2018 QLD Chito-Ryu Karate State Titles Results

Congratulations to everyone who participated in last weekend’s QLD Chito-Ryu State Titles. This was the biggest tournament we have ever hosted on the Sunshine Coast and it was great to see such a strong standard across all divisions.

It was also great to see so many first time competitors and lots of support from volunteers. It takes a lot of work from many volunteers to run events like this and we’re very grateful that so many people stepped up to make it possible for everyone.

Tournament results are now available for download (PDF).

A special mention to the tournament champions, both from the Sunshine Coast dojo.
Jr champion – Bailey Keefe
Sr champion – Lachlan Davies

And also congratulations to the winners of the advanced team kata division from the Sunshine Coast, once again winning this perpetual trophy. Klaudia Caston, Keanu Caston & Sam Hunt.

Unfortunately, though, the Gold Coast dojo had a better team this year in the team kumite event, although it did literally go down to the very last point of the last match.

Congratulations to everyone who competed at last weekend’s Qld Chito-Ryu State Titles. This was the biggest tournament we have ever hosted on the Sunshine Coast and it was great to see such a strong standard across all divisions. It was also great to see so many first time competitors and lots of support from volunteers.A special thank you to Mark Snow Shihan and Adam McDonald Sensei from who came all the way from the Blue Mountains to referee. Also thank you to interstate competitors from Blue Mountains & Sydney.A special mention to tournament champions from the Sunshine Coast.Jr champion – Bailey KeefeSr champion – Lachlan DaviesFor those who are keen for more tournaments there are just two more chances to compete this year.Gold Coast Tournament – 9 Sep Nationals (Blue Mountains) – 30 SepEntry forms are available now for the Gold Coast tournament and Nationals entry forms will be available soon.

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I’d also like say a huge thank you to Jane Graham who has put up lots of great photos from the tournament. A great historical record. Here is the links to the albums (there might still be more coming, I’m not sure).

Advanced Kata (Individual)
Advanced Team Kata
Kumite Tag & 4-5 Yrs Mixed Kumite
Boy’s Kumite
Girl’s Kumite
Men’s U/70kg Kumite
Ladies Kumite
Men’s O/70kg Kumite

For those who had a great time at this tournament, entry forms are now available for two more tournaments next month.

2018 QLD Chito-Ryu Karate-Do State Titles – Entries Now Open

Entries are now open for the 2018 QLD Chito-Ryu Karate-Do State Titles.

The event will be held on the Sunshine Coast, at Kuluin State School.  Sunday, 12th August 2018.

Entries Close:  Saturday, 28th July 2018.

Download your entry form: entry form – QLD state titles 2018-08 (SC) [PDF].

This event is open all students of Chito-Ryu Karate-Do. There will be divisions and events for all ages and levels.

If you’ve never competed before, we recommend the best place to start is with the individual and team kata events. This year we’ll be running a special team kata event where beginners can team up with more experienced members.


Team Kata – Teams of 3 people. In this tournament, there will be 3 divisions.

  • Beginner Team Kata (Little Champions & White-Orange Belt)
  • Intermediate Team Kata (Green-Purple Belt)
  • Advanced Team Kata (Brown-Black Belt)

Beginner division, teams may have 1 member of any rank.  Intermediate and advanced divisions will be determined by the rank of the most senior member.  Competitors in the intermediate and advanced division may also enter the beginner division.

Individual Kata – Perform on your own against people of a similar age and level.

Individual Kumite Tag – This is a fun non-contact event for little champions and beginner children (11 yrs and under, orange belt and under).

Individual Kumite – This is a sparring event, with controlled contact and protective equipment. This is open to all ages and levels, but recommended for students who have had some kumite experience in class.

Adult Team Kumite – This event is made up of teams of 5 fighters:  3 men & 2 ladies. Each dojo will have the opportunity to enter at least 1 team and is sure to be a feature event of the day.

Are you going to enter the tournament?  Talk to your instructor and get your entry in today.

