QLD Kyokushin State Titles – May 10, 2014

On Saturday May 10, KIMAA’s Sempai James Campbell competed in the Queensland Kyokushin State Titles (IKO Matsui).

Sempai James Campbell with Shihan Rick Cunningham
Sempai James Campbell with Shihan Rick Cunningham

Sempai James came runner up in his division. He fought exceptionally well. 2014MayTournament3

Shihan Rick Cunningham flew up with James from Sydney for the occasion. Sensei Mark McFadden, Sempai Jon Ellis, Sempai Rob James and others also came to support Sempai James.

Sempai James began Kyokushin in 2008, grading to 1st Dan in 2012. He has also been to Japan twice, as recently as last year, for training. This was his first tournament.

The following morning Shihan Cunningham led a class at Lismore Dojo. The North Coast seniors, Sempai Rob, Sempai James and Gen participated.

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KIMAA offers its congratulations to Sempai James on his achievement and for excellently representing our organisation.

Australian Championships – December 14-15, 2013

On the weekend of December 14-15, KIMAA student Patricia Tan entered the National All Styles Championships, held at the Sydney Olympic Park Sports Centre, and achieved great success.

On the Saturday Patricia performed Saiha kata for the Kyu Grade Kata competition, intermediate section, and won the Gold Trophy. Patricia also performed the Bo kata Sushi no Kon Sho in the Traditional Weapons section, which was an open division. Sensei Mark McFadden and Sempai Jon Ellis performed the Bo kata Ufugusuku with Patricia, displaying the application partner work and finished with a take down for the Creative Weapons demonstration. This demonstration won them the Silver Trophy.

Patricia entered the Continuous Sparring and Points Sparring divisions on the Sunday. These were the Veterans Open division and the fights were against black belts from a mix of styles.

North Coast KIMAA students, including Patricia, have previously enjoyed success in the National All Styles competitions in October 2012 and May 2013. Congratulations to the North Coast students for their consistently high standard of performance in these national competitions. Extra congratulations to Patricia Tan for becoming an Australian champion!

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National All Styles Round 2 – May 19, 2013

Trish and Jackson from the KIMAA North Coast participated in the National All Styles Round 2. Trish was awarded second place in continuous sparring and Jackson received a certificate of achievement.

This success follows on from the North Coast’s efforts in the National All Styles last year. Congratulations to both students on their achievements.

North Coast Competition Victories – October 20-21, 2012

Students from the NSW North Coast Dojos competed in two competitions this October up in Queensland.

The team did incredibly well in the Australian Kyokushin Karate Association titles, held on Saturday October 20. Many students competed in the full contact and non-contact events. Of these Rian and Jeremy won placements in the contact event (1st and 3rd), and Courtney in the non-contact event (1st).

The next day, October 21st, students also competed in the Queensland National All Styles. They entered in traditional weapons, point sparring, continuous sparring, kata and more. Jeremy Grey came 1st in continuous sparring, doing it the hard way with 2 draws and following on from the Saturday’s competition. Dianne Turner came 1st in the Queensland Veterans Women Continuous Sparring, and Trish Tan came 2nd in the same division. Trish also came 2nd in the point sparring at Kyu grade level. Those who did not win trophies still performed admirably, putting in the effort to train, to compete and perform their best.

North Coast team that competed at the National All Styles, October 21.