A big congratulations to all Sunshine Coast competitors who attended round 2 of the Qld Chito-Ryu Karate Tournament Circuit last weekend on the Gold Coast. The Gold Coast Cup is one of the major tournamets of the year and double points are awarded towards the season champions and this shook up the rankings a bit.
As always it was great to see people stepping way out of their comfort zone and pushing the boundaries. This is by far one of the most important aspects of competition. While it’s always great to win and there was plenty of that going on with our Sunshine Coast members, having the courage to step up and have a go is always great to see.
Of course a huge thank you to Adam Sensei and the crew from Gold Coast Chito-Ryu Karate. It’s always a big undertaking to run a tournament of any size and it takes a lot of volunteers to make it work. Also a big thank you to our Sunshine Coast members and parents who volunteered with refereeing and as table officials. Great job!
So what you’ve been waiting for….
A special mention to Senpai Helen O’Grady who was awarded senior tournament champion for the 2nd year running. Also a special mention to our Sunshine Coast kumite team who once again were successful in keeping the home team from winning.
Round 3 of the QLD circuit will be the Sunshine Coast Cup, to be held Sunday, 29th May. This is even will also be worth double points towards season rankings as it is one of hte major tournaments for the year. Entry forms will be available soon.
More photos available on the Gold Coast Chito-Ryu Karate Facebook Page.