the action captured
December 20, 2019
KSA Protea Awards 2018
“KSA will Honour all Protea Athletes post June 2017 to date at a Gala dinner banquet,” says KSA President Sonny Pillay Hanshi. Kindly note Only Protea Athletes […]
December 20, 2019
KSA Protea Coaching Workshop
The coaching workshop organised by the KSA Technical Convenor Brando Shihan and the KSA Director of Coaching, Michael Roetz, attracted a record number of athletes from […]
December 20, 2019
Karate Team SA Triumph In Gaborone
A team of 93 top ranked karateka’s travelled to Gaborone on 22nd May 2018 to participate in and represent South Africa at the AUSC Region 5 […]
December 20, 2019
KSA Reaching Out
The program that is expected to be held annually during the ARNOLD CLASSIS KSA INVITATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS WEEK END was graced by the presence of WKF Karate […]
December 20, 2019
KSA Press Statement
Statement from KSA in response to announcements by Amateur Sport Consumer Association South Africa Karate (ASCA-SA) Karate South Africa (KSA) deeply regrets the statements made by […]
December 20, 2019
On The Record: Karate Seizes Olympic Opportunity
World Karate President Antonio Espinos sheds light on the current status quo regarding Olympic Karate.
December 20, 2019
KSA Hosts Commonwealth Karate Championships
KSA are the official hosts of the Commonwealth Karate Championships 2018 in the Kingdom of Kwazulu Natal, City of Durban. Right here on the shores of […]
December 20, 2019
Breaking News! Another First For South African Karate
“KSA celebrates another first for South African Karate” says a delighted Sonny Pillay, President of KSA, as our very own Llewellyn Rhoda is appointed Chairman of […]
December 20, 2019
9th Commonwealth Karate Championships 2018
The 9th Commonwealth Karate Championships 2018 will be held at the Olive Convention Centre Ice Arena from 29 November – 2 December 2018. Download the bulletin with […]
December 20, 2019
Arnold Classic 2019
December 20, 2019
KSA Protea Team “Fighting Fit”
December 20, 2019
Breaking News – CEO of the COMMONWEALTH KARATE CHAMPIONSHIPS 2018
As KSA President Sonny Pillay is appointed as CEO of the forthcoming Commonwealth Karate Championships 2018 in the Kingdom Kwazulu Natal, City of Durban. “I am […]
December 19, 2019
Historical Moments Indeed for WKF Olympic Karate!
“Karate will never be the same again “ says a delighted Sonny Pillay President KSA Click link below to view the video’s with memorable moments from Buenos […]
December 19, 2019
Appreciation For Being Socially Responsible
SKISA and Senior Karate Master, Lucas Tau, reach out with correctional services to inmates in prisons with outstanding program viz. “Rehabilitiation of Prisoners through the medium […]
December 19, 2019
ANOC World Beach Games – Exciting News!
Exciting news! As KSA’s Michael du Plessis makes the final team for ANOC World Beach Games scheduled for Oct 2019 in San Diego, USA CONGRATULATIONS Champ, you […]
December 19, 2019
Commonwealth Karate Championships 2018 – An Overwhelming Success
“The Commonwealth Karate Championship 2018 held in Durban, an overwhelming success indeed,” says Sonny Pillay, newly elected President of the Commonwealth Karate Nations. The event attracted […]
December 19, 2019
Letter of protest
Letter of protest and indignation following the Exclusion of Karate from the Olympic Games of 2024 in PARIS Karate has been excluded from the Olympic Games […]