Karate students claim Australian Championship title

STUDENTS from South Gippsland Freestyle Karate recently attended the International Sport Karate Association Australian Championship event in Sydney.
Students recently qualified to enter the competition after attending and winning events in the Victorian tournament circuit. The event was packed with over 500 competitors attending with mostly opponents from New South Wales making the Victorian team work harder to be noticed by the judges.
With one Senior from the club taking out the Australian championship title in Self defence technique, Patrick Biro walked away with his head held high as he was presented with the Australian Title for 2017.
“The dedication, determination and concentration from Patrick was perfection,” Sensei Mick Ognenovski, founder and head instructor of South Gippsland Freestyle Karate, said.
“With the help of his brother Daniel Biro, the duo took the hard work they have put into training and presented to the judges a demonstration that could not be ignored, gaining a solid win.”
Patrick Biro is the club’s first Australian Karate Champion and now looks to defend his title in 2018.
Patrick also took out three runner up positions in Clash Sparring, Sword Combat and Sumo.
But the day was not only about the boys; junior student Ruby Courtier battled hard in her division to take out a third position in Sword Combat.
Showing size does not matter, she took it to her larger opponents, making them work for a position.
All students that attended the event and did not place worked extremely hard in packed events, doing Sensei Ognenovski and the club proud.
The event was a full day starting at 9am and finishing late in the evening.
If you’re interested in joining the Championship Team and representing the South Gippsland area, dojo locations are in Leongatha, Korumburra and Foster.
Call 0432 481 146 for more information.

Australian champ: Patrick Biro, right, holds his Australian Title with his brother and competition partner Daniel Biro.

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