Ewald van Zyl

Ewald van Zyl

Senior Instructor
3rd Dan (Sandan) obtained on 28 October 2017
Matriculated from Hoërskool Vereeniging in 2012.
Graduated in Bachelor of Science, majoring in Genetics and Zoology at the University of the Free State in 2019. In January 2020 employed as a Product Specialist (Sales Representative) for Adcock Ingram Critical Care, in the division of Sport, Science and Rehabilitation, based in Bloemfontein.

Karate Experience

Started training karate in January 2001 at Dukas Karate institute in Vereeniging. Obtained 1st dan (Shodan) on 10 September 2011. Started training at Kovsie Karate in January 2014.

Started teaching at Kovsie Karate Club towards the end of 2014. Appointed as a Free State Karate Federation coach in 2018.

Athlete Profile: Member of the national junior Protea teams in 2011 that participated in the Africa Zone 6 Karate Championships and Commonwealth Karate championships. Member of the National senior Karate team in 2018 to participate in the Commonwealth Karate Championships in Durban.

Selected for SAJKA National team to participate in the 2016 Gichen Funakoshi Cup (JKA World Karate Championships) in Ireland but could not attend due to study responsibilities.

Represented the SAJKA National team at the 2018 JKA Africa Karate championships and won a silver medal in the senior male team kumite division. Obtaining a bronze medal at the 2019 SAJKA national Championships in the senior male open kumite division. Ranked 5th in kumite and 7th in kata in the official Karate SA ranking at the end of 2019.