Saturday afternoon, the 9th of March, 8 juniors from the Coorparoo dojo participated in both kata and kumite matches at Wavell Heights in the Seikukan dojo. Chris McCarthy, Ella Williams, Olivia Bielen, Max Dang, Calvin Tan, William St. Baker, Grace Kruger and Khoa Nguyen all represented their dojo well by doing their best. Their are no place getters or medals; the aim is to give the juniors match experience, and plenty of them.
The AKA supplied two judges, Sensei Peter Bateman and Sensei Kim Bateman, Gayleen McMahon, Stefan and Kiarra Sawyrok, Stephen St. Baker and Erika McCarthy helped out with ring marshalling and table officiating.
Its pleasing to see so many parents give up time on the weekend to help the children progress in karate.