In a very unique arrangement Ishinryu in Sydney are sending three of their own to the Oceania Karate Championships, all in very different roles.
Sensei Tony Hails will be coaching Fiji.
Sensei Alison Peachey will be refereeing for Australia.
Sempai James Walker will be competing for Australia.
Although all three won’t find themselves on the tatami at the same time (impartiality and a desire not to coach against ones own student dictates that!) it is very cool to think that in theory it is possible.