Now for the state titles
THE Whitsunday and Proserpine Kyokushin Karate clubs held gradings earlier this month, with a host of members graduating to their next Kyu.
The grading took place on May 2 at the Proserpine dojo, where Shihan Wayne Hinschen oversaw proceedings and successfully passed all participants.
Liam Stephens and Dallas Woodham moved up to their third Kyu while Joel Crook, Samantha Diamond and Jacob Farrell are now level four.
Keiren Munckton was the only member to move to his seventh Kyu but it was a different story in levels eight, nine and 10.
Mya Murray, Isabelle Graham, Samara Graham, Emma Carr, Lisa Stanley, Velvet Heatley, Cooper Sander, Jai Sander, Zach Blazely and Tomas Foster moved onto their eighth Kyu while Celeste Hardy-Young, Scott Hardy, Brenton Taylor, Amy Read, Kay Foster, Kevin Tomas, Nate Harrison, Josh Smith, Will Smith, Aiden Payet and Mila Julian-TeKiri are now level nine.
Martin Carr, Rance Yule, Libby Crisp, Nadil Herath, Hayden Milliken, Matthew Heatley, Logan Devery, Reshon Avery, Heath Yule and Tayla Ziviani successfully moved to their 10th Kyu.
The students are now training for the Queensland Kyokushin Union Junior Championships on May 30 at the Cannonvale State School.
JUNIOR GRADINGS: The Whitsunday and Proserpine Kyokushin Karate clubs junior graduates (from back) Guy Thrupp, Kevin Tomas, Mila Julian-TeKiri, Martin Carr, Aiden Payet, Reshon Avery, Belinda Woodham, (middle) Cooper Sander, Velvet Heatley, Heath Yule, Josh Smith, Nate Harrison, Will Smith, Nadil Herath, (front) Zach Blazely, Logan Devery, Libby Crisp, Matthew Heatley, Hayden Milliken and Tayla Ziviani. Photos: Contributed LEFT: (From back) Guy Thrupp, Scott Hardy, Kay Foster, Lisa Stanley, Rance Yule, Liam Stephens, Dallas Woodham, Keiren Munckton, Tomas Foster, Mya Murray, Brenton Taylor, Belinda Woodham, (front) Samanth Diamond, Joel Crook, Jacob Farrell, Wayne Hinschen, Emma Carr, Jai Sander, Isabelle Graham, Samara Graham and Celeste Hardy-Young following their gradings last Saturday. Photo contributed