Lismore Dojo hosted a special Karate and Kobudo seminar on the weekend of August 24-25. Shihan Rick Cunningham (6th Dan Kyokushin, 5th Dan Kobudo) travelled up from Sydney to run the seminar hosted by Sensei Mark McFadden and Sempai Jon Ellis. Sempai Rob James and some of his students also came down from Brisbane to participate.
The Saturday afternoon focused on Karate, in particular kata applications (bunkai), and the Sunday was spent on Kobudo, namely the Bo, Sai and Eeku.
Little Lions students from the North Coast classes and Aspley Dojo also participated over the weekend. The instructors extend their thanks to the parents for bringing the kids along for the weekend, especially those who came down from Queensland. It was an excellent opportunity for these young karateka to meet and train with Shihan Cunningham. The Little Lions were awarded with certificates of participation at the end of the weekend.
The highlight of the weekend, besides the great training, was seeing the North Coast and Queensland Dojos come together again in the spirit of Kyokushin. Sempai Rob was very grateful to Sensei Mark for hosting and looks forward to returning the favour in the future.