Following the Black Belt class and senior Kyokushin grading the day before, a Kobudo class was held on Sunday June 26.
The class was held at Annangrove Dojo, with instruction led by Shihan Rick Cunningham (6th Dan Kyokushin, 6th Dan Kobudo). Assisting with teaching was Sensei Mark Shelmerdine (4th Dan Kyokushin, 4th Dan Kobudo), Sensei Paul Finnerty (4th Dan Kyokushin, 3rd Dan Kobudo) and Sempai Alex Lloyd (2nd Dan Kyokushin, 1st Dan Kobudo).
From KIMAA’s North Coast and Queensland dojos were Sensei Mark McFadden (3rd Dan Kyokushin, 3rd Dan Kobudo) and Patricia Tan from Lismore Dojo, Sensei Jon Ellis (3rd Dan Kyokushin, 2nd Dan Kobudo) and Will Brook from Ballina Dojo, and Sempai Rob James (2nd Dan Kyokushin) and Amanda Bolger from North Brisbane Dojo. Trish, Will and Amanda did very well at training considering the rigours of the Kyokushin grading the previous day.
An extended and intensive Kobudo class was held revising various weapons and katas. Turramurra student Jonathan Lee attended the class to do some photography.
Shihan Rick Cunningham with the Eeku.
Sensei Mark Shelmerdine with the Bo.
Partner work: Sensei Jon with Sensei Mark.
Partner work: Sensei Jon blocks Sensei Mark.
Sempai Rob James with the Sai.
Sensei Ian Holdaway with the Bo.
Sensei Jon Ellis with the Sai.
The class perform the Eeku kata.
Partner work: Amanda with Sempai Alex.
Sensei Mark McFadden with the Bo.
Amanda Bolger with the Eeku.
Partner work: Will with Amanda.
Sempai Alex Lloyd and class perform a Bo kata.
Patricia Tan with the Sai.
Will Brook with the Bo.
Sensei Paul Finnerty with the Bo.
Sempai Alex Lloyd with the Eeku.
Thank you to Shihan Cunningham for taking the class, Jonathan for doing the photos and everyone who came along to train.