By now word may have passed around the dojo about some of the great results from our Sunshine Coast members who participate in the National Chito-Ryu Karate Championships in Lithgow, NSW, Sunday 26th October.Â This year our dojo was well representated with 14 competitors travelling interstate for the tournament.Â Of the 19 events contested, our dojo won, 9 x Gold, 4 x Silver, and 6 x Bronze.Â Not a bad effort!
While tournament results are not full measure of of , a karateka’s ability, it does say something about the level of commitment of the following members from the Sunshine Coast.Â Here’s a full break down of the results for Sunshine Coast members.
- Rhys Woodhouse – 3rd Adult Black Belt Kata, 3rd 16-17 Yrs Boys Kumite, 1st Open Team Kata
- Emma Woohouse – 3rd Junior Brown & Black Belt Kata, 1st 12-13 Yrs Girls Kumite
- Emma Moehead – 3rd Junior 7-4th Kyu Kata, 1st White Belt – 4th Kyu Team Kata
- Jim Moehead – 1st Open Team Kata
- Mitchell Booker – 1st Junior 7-4th Kyu Kata, 3rd 12-13 Yrs Boys Kumite, 1st White Belt – 4th Kyu Team Kata
- Luke Moulden – 1st Junior White Belt – 8th Kyu Kata
- Viet Kaas – 2nd Junior Brown & Black Belt Kata
- Helen O’Grady – 2nd Adult 5-1st Kyu Kata, 2nd Ladies Open Kumite, 1st Open Team Kata
- Keanu Caston – 2nd Junior 7-4th Kyu Kata, 1st 12-13 Yrs Boys Kumite, 1st White Belt – 4th Kyu Team Kata
- Sandra Phillips – 1st Adult Black Belt Kata, 1st Ladies Open Kumite
- Linh Tran – 2nd Junior Brown & Black Belt Kata, 3rd 14-15 Yrs Boys Kumite
- James O’Grady – Did not place, this time
- Georgia Butner-Johnson – Did not place, this time
- Duncan Bigg – Did not place, this time
Here are a few photos from the weekend, training on Saturday & tournament on Sunday.
The sports karate kumite classes for both adults and juniors will until the end of the year.Â Next year our local association will be hosting the regional Sunshine Coast tournament once again and the National Chito-Ryu Championships.