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SHUKOKAI UPDATE 29 August 2017

Welcome back to another top week of Shukokai Karate.

Firstly, I big thank you to everyone involved with our Club Competition on Sunday.  What a fantastic event with some very memorable moments.  Well done to all of our medal winners and to those who were pipped at the post; there will always be next time to make your mark.

My sincere thanks to our team of volunteers; without such support these events could not be held.  I would also like to express my thanks to our Yudancha for their assistance on the day; especially Sensei Julie and Sensei Merinda who travelled from Brisbane.

A big congratulations goes to JAIDA MARWICK the recipient of the Shukokai Cup.  Outstanding Jaida; well done on your display and effort.  I am informed the group decision was unanimous.

Now that I have had the opportunity to assess students under competition conditions; I am now commencing assessments for our next grading that I am planning for September.  I will confirm the grading date soon.

I would like to congratulate Mackenzie Pitchford recipient of our July 2017 Student of the Month award.  Well done Mackenzie for all of the hard work put in so far.  Keep up the good work.

Thank you to those who have responded regarding the AFTK seminar.  If you are interested in attending please talk with me ASAP.



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 –            

September 2017 –     

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                                           


Student of the Month – 2010

Shukokai Karate Hervey Bay

Student of the Month


January                     G. Louth                     Jnr

February                    M. Hore                     Jnr

March                        L. Nugent                   Snr

April                          G. Prince                    Jnr

May                          J. Garden                   p/w

June                          G. Burden                  p/w

July                           D. Mowatt                  Jnr

August                       D. J. Field                   Jnr

September                 K. Smith                    Snr

October                     b. Usher                     p/w

November                  M. Barker                   Snr

December                  C. reck                      Jnr