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2017 Manawatu Championships - 2nd July 2017


Karatedo Shitokai New Zealand - Palmerston North participated in the local Manawatu Champs, this being the 25th year that Gregor has run this event in the Manawatu. This local event is well represented by the four Okinawa karate styles in the region, as well as many other clubs, local and visiting. This year, there was just over 150 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, with the timing of this years competition lining up with the Nationals in 2 weeks time.

Dylan Murdie was our only representative and a first time in competition. Dylan has only been training with us for 3 months and had only three weeks to add Heian Shodan as an addition Kata with extra training sessions.
With a good size field, Dylan needed three katas to get him to the finals, winning the first two rounds with Heian Nidan, then Shodan. Making it to the finals with a repeat of Heian Nidan, it started off strong but on the finishing set of moves Dylan mixed up the moves which threw him completely off, causing him to lose the round and settling for Silver placing. It would have been interesting if Dylan hadn't made the critical mistake as I think he would have had a good chance of winning the Development division.
Although disappointing, it is better to make a mistake now than later on in his karate career when the stakes are much higher and a basic mistake on the day can often mean the difference between a Gold or Silver. Overall, taking second place is still a very good result for Karatedo Shitokai New Zealand.

2017 Manawatu Open

Dylan Murdie - Heian Nidan

Dylan Murdie, Second in Male Development Kata


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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