Ruan Potgieter - Karate SA

Ruan Potgieter - Karate SA

Ruan Potgieter
Age: 13 Yrs Old
Style: Goju-Ryu (OGKK)
Current Grade: Brown - 1st Kyu
Highest Honor: RSA Goju-Ryu National Karate Team (2022🇮🇹 & 2024🇦🇹) 🇿🇦

Achievements:

2019:

Unicity - (Western Province Colors)
MASA - (Western Province Colors)
UWKF - (2019 African Karate Championships)
MASA - (National Colors - 2020 World Karate Championships)

2020: - COVID

2021:

AGKF - (African Goju-Ryu Virtual Kata Champs)
Unicity - (Western Province Colors)
WGKF - (National Goju-Ryu Karate Team - 2022 WGKF World Championships)
MASA - (National Colors - 2022

09/06/2024

Ruan made his return to the tournament tatami yesterday when he competed at Fight Night that was hosted by Western Cape Karate. The last time Ruan competed was at the KSA Bloemfontein League back in April.

Firstly, we must congratulate Western Cape Karate for hosting this unique event. Awesome idea with an awesome format. The parents and athletes enjoyed this tournament very much and I am sure that this tournament will grow in future. We are already looking forward to the next one!

Ruan had 6 fights with very good results. As always, the results don’t matter. It's all about the valuable tatami time and getting feedback from the Western Cape coaches. This is also one of the reasons this tournament took place. The athletes got the maximin tatami time possible without worrying about, loosing, results and medals.

We are very happy with the tatami time and feedback Ruan got. He is still showing very good progress and he will go back to the dojo to work on the points that the coaches pointed out.

Thank you to the referee’s and coaches that offered up their Saturday afternoon and evening for the benefit of the athletes.

01/06/2024

Join Ruan’s Karate Journey raffle and support this young athlete on his journey to Austria!

We are hosting the raffle to offer Ruan an incredible opportunity to travel to Austria and to participate at the 7th World Goju-Ruy Federation Championship.

Get ready for an exciting opportunity to support this talented athlete while standing a chance to win one of these fantastic prizes!

R50.00 - Buys you 1 ticket
R100.00 - Buys you 3 tickets

Main Prizes:

• A 2-night stay at Spes Bona Guest Farm valued at R8 000.00
• A game drive for 8 people at Clara Ana Fontein Game Reserve valued at R2 000.00
• A 32Gi Sports Nutrition Hamper valued at R800.00

Lucky Looser Prizes:

• A Henties Hamper
• 3 x Jimmy’s Sauce Hampers (3 Different winners)
• An Online Pilates Class Voucher

Mark your calendars! The raffle closes on Wednesday 31 July 2024, offering participants a thrilling chance to walk away with one of these awesome prizes.

For additional details, or to participate in this noble cause, please reach out to Cobus Potgieter directly at 083 411 0566 or via email at [email protected]

Purchase your tickets at:

Ruan Potgieter
ABSA Bank
Savings Account
Account No: 9334935037
Branch Code: 632005
Reference: Name & Surname

Your support can make a monumental difference in the life of this young athlete!

*NB – Terms and Conditions
Prices can’t be redeemed for cash
A participant can only win one prize
Winners are responsible for their own postage

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Join Ruan’s Karate Journey raffle and support this young athlete on his journey to Austria!

We are hosting the raffle to offer Ruan an incredible opportunity to travel to Austria and to participate at the 7th World Goju-Ruy Federation Championship.

Get ready for an exciting opportunity to support this talented athlete while standing a chance to win one of these fantastic prizes!

