Parel Vallei School’s Jayden Visser, Grade 9, has been selected to be part of the team to represent South Africa at the sixth World Goju Ryu Karate Federation championships in Foligno, Italy next year. Jayden started karate only four years ago, and in 2019 he entered the Oinawa GojuRyu Karate-Do Kyokai Africa (OGKK) competition and secured two gold medals – one for Iri-kumi (continuous fighting) and the second for Kata (a set of defending and attacking movements against an imaginary opponent). In 2021, still under the Covid-restrictions, Jayden won gold in his division at the OGKK Kata Competition and silver at the African Goju Ryu Competition.