Our 2022 Sunshine Coast Chito-Ryu Winter Karate Tournament is all over. As our first major tournament for nearly 3 years, it was great to see lots of people participating. Congratulations to all competitors and thank you to all volunteers. For a lot of competitors and volunteers it was their first ever karate tournament, so there were plenty of learning opportunities, but I think there were also a lot of people who are keen for more.
This was our only major Sunshine Coast tournament planned for this year, but for our locals looking for more tournament action, there is a Gold Coast tournament planned for end of October. As we head into 2023 there will be more tournament action as we help prepare Sunshine Coast athletes who are currently working towards representing Australia at the 2023 Soke Cup in Japan.
Before we get to the result, a big shout out to all the people who volunteered their time to help make the event a success: referees, table officials, marshals, first aid, canteen/BBQ, set up & pack up crews, and the committee.
And also a big thank you to Matt Craven, for all the great photos. View them all on the Sunshine Coast Karate facebook page. Or check out the small selection below.