MINUTES OF THE SAKA AGM HELD AT VALHALLA, PRETORIA ON 27 APRIL 2018
A hard copy of the attendance register will be kept on the SAKA file.
The chairman welcomed all in attendance and specifically thanked the
distant regions for making the effort to be at the SA`s. He further more
told everyone that we are a family taking into account the change of venue
and all provinces were in attendance.
The two points outstanding on the previous minutes are the following;
1. Log Books; The chairman decided that all the various kickboxing styles
must continue using their own log books.
2. Creating Heroes; Extension was given to finalize this issue but it was
still not finalized. The chairman will come back with a basic concept to
get the ball rolling.
The finalization of the previous minutes was seconded by Charles and
ITEM No 1; Arnold Classics
We will not be attending the event as kickboxing but all clubs who would
like to enter individually may do so. As kickboxing we were not formally
invited to the arrangement`s meeting and when raised at the MASA AGM we
were to late to take part as a Blok. Members were told who to contact for
ITEM No 2; Internationals
As SAKA we have already attended two internationals; the Turkish Open and
the Canadian event. The chairman thanked Marie for all her hard work put
in, to finalize the WAKO administration to attend and the delegation
leaders who managed the teams. The main objective of each event was
achieved. At the Turkish Opens the SA team ended tops of the medals tally
out of 29 countries in attendance. It was SAKA`s first time in attending
the Canadian challenge and the fighters did us proud. In the snow this was
an ice breaker for more such events in Canada. This event was live streamed
and watched by four million people in China. Without us realizing we are
being watched everywhere.
ITEM No 3; Battle of Atlanta
All senior Black Belt fighters who do well at the SA`s may attend the
Battle of Atlanta with the RCFA style. Gerhard Laubscher ( 082 788 2132 )
will be the co-ordinator for this venture who must also supply SAKA
chairman with an official invite as to obtain the NC 1 for attendance.
Official National colours will not be issued for this event. Detail
regarding the event was handed out at the SA`s.
ITEM No 4; IWGA Acceptance
WAKO was accepted as a full sport at the IWGA ( International World Games
Association ). To the European countries it means a lot, sadly for us in
South Africa it means absolutely nothing. Nevertheless, it is important for
WAKO`s standing international as an official accepted sport and it`s
position towards IOC acceptance in future.
ITEM No 5; University Clubs
WAKO was also accepted to the International University Games. This is
important for universities and clubs situated at universities. Should
instructors want to start clubs at universities you can obtain a letter
head from the chairman stating that you are a registered instructor. Johan
v/d Schyff who is involved at that level explained to everyone how to get
involved. He can be contacted at 082 853 4824.
ITEM No 6; Next SA` s for 2019
The SA`s will go back to the Western Cape to be hosted in the Eden
district. The chairman warned them that he does not want to get there and
have to sort out basics which were not attended too. Everything must be
well planned in advance. The following must be taken into consideration;
the hall must be able to accommodate 8 tatamis and two rings with 4 tatamis
the next day; there must be three calibrated scales; sufficient score
cards; division lists must be completed before weigh in; sufficient
affordable accommodation available; medals must be SAKA standard or better;
sufficient well trained officials; etc. Management must not delegate work
without following it up or being involved.
ITEM No 7; Bad Administration
The chairman was very frank about the bad administration he receives from
the provincial chair persons. Some are just worse than others. We must up
our game in this respect. Herewith an early warning to prevent bad
administration. The admin dates for 2019 registration and calendar;
1. Calendar dates for 2019 in by 9 November 2018. It must be consolidated
2. Club registration must be paid by 31 January 2019. You pay per club into
the SAKA Account; ABSA, 4066548593. The reference is the INSTRUCTOR`S NAME.
MASA is reviewing the registration fees. Once it is done I will let you
know the amount to be paid.
ITEM NO 8; WAKO World Championships
The Cadet and Junior World Championships will be hosted by Italy 30 km
outside of Venice in one of their holiday areas. The WAKO invite has been
placed on our website and it is also on the WAKO website. The period is 15
to 23 September 2018. Time is short and we will have the squads placed onto
the website and sent to all provincial chairpersons asp. Due to the fact
that we will be travelling with juniors get the following in place
1. Passports must have at least a six month validity with sufficient pages
2. Each child travelling must have an unabridged birth certificate.
3. Divorced parents must have their guardian administration in place.
4. All parents of juniors not going with must indicate in writing ( SAPS
Affidavid ) who will be the junior`s guardian for the tour. Both parents
must sign this affidavid.
Info 1 will be sent out once we have the junior squads finalized and it
will contain all the deadline dates and estimated costs.
ITEM No 9; Financial
The chairman notified everyone that we have R88,000.00 in the SAKA account
after we paid our MASA registrations. We need to still pay our WAKO
registration which is normally 1200 Euro. Should anyone have any questions
feel free to contact Charlie Ndlovu our treasurer. It was confirmed that
finances will once again be needed to manage and administer SAKA. Should
the amount exceed R5,000.00 executive approval will be needed.
Charlie and Aslam must finalize the auditing of the SAKA finances by 30
The chairman discussed the procedure of activities for the SA`s and gave
everyone in attendance the opportunity to indicate whether they are still
satisfied with the management of SAKA. Everyone indicated that they are
The chairman once again thanked everyone for their positive attitude
Patrick Carney Date: 30 April 2018
Herewith a note of concern which was not discussed at the AGM. Illegal
scoring picked up at Great North 1 and during the SA`s which I ( Pat ) must
bring under your attention. Myself, Danie Du Plessis and JD spoke about it
and discussed it with the instructors at the Sunday morning get-together.
It concerns Semi Contact which we are busy changing without realizing it.
There is a clear difference between WAKO point fighting ( semi contact )
and that of other martial arts. Herewith a few examples where we are
transgressing the WAKO rules;
1. Scoring criteria states the following; ` All techniques must be used
with reasonable power. Any technique that simply touches, brushes or pushes
an opponent will not be scored`. Most of these bad techniques are being
2. The fighter must be looking at the point of contact when executing the
3. The rules also make mention of illegal target areas of which one is Top
of the Head. Why were the chops on the head been allowed and a point
4. Worst of all, normally found in continuous and ring sport is the hitting
with the inside of the glove.
I did already go through all the WAKO rule changes and there is no mention
of the above being changed. The latest addition of the WAKO Rules on their
website is version 19 in which the above points still feature.
We must not allow our art of kickboxing to be infiltrated by make belief
techniques. Myself and the official`s representatives will discuss this
matter and come up with guidelines.
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