Curtin University
Curtin Karate Club

History

The Curtin University Karate club was originally formed in 1971, under the name W.A.I.T. (W.A. Institute of Technology) Karate Club by Eric Ho when he commenced his business studies. It has been under the management of students of Curtin University throughout this time.

The club has had many successes at state and national level. Members of the club have been continuously engaged in various tournaments and have achieved an impressive record. In fact, 7 members from the club represented WA in the Australian Karate Federation Inc. National Championships 2001. To date, our members have won several national and state titles in the AKF tournaments, including bronze and gold medals in the AKF National Championship of 2004. These add to the medal tally achieved in the state tournament circuit in the last five years being approximately 19 gold, 24 silver and 30 bronze.

Apart from the tournament achievements, many students of Curtin University Karate Club have graduated in their respective courses, as well as achieving the Black Belt (Dan) grades in Karate. This is equivalent to achieving two degrees on graduation. Since inception of the club, it has produced:

Counter attacking with a nunchaku, choking the attacker
Counter attacking with a nunchaku, choking the attacker
Tonfa vs. bo exchange
Tonfa vs. bo exchange
1  6th Dan
1  5th Dan
1  4th Dan
5  3rd Dan
7  2nd Dan
over 25  1st Dan
Roundhouse kick during tournament
Roundhouse kick during tournament