Johnstone-Ward off to South Africa for karate championships 

SHANNYN Johnstone-Ward will compete in the South African Kyokushin Karate Championships.

The Ballarat 20-year-old and Australian men’s open heavyweight champion Terry English, of Tararalgon, fly out for Durban today.

Each is fighting in the full-contact division on invitation, with the trip fully-funded by the government-backed South African Kyokushin karate organisation.

Johnstone-Ward and English begin competition on Saturday.

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