Brunei Darussalam’s karate team did the country proud after emerging the overall champions in the Shotokan Karate Association of Sabah (SKAS) 3rd Karate Championship in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah recently.
The team, comprising 60 karatekas from the Brunei Karate Federation (BRUKAF), collected 26 gold, 10 silver and 16 bronze medals.
Over 400 athletes from 10 teams competed in the two-day competition.
Also, 40 karatekas of BRUKAF competed in the 4th Doushinkan Inter-Dojo Invitational Karate competition on December 17-18 in Miri, Sarawak.
The team bagged 12 gold, 15 silver and 15 bronze medals.
Both championships fielded high level of competition for all karatekas aged between six to 18 years, who competed in different categories including individual kata, team kata and individual kumite.
According to a statement, the Brunei karate team are planning to compete in more competitive fixtures regionally and internationally in 2023.