The following is a guest post by Hoosain Narker of Ashihara Karate.
On Heritage Day, members of Ashihara Karate had an outdoor training session at Princess Vlei to celebrate Heritage Day. The Vlei has a special connection with Ashihara Karate as years ago, we trained there for several months to show our objection against a mall being built. Our small efforts and that of many others worked as the City gave in and today, the Vlei has received quite some improvement – but there is still much to be done. Next on the Agenda is to build a walkway around the Vlei for running/Walking.
Our involvement with the Princess Vlei Forum and getting our students and members to participate in its activities can only help the drive to further improve the amenities around the Vlei and to continue with the preservation of indigenous plant and animal life.
Several of our parents/students used the occasion to enjoy a BBQ and, whilst training was light, afterwards students could have fun in the park.
Ashihara Karate was established in Retreat on 2 September 1980 by Hoosain Narker, and has its International headquarters based at LOFOB in Klip Road, Grassy Park. We consider ourselves an educational institution teaching a philosophical approach to life based on respect and mindfulness, and not just a sporting organisation. Students are taught by example. Thanks to their enthusiasm, we were fortunate to celebrate our 42nd anniversary earlier this month.
Posts by Bridget Pitt unless stated otherwise.