North Coast Karate & Kobudo Seminar – July 4-5, 2015

Patricia Tan practising bunkai.
Patricia Tan practising bunkai.

A Karate and Kobudo seminar was held on the weekend of July 4-5 at Lismore Dojo on the NSW Far North Coast. Instructors and students attended from Lismore, Ballina and Aspley dojos.

The seminar was taught by Shihan Rick Cunningham (6th Dan Kyokushin, 6th Dan Kobudo).

Also instructing were Sensei Mark McFadden (3rd Dan Kyokushin, 3rd Dan Kobudo), Sensei Jon Ellis (3rd Dan Kyokushin, 2nd Dan Kobudo), Sempai Rob James (2nd Dan Kyokushin) and Sempai Wally Gray (1st Dan Kyokushin).

Saturday’s class focused on Kyokushin, with a particular emphasis on bunkai.

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Sunday’s training included a Kobudo grading.

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Congratulations to everyone who graded.

Thanks go to Shihan Cunningham for travelling from Sydney to teach the seminar, to Sensei Mark for hosting, Patricia for her organisational skills (including feeding a small Kyokushin army), and to Genevieve, Amanda and Julie for other lunch duty assistance.