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2023 Australian Open Karate Championships

Let the results speak for themselves from the 2023 Australian Open Karate Championships, held at the Whitlam Centre, Liverpool in May. Our energetic and regular Saturday competition squad competitors demonstrated that accurate and diligent practice of techniques, including under simulated match conditions, will culminate in confidence on the tatami 👊🥋.

Luke Hails, U21 -84/84+kg Australian Open Champion

Champion: Luke Hails -84/84+ kg U21 kumite

Bronze: Michael Radermacher 55+ kata and kumite

Bronze: Carsten Schmitz-Peiffer 55+ kumite

Bronze: Raf Dahouk 45-54 kumite

Sensei Tony Hails 8th Dan, Ishinryu Karate Australia Head of Style and mentor coach to Karate Fiji, coaching the Men’s open event.

Sensei Alison Peachey 6th Dan Ishinryu Karate Australia Chief Instructor, WKF judge and Oceania referee, officiated also as a member of Karate Australia’s Referee’s Commission.