Kuro Obi Newsletter - June 2017


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Kuro Obi Newsletter 
June 2017

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Kuro Obi Kids class with some of the latest grading successes.


Time table 11th - 16th June

There are few issues with classes next week.

Monday, 11th June - for the Queen's Birthday - class as normal

Wednesday 14th - Newtown class will be at 4pm, not 4:30pm

Friday 16th - adults class is cancelled

IFKKA Full Contact Tournament

21st May 

It was a well attended tournament with representatives from 6 different Kyokushin organisations. Well done to all Alex (1st), Klim (3rd) and Simon who did a great job representing Kuro Obi dojo! Check out the linked video below of Klim's 3rd place fight-off fight against Max from Tempe dojo.

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The Kuro Obi team at the 2017 IFKKA Full contact. Ari Slamer, who also officiated, was helping to pack up.


Sunday 4th June

I'm pleased to say that all my admonitions about doing your best paid off, and everyone managed to get their next grade, including one unexpected double grading. It's good to see the "new kids" from Newtown dojo starting to move up in their grades! The results are as follows:

6th kyu Chloe Harman
7th kyu Chloe Woodhead
8th kyu Ailin Gist
8th kyu Angus Badham
8th kyu Matilda Campbell
8th kyu Jaya Reddy
9th kyu Lawrence Huang
9th kyu Ilya Amperidis
9th kyu Zane Wynne-Sharpe
9th kyu Venkat Reddy
10th kyu Anastasia Wyndham
10th kyu Nicholas Disher
10th kyu Charlotte Maguire
10th kyu Benjamin Hilferty
10th kyu Oliver Lista
10th kyu Taiyo Wheeler
10th kyu Ilya Tsoutsman

Fighting Fit Seminar Series

By Sensei Mark Mitchell

Sunday 23rd July

The next Mark Mitchell seminar will be on the 23rd July. Online bookings will be available soon. Keep that date free - you really don't want to miss it. It's especially appropriate for anyone planning on going to a full contact tournament or a senior grading

IFKKA Kata Tournament

27th August

Our next interclub tournament is the kata tournament. We need to start practicing now for this event - team kata requires a lot of practice!

AKKA State Titles

Sunday 25th June

Application deadline 11th June. The AKKA tournaments have been a long standing fixture of the Australian Kyokushi scene. I recommend that you consider attending this event and testing your mettle in a different milieu.

Click here for the form >>

IKA Nationals

2nd July

Application deadline 16th June. This tournament is Canberra, and is run by Shihan Glenn Gibbons, who helped officiate at our recent contact tournament. Why not make a weekend out of it and head over there. I will if you will, and I've got room in my car for four! 

Click here for the form >>

14th IFKKA National Championships

12th November

Also known as the Sparring Spectacular, this features 3 kinds of sparring - Points, Clicker, and Full Contact. Once again, we have booked the NCIE in Redfern, and we're looking forward to having another great event!


Don't forget to check out the Interesting links section below


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Important Websites

Kuro Obi Dojo • IFKKA • IFK

Upcoming events

This newsletter lists the few events that are coming in the near future. For a better overview of what's ahead, the Upcoming events page on the Kuro Obi website will have the most up-to-date information.

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