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.