Karate Report June 2015

Posted on Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Sports Karate Australia

Just some of our students looking to grade to their next belt in June.

We continue to see jam packed classes filled with dedicated young and older Karate students working hard at building their skills and climbing to new heights.  We have an incredible team of senior black belts who shape and mould every student to help them reach their short and long term goals.   Every week games are enjoyed, skill badges are earned and juniors are graded to higher belts.  Those 8 years and older are required to attend formal gradings which are held quarterly in the Palms Auditorium at the Redlands Sporting Club, to earn their next belt.  Black belt gradings are held only twice a year, with our June contenders consisting of a mother and son team, Guy Sheen attempting his Black Belt Shodan Ho and Liz Sheen attempting her 1st Dan Black Belt Shodan.  Good luck to all of our students grading this term.
On the competition front, an impressive group of students have been attending the Kumite and Kata specific classes in order to sharpen their skills.  The last three months of  results speak for themselves:

QKA Summer Invitational Championships – Logan

  • Guy Sheen – Kumite – Bronze Medal
  • Len Salazar – Kata – Bronze Medal & Kumite – Silver Medal
  • Will Markhum – Kumite – Gold Medal
  • Varun Kumar  – Kata – Bronze Medal & Kumite – Gold Medal
  • Ewan Sheen – Kumite – Silver Medal
  • Thomas Cracknell – Kata – Bronze Medal & Kumite – Gold Medal
  • Jacinta Gibson – Kumite – Bronze Medal
  • Clinton De Bruijn – Kumite – Gold Medal

KBIT Tournament – Noosa

  • Guy Sheen – Kata & Kumite – unplaced
  • Len Salazar – Kata – Gold medal & Kumite – unplaced
  • Ewan Sheen – Kata & Kumite – unplaced
  • Clinton De Bruijn – Kumite – Gold medal: Men’s Heavy Weight & Men’s Open

Ozawa Cup – Las Vegas

  • Len Salazar – Kata – Bronze Medal & Kumite – Silver Medal
  • James Kelly – Kata – unplaced

AKF Australian Open Championships – Sydney

  • Jacinta Gibson –Kumite – Bronze Medal:  Women’s U21yrs & Women’s Senior
Queensland State Championships.

Queensland State Championships.

QKA State Championships – Shailer Park

  • Guy Sheen – Kumite– Silver Medal
  • Len Salazar – Kata unplaced & Kumite – 4th
  • Will Markhum – Kumite– Gold Medal
  • Ewan Sheen – Kumite– Silver Medal
  • Thomas Cracknell – Kumite – Gold Medal
  • Jacinta Gibson – Kumite – Gold Medal
  • Clinton De Bruijn – Kumite– Bronze Medal

AKF National Development Squad – AIS Canberra

  • Jacinta Gibson & Clinton De Bruijn were invited to attend this 3 day intense squad training.  They came home a little weary but with lots of skills to share.

Renbukan Tournament – Toowoomba

  • Hayden McShane – Kumite – Gold Medal
  • Caden Fisher – Kumite – Silver Medal
  • Lucas Millar – Kumite – Bronze Medal
  • James Rigby – Kumite – Bronze medal
  • Jacinta Gibson – Kata – Gold Medal & Kumite – Gold Medal
  • Clinton De Bruijn – Kata – Gold Medal & Kumite – Gold Medal

JKA/WF Open Championships – Murrumba Downs

  • Guy Sheen – Kumite Boy’s Advanced 12-13yrs – Gold Medal
  • Clinton De Bruijn – Kumite Men’s Open Advanced – Gold Medal

Our very own Shihan Rene updated his State referee status with the Queensland Karate Association at the QKA State Championships with more of our senior Black Belts set to follow suit later this year.  It is a requirement with the state body that we have our club’s people involved in all facets of sanctioned competitions.
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 enquire about joining.  Call 3396 0980, check out our Facebook page or go to www.sportskarateaustralia.com.au
Liz Sheen
President, Supporters & Competitors Club SKA