Karate members grade with flying colours
THE Whitsunday Kyokushin Karate Club is full of colour after hosting its first grading of the year earlier this month.
Seventy-four students completed testing on Saturday, May 3 - with all participants performing excellently to successfully pass their grading.
Many students put in extra hours of work - according to Cannonvale Club coach Belinda Woodham - practising technical work in the lead up to the important grading.
The Whitsunday Kyokushin Karate Club is now preparing for the Queensland Kyokushin Union Karate Championships in Cannonvale on Saturday, May 31.
The Kyu grading results were
Nelson Woods (second Kyu), Jacaqui Diamond (third Kyu), Ryan Stephens, Dallas Woodham (fourth Kyu), Sebastian Heatley, Monique Woodham, Jack Wilson (fifth Kyu), Samantha Diamond, Jacob Farrell, Joel Crook (sixth Kyu), Liam Tomas, Jackson Crossley (seventh Kyu), Duane Franke, Cody Stevens, Jonathan Heatley, Aiden Sharpe (eighth Kyu), Keiren Munckton, Samara Graham, Isabelle Graham, Kobe Ford, Emily Foster, Rhys Gravelle, Alexis Graham, Imogen Graham (ninth Kyu), William Smith, Lachlan Carr, Sean Taylor, Max Bowman, Daniel Dale, Monique Murphy, Kaya Maginn, Flynn Matheson-Hone, Lisa Stanley, Andrew Sander, Zachary Blazely, Jai Sander and Cooper Sander (10th Kyu).
The Thursday, May 1 results included: Liam Stephens (fifth Kyu green tip), Jessie Groom (sixth Kyu white tip), Jai Nuth, Kym Nuth, Malea Callaghan (ninth Kyu blue tip), Ella Madsen, Chloe Morrissey, Emma Carr, Rachael Buckley, Nadia Hopkins, Benjamin Carr, Alistair Adams, Velvet Heatley, Thomas Foster (10th Kyu white tip), Debbie Niale, Hayley Denmeade, Mila Julian-Tekiri, Laura Denmeade, Nate Harrison, Blake Hanks (white black/orange tip), Sally Denmeade, Libby Crisp, Sasha Hopkins, Matthew Heatley, Tegan Hanks, Sonny Burrell, Declan Morrison, Emma Smith, Callum Alcock-Ogilvie, Miller Alcock-Ogilvie and David Teale (white black tip).