A karate champion, Phuti “Dragon” Sekwadi and a brown belt student at the Limpopo Kyokushin Karate Academy in Polokwane is seeking donations to raise R6,000. This is to represent South Africa at an international karate tournament that will be taking place in Thailand.

Sekwadi’s talent and many recent championships in local and national karate tournaments have also earned him a spot at an international karate tournament. It is organised by the World Kumite Organisation. Sekwadi, from the Capricorn District, will be representing South Africa and competing against other karatekas from across the globe.


“Without sufficient funds to register for the tournament, he may not be able to attend this tournament,” says Sensei Molefi Moloto, the dojo head, and senior instructor at the Academy.

Limpopo Karate Champion seeks donation for Thailand tournament
Karate champion, Phuti “Dragon” Sekwadi seeking a donation

“Which will be a missed opportunity for him to showcase his skills. Also to learn from other top-notch karate practitioners from around the world.”

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He added that the R6,000 registration fee is due on Friday 5 May 2023.

“Your donation, no matter how small, will make a difference in supporting Phuti’s dream. Let us help him to represent the country with pride and distinction”, Moloto pleads.

Donations can be made by using account number 1542702907, Capitec Bank or this also the Capitec-linked number 082 685 1935.