Newsletter – January 2018
Happy New Year to everyone. We trust that have had a great break enjoying time with family and friends. 2018 is sure to be another great year.
We are back into the swing of things with an awesome training session with Mike Dukas Shihan on the 13th January. This was well attended by all ages both Kyu grades and Black Belts. We would like to give Mike Dukas Shihan a big Australian thank you and we wish him safe travels as he and Marion return to South Africa and we look forward to seeing them again soon.
Big congratulations go out to Rick Sensei and his wife, Aggie on the birth of their first grandchild. A girl to Dylan and June. At the moment Rick Sensei is over in Norway visiting with the newest addition to the family. He will be back with us at the end of the month.
Upcoming dates to remember:
1st February – Little legend grading
10th February – Preliminary Squad training at Wavell Heights. Registration for this is done on the Karate Queensland website. This is open to all previous State team members as well as anyone who is looking at being selected this year for state team.
17th February – Sunshine Coast Karate Challenge. This is our first tournament for the year and a great one for anyone to enter. No previous competition experience needed as this is a great introduction to competition karate. There are events for all ages as well as special Noodle sparring for our kindy kids. Entry forms are at the front desk. Please feel free to speak to Nauria or your sensei if you have any questions.
24th February – Officials Course- this is for preparation for Nationals this year as they will be in Qld. More details will follow with regard to venue etc. All parents welcome to volunteer for this.
25th February – AFMA Elite Tournament. Forms not out yet.
10th March – Referee Seminar. Venue to be advised.
17th and 18th March – QKA State Titles. Brisbane
20th, 21st and 22nd April – Australian Open Karate in Sydney.
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