2017 QLD Senior Training Weekend

This year, Sunshine Coast Karate is pleased to be hosting the 2nd annual senior training weekend open to all Chito-Ryu brown & black belt students. All QLD brown & black belt students are encouraged to make it a priority to attend this special training event. If you are unable to attend, please send your apologies.

The purpose of the senior training weekend is to help standardise the technical direction of Qld Chito-Ryu and also to help you set your goals and give you a clear direction towards your next level. For QLD members, all black belt gradings will be conducted at either the QLD camp (usually in May) or the senior training weekend (September/October) each year, so this is also your chance to witness the gradings and get a clear picture of what is expected when it’s your turn.

Saturday, 9 September

  • 8:45-11:30am Training (with regular classes)
    • (8:45-9:30am L/C class)
    • (9:30-10:30am kids class)
    • (10:30-11:30am teens/adults class)
  • 12:00-1:00pm Dan Grading & Practice Grading
  • Lunch break
  • 2:30-6:00pm Training
  • 7:00pm Social dinner (venue TBC)

Sunday, 10 September

  • 6:00-7:30am Beach Training (Maroochydore)
  • Breakfast
  • 10:00-12:00 Training
  • Lunch break
  • 2:00-4:00pm Training

Registration closes – Friday, 1st September 2017.  Senior weekend registration form – September 2017 (PDF).

A few photos from last year…

July 2017 Newsletter

The latest newsletter (July 2017 edition) is now available for download.  Hard copies are available from the dojo or on the dojo noticeboard, or you can view it online – July 2017 Newsletter (PDF 6.4MB).

Latest News:

  • Australian Team Uniform Presentations
  • Space for Rent
  • Upcoming Events

SCK Students:

  • Congratulations Beau
  • Grading Results
  • New Students
  • Student Birthday’s
  • Attendance Recognition
  • Top Training Students
    • Little Champions – Timothy Probert (12 lessons)
    • Karate Kids -Sami Phillips (27 lessons)
    • Teens/Adult: Bailey Keefe (30 lessons)

Challenge Yourself:

  • Fight-a-Thon Fundraiser’s
  • Dojo Records

Community & Fun:

  • Japanese Lessons at the Dojo (Saturday Class for 14 years +)
  • ?Over 50’s U3A Class
  • Shihan Martin Phillips Visits the Gold Coast Dojo
  • June Tournament Results

Download the newsletter now: July 2017 Newsletter (PDF 6.4MB).

Sami’s Fight-A-Thon Results

Last Friday, 23 June, Sami Phillips completed her fight-a-thon with great success.  As one of the youngest Soke Cup competitors from our dojo this year, Sami has been working hard collecting sponsorship to help offset some of the costs of competing at the Soke Cup.  On the fundraising front there has been a lot of support from family, friends, dojo members and the community and Sami is very grateful.  But the fight-a-thon itself was also a great experience too.  It was a great opportunity for Samiour junior squad members to get some great kumite match practice.

In total, Sami did a total of 20 kumite matches, broken up into blocks of 5 consecutive matches.  After each block of 5 mathches, there was a 1 minute break to recharge and rehydrate.  Here’s the results:

Matches 1-5

1. Emmett v’s Sami – Sami wins 2-1
2. Flynn v’s Sami – Sami wins 3-0
3. Savannah v’s Sami – Sami wins 2-1
4. William v’s Sami – Sami wins 2-0
5. Anthony v’s Sami – draw 0-0

Matches 6-10

6. Isabella v’s Sami – Sami wins 3-0
7. Zac v’s Sami – Sami wins 1-0
8. Emmett v’s Sami – Sami wins 3-0
9. Flynn v’s Sami – Sami wins 1-0
10. Savannah v’s Sami – Savannah wins 1-0

Matches 11-15

11. William v’s Sami – draw 0-0
12. Anthony v’s Sami – Anthony wins 2-1
13. Isabella v’s Sami – Sami wins 3-0
14. Zac v’s Sami – Sami wins 2-0
15. Emmett v’s Sami – Sami wins 1-0

Matches 16-20

16. Flynn v’s Sami – Sami wins 3-0
17. Savannah v’s Sami – draw 0-0
18. William v’s Sami – Sami wins 1-0
19. Anthony v’s Sami – Anthony wins 2-1
20. Isabella v’s Sami – Sami wins 1-0

And a few photos from the fight-a-thon too.

 

June Grading Results

Our recent grading was a little smaller than the past few gradings, but all students who passed have shown some great growth as they continue to develop their karate and move up the levels.  Congratulations to everyone who successfully graded.

12th Kyu – Yellow Belt

  • Silas Hart
  • Jacqui Lippey
  • Angus McCrone
  • Bailey McRae
  • Ava Perry
  • Rika Tsuchida

10th Kyu – Orange Belt

  • Samantha Beaton
  • Casey Grima
  • Richard Krausz

9th Kyu – Green Belt (White Stripe)

  • Jasmine Caston
  • Kaden Fisher
  • Isabella Kearney
  • Torsten Sprey

8th Kyu – Green Belt

  • Edwin Cuellar
  • Matteo Cutuli
  • Lachlan Davies

7th Kyu – Blue Belt (White Stripe)

  • William Baarslag

There are already a lot of students who are on the cusp of being ready for grading, so as always continue to train hard and if you’ve got your eyes set on your next level keep working hard in the dojo and keep up your home training too.

Next grading is scheduled for:  Saturday, 26th August.

June 2017 Newsletter

The latest newsletter (June 2017 edition) is now available for download.  Hard copies are available from the dojo or on the dojo noticeboard, or you can view it online – 2017 June Newsletter (PDF 6.7MB).