R50.00 – Buys you 1 ticket
R100.00 - -Buys you 3 tickets

Main Prizes:

• A 2-night stay at Spes Bona Guest Farm valued at R8 000.00
• A game drive for 8 people at Clara Anna Fontein Game Reserve valued at R2 000.00
• A 32Gi Sports Nutrition Hamper valued at R800.00

Lucky Looser Prizes:

• A Henties Hamper
• 3 x Jimmy’s Sauce Hampers (3 Different winners)
• An Online Pilates Class Voucher

Mark your calendars! The raffle closes on Wednesday 31 July 2024, offering participants a thrilling chance to walk away with one of these awesome prizes.

For additional details, or to participate in this noble cause, please reach out to Cobus Potgieter directly at 083 411 0566 or via email at [email protected]

Purchase your tickets at:

Ruan Potgieter
ABSA Bank
Savings Account
Account No: 9334935037
Branch Code: 632005
Reference: Name & Surname

Your support can make a monumental difference in the life of this young athlete!

*NB – Terms and Conditions
Prices can’t be redeemed for cash
A participant can only win one prize
Winners are responsible for their own postage

30/05/2024

Let’s generate some hype for all the companies that's backing Ruan’s Karate Journey!!

32Gi Sports Nutrition
Lunar Solar
Ebuysa Sports
All Projects Cape
Unico Makelaars
Henties Juice
Pick n Pay Kraaifontein
Jimmys Sauces
C L Hector Aluminium & Glass
Clara Anna Fontein Game Reserve (Durbanville Game Drive & Picnic)
Spes Bona Guest Farm
aQuellé

Thank you, for all your support!!!!

Help send Ruan to the 7th World Goju-Ryu Federation Championship!!!

Donations are welcome!!

It’s not the amount that matters, but the meaning behind your donation!

Direct Deposits can also be made to:

Ruan Potgieter
ABSA Bank
Savings Account
Account No: 9334935037
Branch Code: 632005

Please contact Jacobus Potgieter on 083 411 0566 if you need more information!!

28/05/2024

Let’s generate some hype for aQuellé that started to back Ruan’s Karate Journey!!

We would just like to take this opportunity to thank the Marketing Team for sponsoring Ruan with some aQuellé vouchers.

aQuellé Natural Spring Water and delicious flavors, refreshing South Africans since 1998. Taste purity and quality in every bottle- straight from a natural spring in the heart of KwaZulu-Natal! Try aQuellé's still water today!

aQuellé
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Thanks so much for the support. It is really appreciated!!!

27/05/2024

Ruan is 100 days out from competing at the 7th World Goju-Ryu Federation Championship in Austria!!

25/05/2024

It's a go and it's going to be epic!!!

Ruan is looking forward to train with Junior Lefevre in August 2024!!!

22/05/2024

Tygerburger - 22 May 2024

17/05/2024

Join Ruan’s Karate Journey raffle and support this young athlete on his journey to Austria!

We are hosting the raffle to offer Ruan an incredible opportunity to travel to Austria and to participate at the 7th World Goju-Ruy Federation Championship.

Get ready for an exciting opportunity to support this talented athlete while standing a chance to win one of these fantastic prizes!

R50.00 – Buys you 1 ticket
R100.00 - -Buys you 3 tickets

Main Prizes:

• A 2-night stay at Spes Bona Guest Farm valued at R8 000.00
• A game drive for 8 people at Clara Anna Fontein Game Reserve valued at R2 000.00
• A 32Gi Sports Nutrition Hamper valued at R800.00

Lucky Looser Prizes:

• A Henties Hamper
• 3 x Jimmy’s Sauce Hampers (3 Different winners)
• An Online Pilates Class Voucher

Mark your calendars! The raffle closes on Wednesday 31 July 2024, offering participants a thrilling chance to walk away with one of these awesome prizes.

For additional details, or to participate in this noble cause, please reach out to Cobus Potgieter directly at 083 411 0566 or via email at [email protected]

Purchase your tickets at:

Ruan Potgieter
ABSA Bank
Savings Account
Account No: 9334935037
Branch Code: 632005
Reference: Name & Surname

Your support can make a monumental difference in the life of this young athlete!