Reminder:  entries close,  Saturday, 28th July 2018.


Tournament Results – Sunshine Coast Chito-Ryu Karate-Do Tournament – March 2018

Congratulations to everyone who competed at yesterday’s Sunshine Coast Tournament (Sunday, 18th March 2018).  Although competitor numbers were a bit down the standard of competition was very high and there has also been big improvements in the standard of refereeing, especially in the junior referee.  The ongoing improvements are a reflection of the hard work that is going on in the respective QLD Chito-Ryu dojos: Sunshine Coast Karate & Gold Coast Karate and Kobudo Centre.

Here are the results:

Tournament results – Sunshine Coast Chito-Ryu Karate-Do Tournament – Sunday, 18th March 2018 (PDF)

A special mention to our tournament champions, who were the top performers in individual kata and individual kumite.

  • Junior Tournament Champion – Patrick Edwards (Sunshine Coast)
  • Senior Tournament Champion – Samantha Lenton (Gold Coast)

As always, tournaments are not possible without the efforts of a lot of volunteers.  Thank you to referees, table officials, event marshalls, canteen & BBQ helpers, and everyone who helped with the setup and pack up.

Of course, also thank you to the parents of our junior competitors for your continued support.

The next tournament will be:  Sun 20th May (Sydney).

The next QLD tournament will be: Sun 24th June (Gold Coast).

Here are a few photos we’ve found.  If anyone has any more photos or videos, please let us know and we’ll add them below.w

Sunshine Coast Tournament – 18 March 2018 – Entries Open

Entries are now open for the first tournament of the year for the QLD Chito-Ryu tournament circuit for 2018.  All Chito-Ryu students from around Australia are welcome to attend.

When:  Sunday, 18th March 2018
Registration:  From 9:00am
Competition Starts: 9:30am
Tournament Venue:  Kuluin State School, Tallowwood Dr, Kuluin
Entries Close:  Saturday, 3rd March 2018

Entry form is out now:  Sunshine Coast Tournament entry form (Sun, 18 March 2018).

Close of the intensive and the Super Saiyan award!

Well the 2-week intensive is already coming to an end, wrapping up tomorrow with beach training from 6-7:30 at mooloolaba and the usual Saturday classes at the dojo for those who attend them. I’m expecting it not to be too hot at the beach tomorrow since its early in the morning but that will depend on what the sun and wind want to do, either way we will be able to go swimming!

It has been a good week of training and plenty of basics have been reinforced with some exploring of new content as well. Being at the dojo is a great place to clear your mind, it really doesn’t matter what’s concerning you at the time. Once you start training it all goes out the window and you find yourself focused and thinking about training and technique or not thinking at all and just enjoying training your body. My feet are covered with blisters upon blisters, so I’m going to have to toughen the soles of my feet up a bit haha

It may be some months away but I would love for as many people possible to come to the karate camp on the gold coast this year, it is fun and full of training and good times for people of all ages and ranks. I always have a good time training and socializing with karate members. I would also like to promote the tournaments this year, I understand that sometimes they can be a nerve-racking experience especially the first couple times (trust me, they still are for me), but it’s a great way to put all your hard work to the test. And whether you place or not is not that important, it’s just about giving it your best. Everyone that runs and participates in the tournaments are very friendly and helpful. So, I look forward to seeing everyone again and some new faces I don’t usually see at these events.

Now for the super Saiyan of the week award. Saiyan’s are an elite warrior race who are obsessed with training their bodies, especially in fighting styles and martial arts to become the strongest fighters in the universe, to continually improve themselves. They fully dedicate themselves to their training.

Not just this week, but over the 2-week intensive period, this person has attended every class possible at the dojo (I’m pretty sure) and always trains 100%, making it very difficult for me not to choose him. It is hard to try and keep up with his continually improving technique and speed and I’m sure it won’t be too long before he is a force to be reckoned with in the kumite haha so the Super Saiyan award goes to Bailey!

Super Saiyan Bailey!!

Bailey powering up before he goes super Saiyan!