Team Challenge Tournament – Entries Now Open

Entries for the final Sunshine Coast tournament for 2018 are now open.  This tournament will be a team challenge tournament.

Date:  Sunday, 4th November 2018
Venue:  Kuluin State School
Entries close:  Saturday, 20th October 2018

  • Join a team from your dojo, maximum 15 people per team.
  • Every event you enter earns you points for your team. 
  • Choose your team wisely, so that you are on the winning team?

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