*NB – Terms and Conditions
Prices can’t be redeemed for cash
A participant can only win one prize
Winners are responsible for their own postage

16/05/2024

Raffle coming soon!!!

Awesome prizes to be won!!!

Your support can make a monumental difference in the life of this young athlete!

15/05/2024

Let’s generate some hype for Spes Bona Guest Farm that started to back Ruan’s Karate Journey!!

We would just like to take this opportunity to thank Tricia for sponsoring Ruan’s Karate Journey with a two-night stay to raffle out. We are more than sure that we will generate some much-needed funds that will help towards Ruan’s karate journey to the 7th WGKF Championship in Austria.

More about Spes Bona Guest Farm!

Spes Bona Guest Farm is situated on the beautiful Spes Bona farm, a place of natural beauty and tranquility that is sure to take your breath away and transport you days of simple pleasures.
Located just 7km outside Durbanville in the heart of the Koeberg Farm community, this is the perfect place to stay for those looking to explore the surrounding wine farms and experience the best that the region has to offer. Guests can enjoy the peaceful farm atmosphere and take advantage of the walking, running, and cycling routes on the farm. The property is surrounded by some of the most renowned wine farms in the area, making it an ideal base for wine lovers and connoisseurs alike. Guests can also venture further to explore the surrounding areas, including Stellenbosch, Cape Town Waterfront, and Cape West Coast, all of which are conveniently located within easy reach.

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Please go and Like & Share the page and Instagram Page of Spes Bona Guest Farm!!!

Thanks so much for the support. It is really appreciated!!!

13/05/2024

Let’s generate some hype for Clara Anna Fontein Game Reserve (Durbanville Game Drive & Picnic) that started to back Ruan’s Karate Journey!!

We would just like to take this opportunity to thank Chad Lourens for sponsoring Ruan’s Karate Journey with a Game Drive Voucher to raffle out. We are more than sure that we will generate some much-needed funds that will help towards Ruan’s karate journey to the 7th WGKF Championship in Austria.

More about Clara Anna Fontein Game Reserve!

Clara Anna Fontein Game Reserve has a rich history that dates back hundreds of years and to this day still remains under the same ownership of a prominent family in Durbanville.

Come and enjoy a day out at Clara Anna Fontein Game Reserve. Select the experience you are interested in below for pricing and reach out to us for availability via email [email protected] or whatsapp. Tel : +2726863470.

You can enjoy Game drives during the day or nighttime for the whole family. Please note that drives need to be booked separately and there is a minimum of 4 pax to secure any game drive. We also offer venue rental at our bush lapa or viewing deck for special celebrations, team building, birthday parties or weddings. Our newest experience is horse safaris. And coming soon we will introduce a farmers' market, hikes & glamping experiences. We look forward to meeting you and enjoying a fun filled day.

https://claraannafonteingamereserve.com/

Durbanville Game Drive & Picnic
Clara Anna Fontein Game Reserve

Thanks so much for the support. It is really appreciated!!!

11/05/2024

Today is the 2nd of 4 Kenkyukai Sessions for the year!!!

Another step closer!!

10/05/2024

7th World Goju-Ryu Federation Championship – Fundraiser

New Stock available!!!!

Please support this initiative to raise money to enable Ruan to compete at the 7th World Goju-Ryu Federation Championship (WGKF). The tournament will take place from 02–14 September 2024 in Fürstenfeld/Bad Loipersdorf, Austria.

Perfume prices:

Bottles – R300.00 each
Sets – R400.00 / R450.00 each

Please check the Google Drive for available stock. Whatsapp Cobus on 083 411 0566 for inquiries!!!

*NB* - Please make sure to read the Disclaimer before you order

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07/05/2024

Since Ruan became an “Endurance Addict” and started using 32Gi Sports Nutrition he fell in love with these awesome products!!!

32Gi Sports Nutrition is the perfect brand for karate athletes. The Endure Range is a brilliant energy option for a karateka. The pre-race meal will be the go-to feed before events. A further energy option would be the Race Pro energy bar.

