Fight­ing spirit in ju­niors

Whitsunday Times - - SPORT -

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

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