Karate for Life News October 2021

The end of term three brought grading week. Sensei Don was very pleased with standard of students grading this term. The extra work that students are putting in via online learning really helped them to stand out on the day. Keep up the good work!

Congratulations to the following students :

Rafael Curra Nagasawa; Max Geale; Nicholas Winatapradja; Jessica Winatapradja; Aurora Tamatea; Lotus Tamatea; Nathan Barco;  Luke Georgiou;  Leia Canigan; Sahib Sihag; Dhyey Patel; Kenji Snellin; Isabella Kezic; Saxon Ashley Danger Tilley; Evan Johnson; Param Patel; Soham Patel; Veer Shah; Havish Gobikrishnan;  Om Bodakhe; Hadi Mirza; Arvi Moosani; Kaaviyaa Subramanian; Sumona Ghangas; Roberto Louw; John Jenkin;  Lucan Heales; Mitchel Wood; Blake Brookes; Thomas Collidge; Scarlett McDonald; Jade Hutton; Emily Sawford; Paige Nella; Chanya Youngyuen; Jayden Yates; Shayleen Shrestha; Tyson Sawford; Aisha David; Alexander Hales; Aurora Peterson; Isla Collidge; Jacob Oates; Sofie Heales; Ivan Firsov; Caed Prentice; Alex McKee;

You can access our online learning videos here – https://karateforlife.net/kfl-online-learning/ Password is: Bushido.

Sensei Don’s home challenge project…

Sensei Don has asked students to locate a piece of cardboard (big enough to accommodate their biggest, widest stance), or a yoga mat (Big W and Kmart have cheap mats at around $5). Students are asked to bring these into the dojo during Week One of next term. The plan is for markers to be placed on the mat or board during class as indicators of each students perfect stance position. The board/mat will serve as a reminder to where their feet need to be when practicing the online challenges that Sensei Don is busy cooking up. Remember every term, a winner will be chosen to receive a $50 voucher to spend at The Karate for Life Shop on any product that they choose.

Another opportunity to attend Kalgoorlie Dojo will be coming up in February, when the West Australian Karate Federation will be sending a delegate to Kalgoorlie to conduct a Tournament training Camp. More details to come as they are finalised, but do alert Sensei Don if you are interested in attending.

Kofukan Association Tournament

As you know, we will be holding our annual tournament this October 31st, at Kwinana Requatic. If you have not already done so please remember to complete your tournament entry form here: Tournament Entry Form

We strongly encourage anyone with even the slightest curiosity of what a Karate Tournament entails to attend. This is an event for all students, from our white belted tiger cubs to our most experienced senior students. This is a friendly and accessible competition as opposed to the West Australian Karate Federation Tournaments, that requires a bigger commitment to training, specialised equipment, travel to Joondalup and a larger entry fee.

All students should be entering in both Kata and Kumite (students competing in Kumite will only need a mouth guard, if they do not have gloves a pair can be borrowed on the day (that said all students yellow-belt and above should have their own WKF approved sparring gloves and bring them to every training session). Gloves can be purchased on our equipment page.


TONFA CLASS – EVERY THURSDAY DURING SENIOR CLASS –

Throughout term four – All students must bring their own Tonfa.


Sensei Don has been busy in garden, with the warmer weather coming soon we have had new life sprouting up in every corner, currently we have zucchini, corn, tomatoes, capsicum and water lilies.

important Dates

First week of term four begins on October 11th

Kofukan Inter-club Tournament – October 31st

Preliminary Black Belt Grading – Kwinana Dojo 6:30pm November 9th

Panel Grading – Brown Belts to Shodan – November 21st (Mandurah)

Dojo gradings – December 9th and 11th

Junior Wind Up – Beach Training & BBQ – December 12th

Kick Off Seniors Party – Sushi & Sake – January 15th

Enjoy the rest of your school holidays, we look forward to seeing you all back in the dojo soon.

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