Queensland IKO State Titles – April 11, 2015

In September 2012, Aspley Dojo was opened by Sempai Rob James. Within three years of the opening of KIMAA’s Brisbane dojo, on April 11 this year, Sempai Rob and students celebrated their first milestone: five Aspley Dojo fighters competed in a state tournament – the Queensland IKO State Titles. Some have been training with Sempai Rob since the beginning, while others are a lot more recent to join the fold. All did their dojo proud.

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Aspley Dojo came away with three medals:

  • 1st Colts Middleweight Novice
  • 2nd in the Men’s Light Weight Novice
  • 2nd Boys Aged 7-8 Years

Sempai Rob was “extremely proud” of all of his students, “not just the ones who came away with a medal. You all worked hard on the day and displayed great spirit and determination.”

Congratulations to the competitors of Aspley Dojo, and to Sempai Rob. Special thanks also goes to Sensei Mark McFadden, who came up from Lismore to help support the team on the day.

Sempai Rob James and Aspley Dojo students
Sempai Rob James and Aspley Dojo students