Written by Sempai Rob James
Eliza Bolger is 8th Kyu Level 2 in Kyokushin Karate.
Eliza started her Kyokushin journey in early 2013 at Aspley Dojo under Sempai Rob James. Ever since then she has been a solid member of the dojo and a pleasure to teach. Not only has she been awarded the Student of the Month in recent times but performed well in the Aspley Little Lions Open Kata Tournament in July 2014.
Eliza’s strengths are her commitment, determination and her ability to have a laugh at herself. In the past, Eliza has benefited from not only training with Sensei Mark and Sempai Jon from the North Coast Kyokushin dojos, but also Shihan Rick Cunningham who has taught at Lismore Dojo.
Eliza has a strong, healthy rivalry with her older brother Jack who also trains in the Aspley Little Lions. Eliza’s mum Amanda also trains in the adult class so it makes it very hard to find excuses not to train!
I look forward to watching Eliza grow not only as a student of Karate, but also as a person.