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NAKU hosts Umpire Training ahead of Region 5 Karate Championships

NAKU hosts Umpire Training ahead of Region 5 Karate Championships

Aili Iilonga

THE Namibia Karate Union (NAKU) hosted a Referee Training Course in preparations for the 2019 AUSC Region 5 Karate Championships which are to be hosted in Swakopmund later next month.

Pictured: Sensei Wikus Oberholtzer leading the candidates during the practical component of the Referee Course. Photo contributed

Chief Referee of the Namibia Karate Union, Wikus Oberholtzer, presented the Referees Course and Qualifications Exams to the elected participants. He is currently one of the highest ranked World Karate Federation (WKF) referees in Namibia, holding his UFAK Rank B Qualifications in both Kata and Kumite.

More than 25 Namibian Karateka and Instructors from various Karate organisations in Namibia attended the course.

The course covered all aspects of WKF Kata and Kumite refereeing and consisted of both theoretical and practical components. Individuals who passed the course will now be able to judge and referee at the upcoming Region 5 Karate Championships that will be taking place from the 23 to 25 May 2019.

Pictured: Candidates practice awarding points during the referee course . Photo contributed

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