Karate club hosts major tournament
HUNDREDS of karate competitors will storm The Pavilion this weekend for the Gympie Karate Academy hosted Gympie Titles.
Gympie Karate Club Sensei Noel Turner has been looking forward to the event - easily one of the club's biggest outings of the year.
“This is the second round of tournaments this year,” he said.
“The Gympie Karate Club has been preparing for the tournament with over one hundred competitors and 45 divisions.”
Competitors visiting the Gympie region to take part in the competition will come from clubs from the Gold Coast all the way north up to Bundaberg.
In Gympie, they can expect to be challenged on the mats in the ongoing pursuit of excellence.
Sensei Turner said Gympie competitors would relish the chance to test themselves against some of the “best karate competitors in Australia”.
For some, it will be a first taste of competition, while more experienced competitors will be hoping to stamp their authority on the event.
Meanwhile, the tournament itself will, incredibly, run for more than seven hours. It's no easy undertaking but months of planning and preparation have gone into ensuring the event will run smoothly, maintaining Gympie's reputation as a centre of excellence for karate.
No matter how many events the Gympie Karate Club finds success in, its members will be winners by simply taking part and doing Gympie proud.