Tu¯rangi strong in karate con­test

Taupo & Turangi Weekender - - Festive Food & Wine - — Irena Wanikau

Dur­ing the week­end, over 50 mem­bers and their fam­i­lies of five Tra­di­tional Sho­tokan Karate Fed­er­a­tion do­jos from around the North Is­land gath­ered in New Ply­mouth to train and com­pete at the TSKF South­ern Re­gion Cham­pi­onships.

The week­end’s train­ing sem­i­nar and com­pe­ti­tion was con­ducted by Tu¯rangi lo­cal, Deputy Chief In­struc­tor of TSKF Aus­tralia and New Zealand, Wil­lis Shi­han (Mark Wil­lis), 8th Dan. He was joined by eight other Tu¯rangi Karate Club mem­bers whose demon­stra­tions of cor­rect tech­nique, speed and power of karate strikes and blocks were used through­out the train­ing sem­i­nar for oth­ers to watch and fol­low.

On Sun­day, the Tu¯rangi dojo per­formed well, with ex­cel­lent re­sults across the board.

Kata Events

6TH-4TH Kyu: 2nd Re­nata Ngata, 3rd Emma Speedy. 3rd-1st Kyu:


2nd Ka­tiana Ngata. Black Belt Girls: 1st Tan­giairki Wanikau, 2nd Sha­nia Moa­naroa, 3rd Mys­tique Moa­naroa. Black Belt Mens: 3rd Matakatea Wanikau. Team Coloured Belt: 2nd Ka­tiana Ngata, Emma Speedy, Re­nata Ngata. Dojo Team: 1st Tan­gia­riki Wanikau, Mys­tique Moa­naroa, Sha­nia Moa­naroa.

Ku­mite Events 6TH-4TH Kyu Mixed: 1st Emma Speedy, 2nd Re­nata Ngata. 3rd-1st Kyu: 3rd Ka­tiana Ngata. Black Belt Girls: 1st Tan­gia­riki Wanikau, 2nd Sha­nia Moa­naroa. Black Belt Mens: 1st Matakatea Wanikau.

The Se­nior Spirit Tro­phy, one of the four spe­cial awards given out at the end of the event, was awarded to Matakatea Wanikau for his im­pres­sive de­but in the Black Belt Men’s cat­e­gory. These re­sults for the Tu¯rangi Karate Club mem­bers bode well lead­ing up to the Aus­tralasian Cham­pi­onships to be held in Taupo¯ next year in March. Well done Tu¯rangi Dojo.

Photo / Sup­plied

Tu¯rangi Karate dojo mem­bers. Stand­ing from left: Matakatea Wanikau, Tan­gia­riki Wanikau, Mark Wil­lis, Sha­nia Moa­naroa, Anja Ham­bach, Ka­tiana Ngata. Kneel­ing from left: Re­nata Ngata, Emma Speedy, Mys­tique Moa­naroa, Irena Wanikau.

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