Zone 6 Championship Zimbabwe

Karate South Africa had selections in March where the top 2 athletes in all divisions were chosen to take part in the International Zone 6 Championships.

Eleven of 4Ways Dojo’s athletes were chosen for the Zone 6, hosted in Harare, Zimbabwe on the 25th – 29th May 2016. 


SASCOC recognised the Zone 6 Championship as an official event of KSA and awarded the 1st and 2nd places with official Protea colours. 


Four countries were represented at the Zone 6, i.e.  South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, and Namibia with over 300 entries. 

Overall, South Africa and Botswana won with the most amount of medals.  


A big congratulations to the 4Ways Dojo of ISMAA!  All our Eleven athletes did extremely well by clenching 21 Medals (10 gold’s,  6 silvers and 5 bronze).


Results of the Fourways Dojo Medal Winners:


1)      ALESSANDRO BIAGIONI – Gold for team kata, Gold for Kata and Silver for Kumite

2)      ANGELA TSITA – Silver for Senior kata and Bronze for U21 Kata 

3)      CLUADIA DOBSON – Silver for kata

4)      EMMA WENTZEL – Gold for kata

5)      JUSTIN BAYNES – Gold for team kata, Silver for kata and Silver for Kumite

6)      KHARDAN RUOCCHIO – Gold for team kata and bronze for kata

7)      NICHOLAS DOBSON – Gold for team kata

8)      REECE BAYNES - Gold for team kata, Bronze for kata and Silver for kumite

9)      SILVIO BIAGIONI – Gold for team kata, Gold for U21 kata and Bronze for senior Kata

10)  STEF BIAGIONI – Gold for Team Kata 

11)  ZOE DUFFIELD – Bronze for kata


Lastly a special note of congratulations to Nicholas Dobson and Angela Tsita for getting his Protea Colours for the first time; and Sensei Stef leading from the front being at his 12th  Zone 6 Championship, medalling every time.   


A special thanks also goes to Jackie Baynes for all her hard work in being the team manager of over 50 athletes.  We are proud that you come from Fourways Dojo and your enthusiasm does not go unnoticed!


Well Done!! A fantastic effort to all!


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