Curtin University
Curtin Karate Club

Competition

An important aspect of karate is that of competition and game. By means of tournaments you can compare your skills, and see a tangible result of the effort you have put into your training. The tournaments are non-contact (light contact to body) fights between participants of different clubs and styles. The atmosphere is a friendly one, with the emphasis on the quality of the techniques, good sportmanship, and the correct display of the spirit of the art. Though competition is restrained by rule for the safety of competitors, it is the nearest avenue to the experience of combat reality.

Tournaments involve different activities, such as kata's (forms / patterns), kumite (sparring), and weapons kata (using sai, bo, etc). Our club has had recent successes at both the state level and at national level, and is usually represented in the major tournaments.

Though encouraged, people training at our club are by no means obligated to participate in tournaments. It is a personal choice, depending on what your reason is for practising karate, and on what you enjoy. Our club has traditionally had a strong presence at tournaments, including the national and state championships.

Mind focus & intensity of action demonstrated in a Kata competition
Mind focus & intensity of action demonstrated in a Kata competition
The achievements of our club in various tournaments, including Novice, State, National and International events:
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Boys 15 Yrs Kumite        Gold Medal 
Cadet Female 53-60Kg Kumite       Gold Medal  
Cadet Female Under 53Kg Kumite     Gold MedalGold Medal   
Cadet Female Kata     Gold Medal    
Cadet Male Kata         Bronze Medal
Cadet Male Kumite Under 65Kg         Bronze Medal
Cadet Male Under 65Kg Kumite        Bronze Medal 
Girls 13 Yrs Kumite         Bronze Medal
Girls 14 & 15 Years Kata       Silver MedalBronze Medal 
Girls 14 Years Kumite        Silver Medal 
Girls 15 Years Kumite       Gold MedalGold Medal 
Mens Under 65Kg Kumite      Silver MedalBronze MedalGold Medal  
Senior Bo Kata      Bronze MedalBronze Medal   
Senior Sai Kata      Bronze Medal   
Veterans Female Kata       Silver Medal  
Veterans Female Kumite        Silver Medal 
Veterans Mens Kata      Bronze Medal   
Veterans Mens Kumite  Silver Medal   Bronze MedalBronze Medal   
Weapon Bo Kata Children     Bronze Medal    
Weapon Bo Kata Cadet         Gold Medal
Weapon Bo Kata Senior     Bronze Medal Bronze MedalSilver MedalSilver MedalBronze MedalBronze Medal
Weapon Sai Kata Senior     Silver Medal Gold MedalBronze Medal Gold MedalSilver Medal
Women Kata Senior         Bronze Medal
Womens 53-60 Kg Kumite Silver MedalGold MedalSilver MedalBronze Medal      Bronze Medal
Womens Kata      Bronze Medal   
Womens Under 53Kg Kumite  Gold MedalSilver MedalBronze MedalGold MedalSilver MedalSilver MedalGold MedalSilver Medal Gold MedalBronze MedalSilver Medal 
Womens Veteran Kata         Bronze Medal
Womens Veteran Kumite         Silver Medal


A club member delivering a round-house kick against an opponent   Bo-kata during State tournament
A club member delivering a round-house kick against an opponent   Bo-kata during state tournament