Shihan Willem WKF Dream
- By: Hilda Potgieter
- Short URL: https://www.backabuddy.co.za/shihan-willem-wkf-dream
Shihan Willem Potgieter is a 5th Dan, Goju Ryu karate instructor in Pretoria. He does karate full-time. Willem has been passionately involved in the sport since the age of 7 and now at 37 has established himself within the community as a leader and an example. He sacrifices a lot of himself to his students and his sport.
After years of hard preparation, he has been selected to represent South Africa in Kata and Kumite in the Veterans' Division at the World Karate Federation Championship to be hosted in Romania in September 2017. It is a dream come true for him.
We have pooled as much of our resources as a family as we possible can and have gone into debt to try and pay for as much as possible of the tour but we are still R15000 short. He cares deeply, gives abundantly and trains passionately. He has always endeavored to excel and has never given up no matter how many road blocks come his way. Each lesson he has learned in life, each experience he goes through, makes him a stronger and better person. For him it isn't about winning or losing but about going out there and showing the world that you care enough to try and care enough to teach others to do the same.
Karate is his life and his passion, please help us make this dream come true for him
- Jul 27, 2017 - R 102.82
- "Good luck Willem!" - Anonymous