TROPHY WINNERS: Kyokushin karate students from Cannonvale with their trophies they won at their recent competition in the Whitsundays. Back: Michael Fry and Ryan Curry-Williams. Third: Katya Bandow, Liam Stephens, Monique Woodham, Jessie Groom, Dallas Woodham and Jack Wilson. Second row: Toby Spence, Bailey Corneal, Olivia Snape, Josh Vivoda, Sian Williams, Sebastian Heatley, Tim Snape and Ryan Stephens. Front: Ariel Bandow, Tasha Sanders, Aiden Sharpe, Liam Tomas, Cody Pettersen, Jonathan Heatley and Dylan Beale.
TROPHY WINNERS: Kyokushin karate students from Cannonvale with their trophies they won at their recent competition in the Whitsundays. Back: Michael Fry and Ryan Curry-Williams. Third: Katya Bandow, Liam Stephens, Monique Woodham, Jessie Groom, Dallas Woodham and Jack Wilson. Second row: Toby Spence, Bailey Corneal, Olivia Snape, Josh Vivoda, Sian Williams, Sebastian Heatley, Tim Snape and Ryan Stephens. Front: Ariel Bandow, Tasha Sanders, Aiden Sharpe, Liam Tomas, Cody Pettersen, Jonathan Heatley and Dylan Beale.

Our karate kids are all smiles

THE students from the Cannonvale kyokushin karate dojo took part in the Whitsunday Kyokushin Regional Karate Tournament on May 21.

For many of them it was the first time that they were part of a big tournament, taking part in non-contact, kata and full-contact karate.

In acknowledgement of their efforts, each student was presented with a trophy at their first training session after the tournament, much to the delight of the kids whose faces lit up at the sight of their new piece of gold ware.

Sensei Belinda Woodham said she was proud of her student’s efforts on the day.

She said it was a great tournament where every fighter performed to the best of their abilities and were well rewarded on the day.

Woodham said the results from the tournament put them in a good position for the future.

She said all of her students were now training in preparation for the National Tournament to be held in Brisbane later this year along with gradings to be held at local karate dojos. 


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