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Martial Arts update

Christina Hewett, student —

On Saturday the 1st of September, Kiadio Ryu Martial Arts Club had their first tournament in a few years.

The Katikati Club had a group of eight that included:

  • Three Katikati Primary students: Nathan Renyard, Bradley Scott and Neo Anderson.

  • Four Katikati College students:  Alex Lund, Leo Cotter, Darian Simpson and Christina Hewett.

  • One adult: Craig Walker.

The Katikati Club had great results. In the Junior Boys sparring for 9 to 10 year old boys, Neo Anderson achieved first place, and in second was Bradley Scott. 

In the Junior Girls sparring for 14 year old girls, Christina achieved first place. In the Junior Boys (12 to 14 year olds) Leo came third. 

For the Senior blue to green belt traditional kata, Christina came in second place which was very good. For traditional weapons kata, Christina came in third place.

Well done to all the competitors, and a huge thank you to Hanshi Lance and Kyoshi Ava for organising this tournament.

I hope in the future we will see Mr Jenkin and Mrs Wynne competing.