A massive weekend of Karate 2 day JKF Gojukai Seminars and Testing followed by the National Championships . After 2 days of great training ,a nervous wait for Testing late Saturday afternoon saw , Steve Vongthevanh Livio Pizzin Scott Smith Jake Lapuz
Adrianna Widmer Tiana Todorovic Herman Van Dyk Joshua Lapuz
Successfully Graded to 1st Dan JKF Gojukai
Also everyone that competed Well Done
Will update with all the results ASAP
Seminar held on the 25th February was very successful after 3 and a half hours of
Kihon Kata Kumite and some very sweaty karateka
A special grading was held for Tiana Todorovic and Josh Lapuz who both excelled in passing there 1st Dan Seiwakai Test. Congratulations.
Fairfield Public School 25th February 8.30-11.30am
JKF Gojukai Seminars March 31st – 1st April
Grading Saturday 1st April
Tournament 2nd April
Japan/Omagari July 26-1st August
JKF Gojukai Seminars 3rd and 4th August
Tournament 5th August
Hi Fellow Karateka
Class Resume Dates ; Bossley Park Dojo Thursday 2nd February
Fairfield Dojo Wednesday 1st February
Marrickville Dojo Sunday 29th January
Alexandria Dojo Tuesday 7th February
Maroubra Dojo Friday 3rd February
Erskineville Dojo Wednesday 8th February
Important dates to remember: 2017
Seminars: 31st March & 1st April
Grading: 1st April
Tournament: 2nd April
To be announced: Training/Seminars by Fujiwara Hanshi at one of the Sydney Dojos.
Hi fellow Karateka,
Congratulations to all my students at Maroubra and Bossley Park/Fairfied Dojos that passed their grades on 2nd & 10th December respectively. A special thank you to Scott Read Sensei (Brisbane) for being on the grading panel.
Assistance by Shihan Frank Agius, Sensei Paul Keen, Senseis David& Jake, and all my Black Belt students is much appreciated.
Special recognition of achievements by Livio Pizzin and Arnel Sisic for their Shodan Seiwaki/Shuseikan.
Looking forward to an even more amazing 2017
Mario Borg Shihan
The 2016 JKF Gojukai seminar was held in Brisbane on the 8,9 and 10th April
Brilliant seminar with some of Japans Highest ranked masters Saito, Fushimi, Fujiwara, Tada and Ishida.
As all ways a good time was had by all and as usual high quality instruction after two days of intense training grading was held late Saturday afternoon.
Where Vee Seckin graded to JKF Gojukai 3rd Dan, David Schlesinger to JKF GojuKai 1st Dan and on a personal note I was promoted to the rank of 5th Dan Shihan.
David Schlesinger represented our club well and contested the over forties kumite and won first place convincingly against some very tough opposition. He also came second in the male open kumite against much younger competitors with some strong goju versus sports karate.
Dave also place 2nd overall in open black belt kata.