The weekend of the 12th and 13th of May is an exciting milestone for the Australian Karate Academy (AKA). It marks our return to mainstream competition after a break of some 10 years or more.
The AKA in the 90′s was a very strong force in the Australian Karate Federation State and National Titles. At one time we comprised a third of the State Junior Team and our members represented in National Teams with some taking home medals. Interests in other aspects of karate and some political differences kept us out of the scene but we have now turned full circle and are enjoying competition and the effort that goes into being competitive at the higher levels.
We have a team of nine members representing us this weekend. Chief instructor, Cheyne McMahon is leading the team and making a comeback to competition after a long absence. The other adult members are Chris Hannington, Karleen Hannington, Sean Hannington, Michelle Perry; junior members are Hugo Kawamoto, Oscar Kawamoto, Khoa Nguyen and Nicholas Berry.
In lead up competitions the squad has achieved good results and we are quietly confident of bringing home a few medals and gaining some spots on the State Team for the National Titles in Sydney in August… results posted here next week.