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Karateka steps into world of kickboxing

Mere months after branching out into the kickboxing, the karateka is already making waves.

For the past 12 years, Braydon Homann (18) of Sunward Park has been perfecting his stance and kata at Goju Karate Academy, in Parkrand.

Under the guidance of senseis Marius and Tarryn Madgwick, the second Dan has grown into a talented fighter and has this year decided to extend his fighting skills to the kickboxing arena.
When the black belt is not on the mats assisting younger students he is honing his newly acquired skills seamlessly incorporating his years of karate disciplines.

In February, Brydon attended the Ekurhuleni kickboxing trials and was selected as one of the contenders to represent the metro at the Gauteng Kickboxing Championship, in Benoni.
Here he placed second for point fighting, second for light contact and first for kick light.
His accomplishments on the mats led to him being selected for the Gauteng team, to participate in the South African Kickboxing Championships, held in Potchefstroom in April.

Taking a brief break from his budding kickboxing career, Braydon was among 35 athletes from the dojo who jetted off to Gqeberha’s Boardwalk Hotel Luxury Convention Centre to compete in the WUKF SA National Championships and Afro Asia Open in March.

Over three days, he was among 700 individual athletes from 22 federations, again claiming heavy metal to add to his already buckling collection.
Back home, the teen headed to the championships, taking second place for point fighting and third for kick light.

“Braydon is a versatile fighter and a dedicated sportsman,” said Tarryn Magdwick.
“We are proud of his accomplishments within our dojo as well as in the kickboxing arena. We are delighted to be part of his journey.”

Also Read: Teaching karate still a passion for sensei Barnett

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