Hanshi Howard Lipman took his KIMAA team to the National Full Contact Tournament held at Sydney University today.
Congratulations to Rhoy Tarnate who achieved third place in the Men’s 5th kyu and below heavyweight division. It was his first experience of full contact tournament fighting. Hope to see him compete at many more.
Sempai Angus Sweeney also competed and lost to the eventual winner of the Men’s Open Heavyweight Division.
Lismore Dojo competed Round 4 of the National All Styles on Sunday August 4th.
Harry, Corey and Akayla all competed, coached by
Sensei Mark McFadden, Sempai Wally Gray and Sempai Patricia Tan. Little Lion karateka Akayla took third place in point sparring.
Congratulations to all for their efforts and Akayla for her placement.
After their success in the
Griffith Riverina Tournament, Sensei David Craigie took his students Josh and Damon to the November KIKO Tournament. The Kyokushin International Karate Organisation is run by Kancho Doug Turnbull.
KIMAA Young Dojo karateka were both competing in their first Kyokushin Sydney tournament.
Josh Galea, in the male adults beginners/intermediate 80kg & over, was the Australian Champion in his division.
Damon Townsend, male adults beginners under 70kg was the Australian Champion in his division.
Congratulations to both Josh and Damon. Sensei David praised his students for their “efforts and tenacity”.
Kyokushin karateka of Young Dojo entered the Griffith Riverina Tournament in the full contact division.
They were supported by other students from their dojo and coached by
Sensei David Craigie.
Damon fought in the novice lightweight division and came First. Josh fought in the novice heavyweight division and took Second place.
For Damon’s fight for First place, it was taken to an extension. Damon won the bout by knocking his opponent out with jodan mawashi geri (head-high roundhouse kick).
Congratulations to both students and for representing KIMAA.
Lismore Dojo competed in Round 3 of the National All Styles tournament in Queensland, on July 22, 2018.
Sensei Mark, Sempai Wally and Sempai Trish with their students.
The Little Lions were under the mentorship of head instructor
Sensei Mark McFadden, as well as Sempai Wally Gray and Sempai Patricia Tan.
In the girls divisions, Evie, Olivia and Akayla competed, with Akayla winning an encouragement award for her first competition in point sparring.
In the boys, Isaac and Clayton both displayed a great effort in the Kata and Continuous Sparring divisions.
Congratulations to all our young KIMAA competitors.
Two Little Lions of Lismore and North Brisbane dojos competed in the Queensland National All Styles State Championships on Sunday October 15th.
Lismore Dojo competed in the 5th Kyu to Black Belt division for his age group and placed fourth. He was coached on the day by Sensei Mark McFadden. Congratulations Isaac!
North Brisbane Dojo returned to the NAS, after having placed third in a previous round.
In the words of instructor
Sensei Rob James, “As you can see, Sean’s focus, technique and his positive attitude are his strengths.” Well done, Sean!
Young Dojo competed in a Kyokushin tournament on Sunday 1 October.
The tournament was a first for both Sean and Josh, who competed under the watchful veteran eyes of
Sensei David Craigie.
Both students took Third Place in their divisions. Well done Sean and Josh!