Karate kids do well at nationals
A TOTAL of 16 Whitsunday Kyokushin Karate students travelled to the 37th Australian Kyokushin Karate Association National Titles in Sydney.
There were 250 competitors all up and most of the children’s divisions each had between 3040 competitors.
Club instructor Belinda Woodham said that all the com- petitors fought extremely well with the majority going through to the final divisions.
The club brought home four placings.
In third place was Malea Callaghan in the 6-7 years combined male and female, Monique Woodham in the 10-12 years female and Dallas Woodham in the 10-12 years male.
Jennifer Millers finished in se- cond place in the 10-12 years female. “All students have trained extremely hard preparing for the competition and their efforts were clearly seen and commended by all attending the weekend tournament,” Mrs Woodham said.
“The opportunity to compete at a National level has inspired our students and they have all grown from the experience and are now looking forward to the 2014 Titles.” The club has their weekend training camp at Camp Kanga on September 14 and 15 where local Whitsunday students from Proserpine and Cannonvale will be joined by students and instructors from Rockhampton and Mackay.
Term 4 students will finish preparing for their end of year grading set for November.
NATIONAL TITLES: Josh Millers, Dallas Woodham, Isabella Millers, Jennifer Millers, Malea Callahan, Jackson Crossley, Liam Stephens, Sebastian Heatley, Jessie Groom, Michael Fry, Monique Woodham, Kendra Crisp, Ryan Stephens, Bailey Corneal, Liam Tomas and Jack Wilson all competed at the 37th Australian Kyokushin Karate Association National Titles in Sydney.