Karate Report January 2016

Posted on Wednesday, 23 December 2015

Black Belts 2015

December 2015 Black Belts – L to R: Shihan Rene with Senseis Varun, Paris & Ewan

SKA hosted yet another successful Gladiator Tournament where young and upcoming members competed against fellow club members and visiting clubs. Divided into groups of age and experience they played valuable skill related games earning points as they go resulting in each competitor receiving a medal based on the number of games won. This is an essential stepping stone preparing our young members for later competitions.  Of course the jumping castle was again a huge hit.
Rock climbing test

Rock climbing test

Getting ready for Black Belt week saw a group of young and not so young members venture to the inner sanctum of indoor rock climbing.  It was a definite test of strength and endurance, a lot of fun was had by all.  This term our group also met for several social gatherings with the younger ones enjoying a movie night in the Dojo and more senior members tested there targeting skills at clay shooting.
Shihan Toms invaluable Ju Jitsu seminar

Shihan Toms invaluable Ju Jitsu seminar

The annual pilgrimage to Noosa North Shore for the end of year Black Belt camp and Kyu Grading was again enjoyed by many (except the large traffic hold up due to a nasty accident on the Highway). Once again Hanshi Dr Patrick MacCarthy and Jiu Jitsu Master Shihan Tom Bellamy held jam packed seminars enjoyed by all.  To achieve a black belt members must go through a long process of preparing themselves physically, mentally and emotionally. The enormous wealth of knowledgeable, talented and loyal members ensures all those who commit to a training process are given the guidance and support necessary to achieve their personal goals.  So we welcome to the ranks of Shodan Ho Ewan Sheen and Varun Kumar and 1st Dan Shodan Paris Botella.
With classes running 7 days a week throughout the Redlands and Bayside catering to all ages and fitness levels there has never been a better time to inquire about joining.
Call 3396 0980, check out our Facebook page or go to www.sportskarateaustralia.com.au
Liz Sheen
President, Supporters & Competitors Club SKA