August Beginner Tournament & Qld Circuit Rankings After Round 5

Congratulations to everyone who took part in the beginner tournament last weekend in Maroochydore.  A big thank you to all of the volunteers and officials.  Great to see more and more beginners jumping up for the first time.


Here is a full listing of results from the tournament.  And the updated Season Rankings for the QLD Circuit after round 5.  There are now only 2 rounds left to decide the overall season champion.  At this stage, we have Senpai Helen O’Grady from the Sunshine Coast narrowly in the lead, but hte next round could shake things up a bit with.

Tournaments can be a bit of a scary thing, because by their very nature they push people way out of their comfort zone.  And this tournament was no different.  With this in mind, here’s a special metion for our senior tournament champion and first time competitor Jodie Marriott.  Jodie, has been terrified about jumping up and competing, but she decided to take the plunge at last weekend’s event with great results, winning medals in all events she entered and in turn earning the title of senior tournament champion as the best all round competitor.  Keep up the great work Jodie, you’re a great example of what can be achieved when you’re willing to step up and have a go.

For all those who are keen competitors, next opportunity to compete is this year’s national Chito-Ryu Karate Championships, to be held for the first time ever on the Gold Coast.  entry forms and information about the event are now available.