Clearly full contact is not that hard! Look at all the smiling faces of the Kuro Obi competitors after the event. (Don't you believe that for one minute!!)
Interclub Contact 7th August
This was an exciting event for a couple of the first timers. Well done to all of you and let's try and get a bigger team together for the next BIG on one on the 18th of September.
Shinkyokushin tournament 28th August
There is also a Shinkyokushin tournament on - both points and full-contact, but no kata for us. Again, consider competing at this tournament too - the entry deadline has been extended to tomorrow Friday 12th Aug, so if anyone is still interested in competing, please get your form in ASAP and let me know. The entry form is attached.
Junior Grading - Sep 3
The junior grading will take place on SATURDAY 4th of September. If you're eligible, I will let you know. If you're not sure, just ask me. Grading forms (and IFK membership forms for first timers) can be downloaded from the Kuro Obi website.
Senior Grading - Sep 4
It's going to be a busy weekend for the dojo - it could be that this grading is too big for Petersham, and we will be holding it at Tempe dojo instead. Some of you have been working hard towards your next senior grading. It's a good place to be, and if you're going grade, make your booking online at https://www.trybooking.com/MBXG. That way I don't have to keep track of your money.
Wednesday night has been converted to a fitness and stamina session, followed by a stretching session. The session goes from 7:00pm-8:30pm.
Check out the video of some of the workout on Facebook.
Anyone 11 and up can come to these sessions, including people who are NOT Kuro Obi students.
Non-students will however have to join the IFKKA as members for an annual fee of $10, and the session will cost $20 for non-karate-students.
13th IFKKA Championships 18th September
As last year, this will take place at the NCIE in Redfern. This year there will be no kata - only sparring, but we're reintroducing point sparring - something we haven't done for a few years - this will be a Sparring Spectacular with Clicker, Points, and Full contact events available. Keep an eye and ear out for more information!
This newsletter lists the few events that are coming in the near future. For a better overview of what's ahead, the Upcoming events pageon the Kuro Obi website will have the most up-to-date information.