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Hervey Bay QLD 4655 - Phone: 07 4124 0322

SHUKOKAI UPDATE    27 October 2017

Welcome back to another top week of Shukokai Karate.

My further congratulations to Bailey Curd and Cooper Low for taking out August and September 2017 students of the Month.  Well done to you both; keep up the good work.  Both winners were nominated by 2 separate senior class students noting how far they had both come on with their training, especially BOFIN!!!!!! Mmmmmmmmmmmm BOOFIN!!!!!!

Our grading date is Saturday the 2nd of December 2017.  I have been handing out grading invitations this week and I have several more to go.  A reminder that they are invitations only, you need to make the decision yourself to accept or not.  In either case please let me know.  We will be running 3 separate gradings on the day so it will be critical that you arrive at your designated time.  Those details will be made available soon.  If you have any questions about our grading processes please speak with me.

I will be posting a nomination form of the waiting room notice board for our end of year get together.  I was planning on Sunday the 3rd of December Dayman Park Urangan.  And as is usual I was planning on a “bring along a BIG plate of yummies” mmmmmmmm.  Kickable balls of all shapes and sizes and of course your arsenal for the end of gathering soaking.  Much to look forward to.

The warm weather is upon us so a reminder about ensuring that you are sufficiently hydrated well before class starts and to bring along a “top up” for the way home.



SHUKOKAI UPDATE    18 October 2017


Welcome back to another top week of Shukokai Karate.

School holidays well and truly over and so back to training time it is. 

I was looking through our student attendance records yesterday and was quite surprised at how many students have not shown their faces in quite some time.  If this is you; can you please let me know what is going with your training?  I will be sending out individual emails but it would be nice to hear from you.

A group of us headed to Brisbane last weekend for the AFTK National Seminar.  A great weekend catching up with loved ones, meeting old karate friends, and; making some new ones.  A very physical seminar right from the start with Sensei Mike Jordan taking us through some of his favourite applications.  After lunch Sensei Lester McCormick lead the group session and again the huffing and puffing was on.  The event wrapped up at 4PM and many sore bodies hit the road/airways back home.  A full report will be posted soon.

On the weekend I was able to catch up with Sensei’s Julie-Ann and Merindah to confirm a grading date.  We have settled on Saturday the 2nd of December 2017.  I have been conducting assessments for the last couple of weeks and given the length of time in between some gradings; it looks like we will have to run 3 gradings on the day.  I will start to hand out grading notices to allow plenty of time for acceptance of the invite to grade and lots of training to prepare.  If you have any questions about our grading processes please speak with me.



Student of the Month – 2017

January 2017 –            Hayley Norval – Junior

February 2017 –           Leah Tomkinson – Junior

March 2017 –                Ashton Smith – Pee Wee

April 2017 –                  Neel Shah – Junior

May 2017 –                   Leahansa Jayasinghe – Junior

June 2017 –                  Brock Bayliss – Pee Wee

July 2017 –                   Mackenzie Pitchford – Junior

August 2017 –              Bailey Curd – Junior

September 2017 –        Cooper Low – Junior

October 2017 –            

November 2017 –    

December  2017 –    

Student of the Month – 2016

January 2016 –          L-Jay Kingman – Junior

February 2016 –        Connor Townsend – Senior

March 2016 –             Jasper Rose – Junior

April 2016 –               Paige Kandola – Junior

May 2016 –                 Linda Wilson – Senior

June 2016 –                Alexis Kandola – Junior

July 2016 –                 Erika Worrall – Pee Wee

August 2016 –            C.J. Bersonda – Junior

September 2016 –      Dylan Reddall – Junior

October 2016 –            Kyal MacKemzie – Junior

November 2016 –       Logan Van Den Akkar – Junior

December  20016 –    Jade Reddall – Junior

Student of the Month – 2015


January 2015 –
Evie Dickfos – Pee Wee

February 2015 – Ellie Dickfos – Pee Wee

March 2015 –  Soraya Royer – Junior

April 2015 –  Alex Storoy – Junior

May 2015 –  Ally Marwick – Junior

June 2015 –  Talia Storoy – Pee Wee

July 2015 –  Arthur Bills – Pee Wee

August 2015 –  Keely Walters – Senior

September 2015 – Jemimah Long – Senior

October 2015 – Eli Collins – Junior

November 2015 – T.J. Palfrey – Pee Wee

December 2015 – Jacob Thompson – Pee Wee

Student of the Year

Shukokai Karate Hervey Bay

Student of the year

2016                                      Curtis Reck                             Snr

2015                                      Brianna Skyring                       Jnr

2014                                       Jamie Long                             Snr

2013                                       Merinda Folkard                      Snr

2012                                       Kaitlyn Ralston                        Jnr

2011                                       Julie Bell                                 Snr

2010                                       Madison Hore                          Jnr

2009                                       Max Herber                             Tai Chi/Kobudo

(Max Herber Vale: 28 December 2016: forever in our hearts and thoughts)

2008                                       Debby Newland                       Snr

2007                                       Curtis Reck                              Jnr

2006                                       Kahlia Smith                            Jnr

2005                                       Madison Elliott                         Jnr

2004                                       Kahlia Smith                            Jnr

2003                                       Steven Richters                        Jnr

2002                                       Matthew Smith                        Snr

1992 to 2001 Individual awards were not presented


Student of the Month – 2014

Shukokai Karate Hervey Bay

Student of the Month


January                                 J. Reddall                             Jnr

February                              E. Whebell                          Snr

March                                   J. Tanerau                           Snr

April                                       A. Bills                                 P/W

May                                       B. Skyring                            Jnr

June                                      E. Reid                                  Jnr

July                               H. Chandler                     Jnr

August                           C. Low                             P/W

September                     S. Bailey-Griffen               Jnr

October                          K. Walkley                       Jnr

November                       B. Skyring                       Jnr

December                       K. Smith                          Snr

Studnet of the Month – 2013

Shukokai karate Hervey Bay

Student of the Month


January                                                M. Folkard                                          Snr

February                                              E. Skyring                                             Jnr

March                                                   M. Kummerfeld                                 Tai Chi

April                                                       K. Walters                                           Jnr

May                                                       2013 Competition Squad

June                                                      K. Darmody                                        Jnr

July                                                        B. reid                                                   Jnr

August                                                  L. Smith                                                P/w

September                                         B. Reid                                                  Jnr

October                                               A. Storoy                                             Jnr

November                                          C. Hope                                                P/W

December                                           K. Smith                                               Snr


Student of the Month – 2012

Shukokai Karate Hervey Bay

Student of the Month


January                     J. Mason                    Jnr

February                    B. Pearson                 Snr

March                        M. Barling                  Snr

April                          J. Marshall/l. Barlow     Jnr

May                          Y. Tuando                  Jnr

June                          D. Schlosser               Snr

July                           T. gaiduschek             Jnr

August                       H. Quinn                    Jnr

September                 S. Ritter                     Jnr

October                     B. Curd                      p/w

November                  E. Walters                  Jnr

December                  T. Blackley                 Jnr                                           

Student of the Month – 2011

Shukokai Karate Hervey Bay

Student of the Month


January                     A. lowien                    p/w

February                    J. Ward                      Jnr

March                        R. Borsboom               p/w

April                          D. Tuando                  Jnr

May                          E. Skyring                  p/w

June                          D. Kopacz                  Snr

July                           M. Doherty                 Jnr

August                       C. Hinton                    Jnr

September                 C. Hua                       Snr

October                     J. Bell                        Snr

November                  S. Thompson              Jnr

December                  K. Henry                    Jnr