Ilze Van der Merwe
Administration Manager & Program Coordinator, South Africa
Ilze started Karate at a tender age of ten, working her way through a plethora of competitions in various Club Championships excelling to the National Championships from the age of 14 and reaching WUKF World Championships in 2018, obtaining silver medals in both Kata and Team Kumite. Ilze has been teaching Karate for the past 20 years, currently a 4th Dan black belt managing two Dojos in Rondebosch and Helderberg. Her journey with Kids Kicking Cancer has been an exciting one, one that she has embraced with open arms.