TSKF 2011 Nationals, Taupo

A great result from the TSKF 2011 Nationals held in Taupo on Sunday August 14th. 8 USKU competitors took away 18 medals from 16 events. Congratulations to our team for a fantastic result!

A big thank you to TSKF for the invitation and hospitality over the weekend. A seminar was conducted by Takahashi Shihan over Friday and Saturday preceding the tournament. An additional adventure for the weekend was being forced to overnight in the National Park due to the snow conditions on the return trip home.

Gold
Kata boys 3-1kyu under 150cm – Joseph Izumi
Kata boys 3-1kyu over 150cm – Sam Siggs
Kata mens 9-7kyu – Cameron Prescott
Kata womens 6-4kyu – Julia Tanner
Kata mens 3-1kyu – Simon Tavendale

Silver
Kata womens black belt – Jenny Nixey
Kumite womens black belt – Jenny Nixey
Kata mens 6-4kyu – Brads Stevens
Kumite boys 3-1kyu under 150cm – Joseph Izumi
Kumite womens 6-4kyu – Julia Tanner
Kumite womens 9-7kyu – Desiree Angus

Bronze
Kata dojo team – Jenny Nixey, Sam Siggs, Joseph Izumi
Kata women 9-7kyu – Desiree Angus
Kumite boys 3-1kyu over 150cm – Sam Siggs
Kumite mens 6-4kyu – Brad Stevens
Kumite mens 9-7kyu – Cameron Prescott