Chona Colbran was graded to Junior 3rd Kyu last night. Patrick Attard was also graded to Junior 5th Kyu also.
Both performed well in their sparring showing strong spirit when pressure was put on them. Kata was acceptable - but more understanding of movement and what the techniques in Kata can mean is needed. Congratulations to both.
New Szlagowski School.
WELCOME to - Sensei David Gooding, a S.A. student of Rob Dobson from the 1970’s and a fellow school member of Kym Reid has joined S.K.A.
Dave has opened a Dojo on ST Osyth st in Toowong Qld.
Brisbane Jinen Karate.
Wed – 18:30 – 20:00
Sat - 09:30 – 11:00
Ph/ 0409 – 423 - 916
John Sloans 5th Dan grading and young Nicole's Ichi Hashi went wonderfully well.
This is the first time a junior and senior grading has been combined - and they both did so well.
John demonstrated both external Karate and internal Tai Chi. He then demonstrated what it meant by sparring with Jeremy Wood. - I know John is strong fast and agile - but he surprised me , my favourite part was when he used "waving hands" to take Jeremy to the ground, then rolled over him delivering an elbow to the head on the way.
- Unfortunately, since I was refereeing I could take no photos - when I receive some from others I will post them.
Nicole did herself and her school well, starting with Tamashiwari (her choice), then sparring. In all her fights, including her two man fight, she faced young men who were taller and outweighed her by many kilos.
Then she performed her Kata.
Her performance was of high standard. - She was not found wanting on the day.