Pictured above and below respectively are the Plett and Knysna teams that attended the SA JKA Western Province Championships held in Cape Town on February 29. Each of these disciplined girls and boys achieved WP colours and will go on to represent our province at the SA JKA National Champs to be held in Joburg on May 15 and 16. Hats off and good luck to, above at back from left, Aiden Whitehead, Matthew Lancaster, Luke Levin and Sebastian Claassen, with Ethan Gresse, Gabriella Kennedy, Caitlynne Lancaster, Alex Ritchie, and Zach de Wet in front; below at back from left are Madison Knight, Jack Thomopoulos, Delron Michello, Tiffany van Rooyen, Eli de Clerq, Tristan van Eyk, Sherquille Jaftha and Clare Bensley, with Jordyn Orpen, Shawn Nduna, Charne Terblanche and Tom Beneka in front. Local resident and karate instructor, sensei John Peach (5th Dan), is particularly pleased with and proud of these students’ performance and says their dedication to squad training and attendance records combined to ensure the excellent results achieved. The rest of the pics show the teams warming up before the champs, and young Zack making sure his WC medal is dinkum, indeed!