Karate NZ National and Secondary Schools Championships - 11-12 July 2015
Karate New Zealand Nationals and Secondary Schools Championships held at the Te Rauparaha Arena in Porirua, Wellington.
Only 6 Jyoshinmon members participated this year. Our coaches were Shihan David Bennett, Sensei Beaty Bennett, and Sensei Chris Bennett who is also on a Member of the Executive Committee of Karate New Zealand.
Day 1 - National Championships - Cadet, Juniors, Under 21-years, Seniors and Veterans
Medal placings for our black belts - for Kirby Wotherspoon and Zak Scott in Kata and Mexha Sane who won her Kumite categories. However Jose Castillo was unlucky to get a medal though the competition was very tough, but his fighting did get better. Jojina Scott helped out as a Table Official and Sian Scott as a Marshall on Mat 2.
Day 2 - National Championships below 14-years and Secondary Schools
Fantastic effort by Juan Castillo and his younger sister Skylar at their first National Championships - both winning their categories in Kata and Kumite. Mexha competed again at the National Secondary Schools and won her Kumite category.
Here are the team's tournament results:
||Kata Girls 6-7 years
Kumite Girls 6-7 years
||Kata Boys 8-9 years
Kumite Boys 8-9 years
||Premier Kata Girls 16-17 Years
Kumite Girls 16-17 Years
Team Kumite Girls 15-17 Years
14-17 years Girls Premier Kata
14-17 years Girls Kumite
||Premier Kata Male Under-21years
||Premier Kata Female Open
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