Fighting spirit in juniors
The Whitsunday Kyokushin Clubs from Proserpine and Cannonvale hosted the Queensland Kyokushin Union Junior Championships late last month.
The event at Cannonvale State School on May 30 had a host of local juniors taking part.
“It was an awesome day with 90 competitors attending. Clubs travelled from Townsville, Rockhampton, Mackay, Proserpine and Cannonvale,” club spokesperson Belinda Woodham said.
“There was a full day of excitement commencing with kata (patterns), non-contact kumite and lastly the full contact kumite divisions.”
“Competitors put in a tremendous effort showing exceptional technical ability and fighting spirit and all enjoying their day.”
Standout performers included Sarah Wurr and Jacob Farrel, who won the Frances Davies Memorial Fighting Spirit Awards.
Isabelle Graham and Tyson Smith were crowned with the Technical Excellence prizes at the end of the carnival.
The clubs are preparing for National Championships in Sydney in August.
Call the clubs on 4945 5581 (Cannonvale) or 0407 139 083 (Proserpine).
TECHNIQUE: Monique Woodham executes a high kick during last month's Queensland Kyokushin Union Junior Championships in Cannonvale. PHOTO: CONTRIBUTED