A big focus will also be on hydration and electrolytes. Hydrate is brilliant for everyday use, and Cramp Assalt is perfect for long competition days.

Vital importance, though, is protein intake. Meals and snacks need to be spread throughout the day. Protein is great to add to meals and snacks, but the newly launched Protein Bar is an option too.

32Gi Sports Nutrition is also Halal Certified, Vegan friendly, Gluten free, GMO free and Low Gi. 32 Gi Sports Nutrition is also safe and suitable for children.

Please have a look at all of these exciting products at:

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32Gi Sports Nutrition is also available at Dis-Chem Pharmacies, TotalSports, Mopani Pharmacy, Medirite, Cycle Lab and Sportsmans Warehouse.

32Gi Sports Nutrition

05/05/2024

Donations are now welcome via Paypal!!

Please support this initiative to raise money to enable Ruan to compete at the 7th World Goju-Ryu Federation Championship (WGKF). The tournament will take place from 02–14 September 2024 in Fürstenfeld/Bad Loipersdorf, Austria.

https://paypal.me/jcppotgieter?country.x=ZA&locale.x=en_US

It’s not the amount that matters, but the meaning behind your donation!

25/04/2024

Let’s generate some hype for all the companies that's backing Ruan’s Karate Journey!!

32Gi Sports Nutrition
Lunar Solar
Ebuysa Sports
All Projects Cape
Unico Makelaars
Henties Juice
Pick n Pay Kraaifontein
Jimmys Sauces
C L Hector Aluminium & Glass

Thank you, for all your support!!!!

Help send Ruan to the 7th World Goju-Ryu Federation Championship!!!

Donations are welcome!!

It’s not the amount that matters, but the meaning behind your donation!

Direct Deposits can also be made to:

Ruan Potgieter
ABSA Bank
Savings Account
Account No: 9334935037
Branch Code: 632005

Please contact Jacobus Potgieter on 083 411 0566 if you need more information!!

24/04/2024

Ruan is proudly Sponsored by Bank of Mom and Dad!!!

Donations are welcome!!

It’s not the amount that matters, but the meaning behind your donation!

Direct Deposits can be made to:

Ruan Potgieter
ABSA Bank
Savings Account
Account No: 9334935037
Branch Code: 632005

A big Thank You for all the support!!!!

Photos from Ruan Potgieter - Karate SA's post 22/04/2024

Ruan is back from Karate South Africa League 1 Championship.

At this tournament Ruan overcame a lot of fears and demons. People don’t really understand how difficult it is to be fighting as a 13-year-old in the cadet 14/15yrs +70kg division. The other athletes are much bigger, more mature and have much more experience. It’s an intimidating challenge.

Ruan lost in the kumite bronze medal match. This was a very tough line-up and a very difficult challenge to overcome, but Ruan stood up and he ticked the boxes that he had to tick.

In the kata division Ruan lost in the 2nd round, but again he ticked the boxes. The challenge was to score a 19.0 plus and he ended up with a 19.2 score. This also means that Ruan is on track with his kata development and there are surely bigger and better things to come in this division.

I can truly say that this was a successful tournament. National Ranking points at this stage doesn’t matter. The challenge at these tournaments is to improve the whole time and that is also the message that we got from the right people. The message we got was that Ruan was much better at this tournament than at Nationals and that message is the win that we bring home.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank the Management of the Western Cape Team, Officials and Coaches. Western Cape is an awesome special team, and it is an honor for Ruan to be part of this team. The support and camaraderie between the athletes are very special.

17/04/2024

This weekend Ruan will participate in this year’s first Karate South Africa League Event. Bloemfontein will host Karate South Africa League 1 Championship at the Tempe Military Base from 19-20 April 2024.

