Huntly fighters win in Australia
A team of Rahui Pokeka Kyokushin Karate Club members recently arrived back from an Australian competition with trophies in tow.
Four competitors entered the 2017 Australian Kyokushin Karate Nationals on September 10 which featured fighters from Australia, New Zealand and New Caledonia.
Lucas McKinnon won his third Australian super heavyweight title. Unfortunately he injured himself in the Yokozuna Champion of Champions final and was not able to continue.
While ‘‘slightly disappointed’’, he was more so happy with the results of his students whom he co-coached alongside Lorraine SilberyMcKinnon.
Charm McKinnon won her second Australian title in the girls 9-11 division while Ammon Apihai-Joyce claimed his first Australian title on his debut in the 11 year old boys division.
Lucas’ daughter L.A McKinnon entered for the first time as well was named runner up in the 6-8 year old girls division. The Huntly club is set to host next year’s Kyokushin Karate Nationals.