Convent hosts karate tourney

HARARE - At least 27 primary and secondary schools will converge this morning at Dominican Convent School in Harare for the annual Inter-Schools Karate tournament.

Some of the schools that are expected to attend the tournament include Falcon College, Peterhouse, Heritage School, St Dominic’s, Nagle House among others.

More than 135 athletes including boys and girls from seven years of age will take part in different categories of kata and kumite.

Zimbabwe Karate Union assistant director Winstone Nyanhete said they were expecting the biggest turnout in the tournament’s history.

“As of Thursday, 27 schools had registered and we are expecting the number to increase,” he said.

“The purpose of this tournament is to help students hone their karate skills in a competitive format.  Students will learn several characteristics on how they should carry themselves, since that is what all of our students are training to become.

“For instance, students will learn about sportsmanship and how to win humbly, yet lose gracefully. 

“In addition, they will develop their confidence because it takes courage to compete against others, when they are in the spotlight.

“This is a great opportunity for kids to apply their skills in a safe and fun setting by competing against fellow students.”

Kids will typically compete in various divisions to win medals.

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