• NEW ZEALAND MARTIAL ARTS CHAMPIONSHIPS

    Kumiai-Ryu had 3 of our very best Martial Artists travel to New Zealand to compete in the North Island Titles in Auckland. Sensei Nicole Lowe-Tarbert, Sensei Sophie Courtney and Sensei Mitch Anderson all came home placing within the top 3 in several events. We would like to congratulate all three students on their outstanding performance representing not only Kumiai-Ryu High Impact but Australia as well. The results are as followed:

    Sensei Nicole Lowe-Tarbert,
    Placed 2nd in four events and 3rd in six events.
    2nd in:
    Full Contact (16-17 yrs Adv – Black) – competed up an age division
    Point Sparring (16 yrs & above Adv – Black) – competed up an age division
    Hard Forms (13-15 yrs Adv – Black)
    Sword Combat (13-15 yrs female)
    3rd in:
    Full Contact (16 yrs & above Adv – Black) – competed up an age division
    Points Contact (16 yrs & above Adv – Black) – competed up an age division
    Point Sparring (13-15 yrs Adv – Black)
    Freestyle Sparring (13-15 yrs Adv – Black)
    Hard Forms (16-17 yrs Adv – Black) – competed up an age division
    Sumo (13-15 yrs Female)

    Sensei Sophie Courtney,
    Placed 1st in 5 events, 2nd in two and 3rd in one.
    1st in:
    Traditional Weapons (13-15 yrs Adv – Black)
    Junior Contact (13-15 yrs Adv – Black)
    Full Contact (13-15 yrs Adv – Black)
    Freestyle Sparring (13-15 yrs Adv – Black)
    Demonstration (14+ yrs Adv – Black)
    2nd in:
    Colts Contact (13-15 yrs Adv – Black)
    Point Sparring (13-15 yrs Adv – Black)
    3rd in:
    Weapons Extreme (13-15 yrs Adv – Black)

    Sensei Mitch Anderson,

    Placed 1st in 4 events, 2nd in two and 3rd in one.
    1st in:
    Extreme Weapons (14+ yrs Adv – Black)
    Hard Forms (13-15 yrs Adv – Black)
    Demonstration (14+ yrs Adv – Black)
    Freestyle Sparring (13-15 yrs Adv – Black)
    2nd in:
    Point Sparring (13-15 yrs Adv – Black)
    Full Contact (13-15 yrs Adv – Black)
    3rd in:
    Points Contact (13 – 15yrs Adv – Black)

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    From left to right: Sensei Mitch Anderson, Sensei Sophie Courtney and Sensei Nicole Lowe-Tarbert.

    To see more photos from the Tournament click here.

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