Kuro Obi Newsletter - October 2017


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Kuro Obi Newsletter 
October 2017

14th IFK Australia Championships

2017 Tournament Newsletter

Time to sign up here, now!




14th IFK Australia National Championships

Sunday 12th November

This will take place at the same place as it did the last two years - the National Centre for Indigenous Excellence, 180 George St, Redfern (map).

This year, there is no Full Contact, but we still have both Clicker and Points - in both individual and teams, and it's TIME TO START SIGNING UP! Get your entries in now.

Click here to sign up now! >>


Protective equipment for the tournament

Basic and required protective equipment consists of mouthguard, shin-instep protectors, and mitts. See the image below. Males will also need groin guards, and for female teenagers and older, breastguards are recommended.

For those 7 years and under, all items EXCEPT mouthguard are optional.

mitts and shinpads

I have some of these in stock, but you need to check with me soon, so I can get more if needed. The labels may or may not the be same as those pictured below. And mouthguards should be obtained earlier because they need to be molded to fit. It's also a good idea to get the pads and mitts earlier so you can practice wearing them before the tournament.

Shin-insteps are $25, mitts are $15, mouthguards are $7, and groinguards are $15.

EoY Party and dojo awards

Sat 25th November

Party time

This will be in the same place as last year - with all the fun that went with it. The food was good, the games were good, and of course, the company was good too! 

Click here for party >>

Last Junior Grading for 2017 

Sunday, December 3rd

This time, the grading will be on a SUNDAY due to another commitment I have on the Saturday. This will only be up to 5th kyu (senior yellow belt) and grading forms are available here.

Fighting Fit Seminar

Sunday 22nd October

We had a great turnout for this event, with over 20 participants - if this keeps up, we'll have to move it to KKC dojo, where they have more space!

October 2017 Mark Mitchell Seminar

Shinkyokushin Nationals

Sunday 5th November

We've got ONE participant going to this event - our very own Alex Carr. I suggest as many people as possible go along to support him. The event is at the Whitlam Leisure Centre (90 Memorial Avenue, Liverpool NSW) (map)

2018 Camp

Fri 19th – Sun 21st January

The dates for the 2018 Camp have been confirmed! We've also managed to confirm that once more, Shihan David (now 7th Dan) will be attending again. Make sure you book these dates in your calendar. Camp sign up coming soon.

Camp T-shirt design competition

Also, this time, we're inviting any and all aspiring designers, to design the t-shirt for thiscamp. It's a competition. The winner will get a free t-shirt and one day free at the camp!. Non-training family members can try too, and they can either START training, or a training family member will get the prize instead. Let me know, and I'll put you on the list!

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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