Latest News:

  • Black Belt Gradings
  • Space for Rent
  • Upcoming Events

SCK Students:

  • Aabid – Playing to Win
  • New Belts for our Little Champions
  • New Students
  • Student Birthday’s
  • Attendance Recognition
  • Top Training Students
    • Little Champions – Maya Batic (9 lessons)
    • Karate Kids -Savannah Perdikis (29 lessons)
    • Teens/Adult: Bailey Keefe (31 lessons)

Challenge Yourself:

  • June Tournament
  • Dojo Records

Community & Fun

  • QLD Karate Camp
  • Japanese Lessons at the Dojo (Saturday Class for 14 years +)
  • ?Japanese Immersion Day at USC

Download the newsletter now: 2017 June Newsletter (PDF 6.7MB).

New Student Special Offer For Teens & Adults (May 2017)

Have you ever thought about learning karate?

  • Do you want to get fitter, stronger & more flexible?
  • Would you have more positive people in your life?
  • Are you looking for a personal challenge?
  • Do you need to de-stress and find more calmness in your life?
  • Would you like to feel more confident and grow your personal power?
  • Do you want to learn from master instructors, in a full-time facility with a variety of class times to suit your busy lifestyle?

If the answer is YES to any of these things, than NOW is the best time ever to join Sunshine Coast Karate.

If you join our teen & adult program in this month (May 2017) you will save 50-66% off your first year’s membership fees.

  • SAVE 50% – Paid fortnightly for your 6 months, get your next 6 months FREE (options from $32 per fortnight).
  • SAVE 66% – Pay upfront for 4 months, get the next 8 months FREE (options from $250).

We can only offer 20 places at this very special price, because many of our teen & adult classes are already near capacity.

If you’re interested, or know of someone else who might be, please book in your free trial now.

Book now online or phone:  0435 255 323.

May 2017 - Teen & Adult special offer

team kata training

Practicing partner applications

Getting ready for kumite (sparring)

Kobujutsu (weapons training)

Sensei Sandra receiving 5th Dan & Shihan (master instructor) certificates, 2016.

Aabid Stepping It Up And Playing To Win!

Congratulations to young Aabid on a solid grading performance who has now officially moved up to 8th Kyu (Green belt).  Aabid had hoped to grade in late 2016, however there were a few things missing from his training at that stage and we hadn’t completely marked his student progress card.

Although Aabid may have felt a little discouraged at that time, it was the choices that he made moving forward which secured his success only months later.  Aabid decided that he wanted to earn his green belt, he trusted the guidance that he was receiving and he stepped it up a gear in the dojo.  Every lesson, Aabid demonstrated even more commitment and enthusiasm to his training and it was clear that he had been doing a little extra at home.

His time on the floor as a young leader carried with it even greater generosity coupled with considerable fun and focus for all.  Only recently I had our leaders introduce themselves to our new Little Champions.  When it was Aabid’s turn, in quite a serious manner he shared his credentials, sharing a phony fun kind of name and a slightly older age of 43 years.

Although, Aabid didn’t get to challenge for a grading back in 2016, it was clear that the extra few months of waiting proved to be the most valuable.  In this time he had to become more aware of himself and his skill levels, he had to deliberately work on himself consistently and the results took care of themselves.

Thank you Aabid for sharing your martial arts journey with us at Sunshine Coast Karate.  We can all learn a great deal from you.

“With peace, perseverance and hard work,
We are sure to reach our goals.”

 

 

Experiencing Karate At The Sunshine Coast University Japanese Immersion Day

On Wednesday, we had the pleasure of taking part in a Japanese Immersion Day at the Sunshine Coast University. Throughout the day, grade 10, 11 & 12 students from around the Sunshine Coast who study Japanese at school had the opportunity to take part in various Japanese language and cultural activities.

In total we taught four groups of about 60 students per group (240 students altogether).

I gave each group a short introduction about who we were and what we were going to cover in the session, using my best Japanese. For those who weren’t keeping up, I followed with an English version of the same information. I there were are few people who were very grateful that I did that, but quite surprisingly, most of the students seemed to be following what I was saying quite well.

After the introductions were out of the way, students entered our temporary outdoor dojo and we began the class. Students practiced some kihons, did a few partner exercises and then Senpai David and I did a few short demonstrations. And finally we wrapped up each session with a short Q & A session.

I have to say I was very impressed with how well all of the students participated and jumped in to make the most of the opportunity.

I’d like to say a big thank you to one of our adult students, Miyuki Power, who helped make the introduction to the event organiser. And also a big thank you to Selina Strazarri for taking photos.  (View photos at SCK Facebook Page)

All in all it was a lot of fun and we hope that we might be able to participate in similar events in the future.

May 2017 Newsletter

The latest newsletter (May 2017 edition) is now available for download.  Hard copies are available from the dojo or on the dojo noticeboard, or you can view it online – May 2017 Newsletter (PDF 4.6MB).

Latest News:

  • Over 50’s Class
  • Australian Team Members
  • Space for Rent
  • Upcoming Events

SCK Students:

  • Tournament Results
  • Grading Results
  • New Students
  • Student Birthdays
  • Attendance Recognition
  • Top Training Students:
    • Little Champions – Sergio Cuellar (9 lessons)
    • Karate Kids -Sam Phillips (39 lessons)
    • Teens/Adult: Bailey Keefe (26 lessons)

Challenge Yourself:

  • June Tournament
  • Dojo Records

Community & Fun

  • Easter Family Picnic & Training Day Photos
  • Japanese Lessons at the Dojo (Saturday Class for 14 years +)

Download the newsletter now: May 2017 Newsletter (PDF 4.6MB).

Young Ruby Earns New Belt!

Congratulations to Ruby moving up to orange stripe belt in our Little Champions Program. A great achievement and especially exciting to see Ruby pass her final test of correctly tying up her own belt.  Well Done Ruby!