Small team of karate kids gets big return for effort
WITH only a small team in action, Kenseikan Karate managed to convert a period of long training hours into a day of recurring first places at the ISKA Martial Arts tournament.
Up against 150 competitors from many clubs across the state, instructor Mark Passmore said Kenseikan managed to finish in the top five despite entering only 10 members.
"Obviously, I'm very happy for the students and their achievements," Mark said.
"The real winner on the day was the karate community of Coffs Harbour.
"The tournament was well run and tirelessly attended by officials and volunteers.
"Ron Abela from the local Kaigan Kan dojo and his school members should be congratulated on such an outstanding effort.
"It was encouraging to see the variation of different styles from those in attendance, while traditional karate values and training certainly showed at this competition."
Training at Kenseikan Karate Dojo in Hi-Tech Drive has now moved into the next skill level in pursuit of upcoming competitions.