The Australian Karate Credit union point Academy together with the Wavell Heights Karate Club (Seikukan) and the Seidokan Karate Club have spearheaded a new initiative to enable our young students to gain match practice with others from different clubs. There are no medals or trophies, just the opportunity to have at lease 3 kata matches and 5 kumite matches in a Rensei (practice competition).
Usually when a child enters individual competition, they can take a lot of time trying to just get through the first round of competition. In the BKL, we give the children many matches in order that they gain much more experience in a shorter timeframe. So far we have had 12 different Clubs involved in a series of three trials. We will now be opening it up to all traditional Karate Clubs involved in the World Karate Federation style of competition.
Our aim is to develop future champions who can represent Queensland in National and International competitions especially in the Olypics should karate get the nod in 2020. At the AKA, we have embraced the challenge of setting this goal and are working hard in ensuring our students have a big chance in representing Australia in World Championships and hopefully Olympic Karate!