Hi everyone it has been a while since I have sent out any bulletins, but that doesn’t mean we have been quite. It has been the complete opposite, see below.
UK Trip –
3rd World Junior IFK Championships Crawley UK – 23rd July
We had a great trip in the UK, some of the highlights were the opportunity to train with Hanshi Steve Arneil at his dojo in Wimbledon and then on the day of the tournament we were present when Hanshi was awarded his 10th Dan. This was a truly momentous occasion and we were there to witness history in the making.
The tournament went really well with Robbie Simmons from KKC Karate winning his first round fight and narrowly losing his second, this is an incredible effort as we have only been training in the clicker fighting discipline for approximately 14 months when all other countries in the event have been doing this for 10 years or more. Well done Robbie.
Let me take this opportunity on behalf of all students at KKC Karate to congratulate Hanshi Steve Arneil on his newly awarded 10th Dan, he is a truly remarkable person and an inspiration to us all. More high lights of the trip will be in the IFKKA Newsletter September Issue
IFKKA Interclub Tournament Round 2 Sunday 31st July
This was held at Dulwich Hill Dojo. What a great day it was as the competition was very exciting to watch and parents kept coming up and saying how much they enjoyed the tournament. T
There were 42 students entered from the Sydney IFKKA Clubs The level of competition was super I am always pleased when I watch students getting up and having a go as competition is not always about winning & losing, to me it is having a go and doing your best and learning from the experience.
Also Bianca & Matthew Basile (pictured left): have been travelling to other regional AMAC events. On Sunday 29th May they were competing in the ACT. By all reports it was very cold that day, so they must be keen.
Results– Matthew; Kata 4th, Point sparring 2nd,Freestyle sparring 3rd, Point sparring Advanced black belt 12-14 years 2nd, Sword combat 2nd & Sumo 2nd. Bianca; Point Sparring 3rd, Freestyle Sparring 4th. We have heard of the travelling Wilberries these are our travelling Basile’s, I hear they will be off to Newcastle this Sunday 14th August to compete in the AMAC regional tournament. Good luck !!
Tournament Training Class The next scheduled tournament training class is on Sunday 28th August from 9.30 to 11.30am. Cost to attend this class is $10 and bookings are essential if you wish to attend please book your place with Senpai Jenny.
This class is an opportunity to practise higher level techniques and hone your sparring skills. We will be covering Sumo, Sword Combat, Points Sparring, Freestyle Sparring and Kata. If you don’t enter tournaments you can still attend this class and gain valuable experience.
2011 Annual IFKKA Karate Camp The 2011 Annual IFKKA Camp will be held from Friday 14th October to Sunday 16th October. Again this will be held at the Heathcote Scout Camp and there will also be a special edition camp T-shirt included, so you will have a memento of the occasion. Make sure you book soon as you don’t want to miss out. Non Karateka can also attend.
This is a not to be missed event, just ask all who have attended previous camps, it’s good fun, good karate, and good food for the whole weekend, set with a breathtaking backdrop!
IFK Kyokushin Kata Books For Sale KKC Karate has a limited number of IFK Kyokushin Kata Books by Hanshi Steve Arneil for sale, some of the books have been signed by Hanshi .
These books are not always readily available, if you would like to purchase one signed or unsigned book please contact Senpai Jenny on 0410 339 842 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Safety Boken 28 inches & Shuto 100cm (padded swords) Some Students have been making enquiries to purchase the Safety Boken $42 each or Shuto cost $50 each. Bokens & Shutos are available in red or blue.
It is recommended if you purchase these that you also purchase a head guard. Head guards cost $55 each and are available in various sizes from small to extra large and colours red, blue, white or black. To order please advise Senpai Jenny by phone on 0410 339 842 or email: jfuller@KKCKarate.com.au before the end of August as she will be putting an order in then.