Ashihara Karate in Swaziland plays hosts to one major tournament each year - the Swazi Open International Championships. Prior to the start of this tournament, a few events were held under the direction of the late Mathokoza Dlamini. Smaller tournaments are also held throughout the year.
The rules used in tournaments are "Full Contact" and "Semi-Contact". Semi-Contact uses the clicker system of continuous point scoring. Clicker fighting prepares the student for Full Contact sparring and this and other innovations have made the events exciting to watch. A kata division is also included in the championships with demonstrations of weapons kata which will be introduced at some stage as a division.
Swaziland Ashihara Karate then selects of its students to compete in the Annual Sabaki Challenge & International Championships which is usually held in Cape Town in the month of August.
We would certainly enjoy having you and your team sharing this experience with us.
The 2008 Championships was made possible by the kind sponsorship and support of:
The Fitness Zone Manzini
Nkoyoyo Guest House