Police officer wins at karate championships

Sergeant Tshidiso Qhamakoane from the Thabong Cluster recently competed in the SAPS National Martial Arts Championship which was held in Sabie in Mpumalanga recently.
According to police spokesperson, Sergeant Mamello Mokhuoane, Qhamakoane participated in the Full Contact Style Karate Section and defeated all his opponents in the categories of Kumite and Kata taking the winning position in both categories.
“He received two gold medals last year at the Nation Martial Arts Championships, in this year’s leg he was awarded with two more gold medals for winning positions, one gold medal for supporting the martial arts within SAPS and a trophy for being the best coach of the tournament,” said Mokhuoane.
“I am very happy that my dedication and hard work has paid off once again. The immense support I received from my family, colleagues and the Free State martial arts members has been incredible, I really appreciate it,” said Qhamakoane.
This energetic man in blue started participating in Karate in Kyokushin Kaikan in 1989 while still at high school. He already had a second black belt when he joined the SAPS in 1998 and he never looked back. This dedicated detective sergeant also runs his own Welkom Iko Kyokushin Kaikan Studio that teaches martial arts.

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