Ruan will compete in both kumite and kata divisions at this event. Ruan has been working hard on his katas the last couple of months and this is the perfect event to test himself! On Sunday Ruan will also attend another National Squad training session.

Even though there are national raking points available at this event, we will use these events to prepare Ruan for the World Goju-Ruy Federation Championship in Austria. There is less than 5 months left to get fully prepared for this event and all the tatami time from now on will be valuable. We will be looking to give Ruan as much tatami time as we can!

Like always Ruan will stick to the plan. Keep it simple and enjoy yourself. There is no expectation and also no pressure. The goal is to give your best and to learn.

16/04/2024

7th World Goju-Ryu Federation Championship – Fundraiser

Please support this initiative to raise money to enable Ruan to compete at the 7th World Goju-Ryu Federation Championship (WGKF). The tournament will take place from 02–14 September 2024 in Fürstenfeld/Bad Loipersdorf, Austria.

Perfume prices:

Bottles – R300.00 each
Sets – R400.00 / R450.00 each

Please check the Google Drive for available stock. Whatsapp Cobus on 083 411 0566 for inquiries!!!

*NB* - Please make sure to read the Disclaimer before you order

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1B7jH37KzCaOuPXequpXQv-beUKP-lFpf?fbclid=IwAR2WBs5n2MVGeNVgjBLvnYj8W0bAbyH5_S0SiYToNBgO8Q7f2Hvk9zHZ2js

12/04/2024

A week to go to Karate South Africa Bloemfontein League 1.

Focused has now fully shifted back to preparations for the World Goju-Ruy Championship in Austria. There is less than 5 months left to get fully prepared for this event and all the tatami time from now on will be valuable. We will be looking to give Ruan as much tatami time as we can!

10/04/2024

Let’s generate some hype for Jimmys Sauces that started to back Ruan’s Karate Journey!!

We would just like to take this opportunity to thank Nicci van der Sluijs for sponsoring Ruan with 3 give packs to raffle out. We are more than sure that we will generate some much-needed funds that will help towards Ruan’s karate journey to the 7th WGKF Championship in Austria.

Jimmy’s Sauce was started on the kitchen table 25 years ago Jimmy`s Steakhouse Sauce is a true success story. It has become one of the most popular sauces in South Africa.

Jimmys Sauces
https://jimmysauces.co.za/wp/

Thanks so much for the support. It is really appreciated!!!

10/04/2024

Ruan in action at the Karate South Africa National Championship!!

In this kumite match Ruan beat his opponent 4 – 0.

Photos from Ruan Potgieter - Karate SA's post 09/04/2024

Ruan attended another successful South African National Squad training session on Sunday. After the disappointment of Saterday Ruan was focused and he work very hard with the coaches and athletes he was paired with.

Congratulations to all Western Cape athletes that was selected to represent South Africa at Region South in Namibia. All of you deserve your places. Work hard, stay focused and enjoy the journey!!

Photos from Ruan Potgieter - Karate SA's post 08/04/2024

Ruan is back from Karate South Africa Nationals. The Cadets 14/15 yrs. +70kg was an awesome line-up of athletes. We knew that Ruan will have to work hard in this division. It’s very difficult to fight athletes that are bigger and older than you. The goal at Nationals was to win a couple of fights and to get the experience for future tournaments. Ruan reached the last eight, but unfortunately had to retire because of a bad kick to the head. The medic advised him not to continue. It was disappointing to see him go out in the way he did, but we are very, very proud of him. This is no setback, but part of the journey to prepare for the WGKF Karate Championship in Austria!

The time is now to reset, focus and to get back in the dojo and train. We know now what to expect in this division and how to prepare for the next tournament. There are still lots to achieve this year!

We would like to take this opportunity to thank the Management of the Western Cape Team, Officials and Coaches. Western Cape is an awesome special team, and it is an honor for Ruan to be part of this team. The support and camaraderie between the athletes are very special to see. Thanks to everybody that supported Ruan at Nationals.

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