Hawkesbury Karate kids dominate championships

Hawkesbury Kyokushin Karate Club has finished competing in the longest running karate championships, held earlier this month.

With more than 340 competitors, the Hawkesbury club managed to walk away with surprising results in all divisions across non-contact and full-contact karate with a team of 13 students.

In the open men’s non-contact division, the 14 to 15-year-old girls category, and the 16 to 17-year-old boys non-contact group, Hawkesbury took out the runner-up titles.

In the five-year-old boys and girls combined division Hawkesbury scored the hattrick, receiving the winners title, the runner-up position, and also placed in third.

Instructor Dave Berthon said how happy and proud he was of the participation and results by the team. 

‘‘All the team competed with great spirit and were a credit to themselves and the Hawkesbury,’’ he said.

The Australian Kyokushin Karate National Championships have been running since 1977.

This year’s were held at Sydney University Sports and Aquatic Centre. 

Hawkesbury Kyokushin Karate Club can be contacted through Mr Berthon on 0409 361 193 or email info@hawkesburykarate.com.au.

■ Details: hawkesburykarate.com.au. 

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