From 31 October, karate-bu times changed, now from 1pm until 1:50pm. Due to my Judo black belt grading, there will be no karate-bu class on Saturday November 21.
Only one month until grading tests! Good luck with your preparation. I am very pleased to take requests for lessons to help you prepare. Kids kata, and much of the adult’s syllabus is also available on video, please bring a USB to the dojo for copies. Grading tests are $25, to be paid in advance of your test.
As our dojo grows, so does the need for people to step up and assist with various aspects of instruction and administration. I am thinking about forming a dojo committee to formalise such contributions. I have been keen to arrange a ‘gasshuku’ or camping trip for a while, but need help. I would like to appoint individuals to be responsible for a number of roles. If interested any a leadership role in any of the following areas, please let me know.
- Social and training events
- Japanese culture and language lessons
- Filming and editing syllabus, drills and also promoting the dojo on social media
- Research and instruction in the fields of:
- Koryu Uchinadi drills
- Self defence
- Kudo competition
Many members already make great contributions. This list is by no means exhaustive, but I would like to thank a few individuals, in no specific order:
- Steven Pace – for general leadership and assistance with all events and classes, even teaching recently while injured
- Geoff Tynan – for leadership in jujutsu classes, kata classes and helping out new students during and after classes
- Daniel Headland – for his commitment to assisting with my judo grading (and associated preparation) and developing throw drills with Kynan
- Kynan Schroeter – likewise, for developing throw drills, and stepping up to assist while Pacey has been unavailable
- Jason Gleeson – for assisting in instructing kid’s classes
- Justin Tronerud – for providing some great resources recently (I hope to make these available soon)
- Sean Walker – for introducing many potential students, including Jim and Sean Colyer
- Raghu Anbalagan – for never missing a demonstration and being SA’s pioneer in Kudo competition
- Umehara san – for always making himself available for demonstrations despite a very busy schedule and being a club inspiration
- And wow, there are so many more – don’t even let me get started on the kids and families!
Thank you to everyone who competed, volunteered, photographed, officiated, loaned equipment or otherwise assisted with AsiaFest. Thanks to everyone’s substantial contributions, the Sobukids Challenge, Kudo Nationals and various demonstrations went off without a hitch.
|Kumite – small kids|
|Kumite – medium kids|
|Kumite – big kids|
Kudo National Championship
I was hoping to have a full list for you, but here are the Sobukan Kudo results – to the best of my recollection! My apologies in advance for any errors or omissions! Congratulations everyone on demonstrating great attitudes, skill and fighting spirit.
Gold medal winners:
- Daniel Scibilia
- Doug Harrison
Silver medal winners:
- Steven Pace
- Daniel Carlesso
- Jo Purvis
- Tristan Walker
Bronze medal winners:
- Jim Burger
- Takumi Nishiyama
- Raghu Anbalagan
- Tayla Jeffries
Please find a rough schedule below to assist competitors in preparing for the 2016 Kudo Nationals in March.
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November & December
- Strength and conditioning
- Basic techniques and tactics
- Eliminating individual weaknesses
January & February
- Combinations & counters
- Your ‘game’
- Weight control