Before we get to the results a big thank you to all of the volunteers for making the event a great success. Number were a little bit down on previous years, but the standard of competition and the big improvement shown by referees and officials was great to see.
This year’s QLD Chito-Ryu Karate-Do State Titles was proudly supported by the Sunshine Coast Council’s grants program. Funds received from Cr. Jason O’Pray’s discretionary fund allowed our association to purchase a new set of tournament mats which were used at this year’s event and will continue to be used for many years to run more events like this on the Sunshine Coast.
Proudly Supported by the Sunshine Coast Council’s grants program
Now… onto the results.
A special mention to our tournament champions who performed best in both individual kata and kumite events.
- Junior Tournament Champion – Bailey Keefe (Sunshine Coast Dojo)
- Senior Tournament Champion – David Strazzari (Sunshine Coast Dojo)
Download the full result listing: 2016 Qld State Titles Results (PDF).
Also, a special thank you to Mitchell German Sensei from Nova Scotia, Canada, who helped referee all day did some great demonstrations too.
The demonstration below is Ryusan kata, which was also the kata that German Sensei performed to win the men’s black belt kata division at the last Soke Cup in Hong Kong.
The second demonstration (below) German Sensei performs a short selection of seated self defence techniques (suwari waza) that he learned many years ago from one of O Sensei’s senior students. These techniques were developed by the Samurai to defend themselves indoors, when there was no room to draw their swords.
And finally, here are a few photos to enjoy. Unfortunately we didn’t have our regular photographer, who always does and amazing job with the photos, but we’ve still managed to find a few…