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2010 Oceania, Tahiti, 16-19th September 2010
This year, Oceania was held in Tahiti and Shitokai New Zealand had three students selected for the New Zealand Team. They were Matt Burns for Junior male Kumite, Zara Wech for Cadet female Kumite and Nicky Roberts for -21 and Senior women Kata. Like all Oceania competitions, it was a very big tournament with Australia entering 46 & NZ entering 42 players. NZ was totally dominant, securing 31 Gold to 15 for Australia, including outscoring Australia in Silver medals. Australia, however took more Bronze medals which meant most finals were all New Zealand. New Zealand at the moment are particularly dominant in Kata events.
Zara and Matt, at their first Oceania tournament performed very well with both of them winning Silver in their events. The biggest prize for Shitokai New Zealand was the success for Nicky Roberts winning the -21 Female Kata division and taking the title of Oceania Senior Champion. This is the second Senior Oceania Gold medal for Shitokai New Zealand, the first being Travis Butler in 2004 in Fiji where he won the Senior Mens Kumite.
We also had several Junior and age groups and Kayla Neho came second in Senior Woman Kata at the Fiji Oceania. Bob Dalton
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Our sister club had two members in the New Caledonia team for the recent Oceania karate Champs in Tahiti, Alicia and Kassie. Alicia was selected for Junior women Kata and Kassie for both Senior women Kata and Junior Women team Kumite. They both enjoyed good success, Alicia winning Silver in the Junior women Kata and Kassie winning Bronze in both Senior women Kata and as a member of the New Caledonia kumite team who won Bronze in Junior women team kumite.
Both young women performed very well and I was particularly impressed with Alicia's Junior women kata performance, where she shut out some top competitors. Kassie also had a most meritorious Bronze medal in Senior women kata, which was a hotly contested event as she had to contend with the two New Zealanders, Nicky Roberts and Andrea Anacan, who came first and second repectively. Our club is very proud to be associated with them and it is a tribute to their determination and hard training throughout the year. Congratulations to both!
Congratulations to Nicky, Matt, Zara, Alicia and Kassie
Karatedo Shitokai New Zealand
Founded in 1966 by the Late Sensei Bob Dalton and Official New Zealand Representative for World Shitokai Karate Federation and Asia Pasific Shitokai Karate Federation. WSKF, APSKF
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