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2016 Manawatu Championships - 30th May 2016


Karatedo Shitokai New Zealand - Palmerston North recently attended the Manawatu Champs. This is a local event which is attended by the four Okinawa karate styles in the region, as well as many other clubs, local and visiting. This year, there was just over 100 competitors with many 1st time students.


This is regular competition that we have been part of since 2009 and one that we look forward to each year.

Kieran Nuku was our only representative and the only able body fit enough to compete after 20 months off training for a ACL knee surgery. So with 3 weeks refresher on kata he was entered into the 20+ Open Kate division finishing with a respectable bronze placing.
Quite a good result given a strong field and it was only a wobble while performing Nipaipo that caused him to miss out for a final placing.
Also missing out on a 1st placing (14-15 Girls Premier Kata) is a much improved student from USK, Jaquelin Siu. It was great to see a strong kihon from her Shotokan style and if it wasn't for a double misstep while performing Jion, she would have taken first place.
That's the way it goes and a mistake on the day can often mean the difference between a Gold or Silver. However it was a great event and a lot of happy young competitors.
2016 Manawatu Open

Kieran Nuku - Bronze 20+ Mens Open
Could be one of the best photos - Lukas Dreyer (Left) and Elian Pagalaliwan (Right)

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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