Tournament / Seminars

Tournament/Seminars

1. KUS International Open Championship 2017

8 countries, 23 clubs, 179 participants – that’s the overwhelming support for this year’s KUS International Open Championship held on 19 September 2017 at Toa Payoh Sports Hall.

Against a formidable field, SKA’s young team put up a credible performance and eventually walked away with 1 Gold and 5 Bronzes.

Our heartiest congratulations to the following members:

Gold     – Female Kata (Open/16 years and above)     – Shannon Leong
Bronze - Female Kata (Open/16 years and above)     – Nipuni Adikari
Bronze – Male Kata (6 to 8 years)                                 – Theophilus Sui
Bronze - Male Kata (9 to 11 years)                               – Aditya Bairy
Bronze – Female Kata (9 to 11 years)                           – Nicole Yung
Bronze – Female Kumite (9 to 11 years)                      – Nicole Yung

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2. Training in Japan

On 1 Oct 2017, our children’s class instructor, Shannon Leong left for a two-week training programme in JapanThis short stint saw Shannon training with some of the best youth kumite and kata players from Hyogo prefectureBut this is not the first time that SKA has understood the benefits of training overseas. More recently (about four years ago), Eda Lim and Danson Lim, who are still training with SKA, underwent the same programme.

Like Eda and Danson before her, the short stint has reaped rewards for Shannon, who found practicing in the new environment an enriching experienceShannon said the fast pace, intensity and physicality of the sport were the greatest differences between training in Japan and Singapore.

“They are dead serious in training and the execution of their techniques is so fast that you will want to try your best to keep up with them and stay on par with those you are competing with. But, it’s good to push my limits.”

It was not just training alone, as Shannon also had time to soak in some Japanese culture, sightseeing and shopping.

Making the training stint possible is certainly no mean feat. Thus, we would like to offer our heartfelt thanks to the following Senseis – Sensei Kawata for making all the arrangements;  Sensei Ido for guiding and co-ordinating Shannon’s training in Hyogo Technical High School and Sensei Sakamoto for his time in guiding Shannon.

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3. 37th Karate-do Goju-Kai Singapore Championships

Congratulations to Shannon Leong, who took home the gold medal against a field of Kata players from Indonesia, Philippines and Singapore in the Female Kata Open category in the 37th KGS Championships held on 9 Sep at the Singapore Badminton Hall.

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4. Sensei Ido’s Training Sessions

Members of SKA and KUS (GRKAS, SP and KGS) broke more than a sweat at the recent training sessions (9-14 Aug 2017) conducted by Sensei Ido.

Formula #0369, that’s what some of the members have named the reflexes training introduced by Sensei Ido, calls for quick execution of the kumite techniques learnt over the few days.

Confusion and wobbly legs took over during the introductory lesson. But once the inertia was overcome, many got the hang of it; and after the second session, a number of members were able to execute it fluidly.

Thumbs-up everyone!

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Looking Back

1. 7th Annual Karate-do Championship

KUS organised its 7th Annual Championships on 29 May 2016 at Tanjong Pagar Community Club. Team SKA players did us proud by coming back with 4 Gold, 3 Sliver and 4 Bronze medals. Click here to relive some of the day’s action.


2. Goju-kai Sngapore Annual Invitational Championship

Another good performance by both our adult and junior members as they took Gold in several categories in this event held on 24 Sep 2016 at the HTNS Clubhouse. Click here to relive some of the day’s action.


3. KUS International Open Championship 2016

Shannon Leong won Gold medal amidst a strong field in the Female Individual Kata (Open Category). Well done!

The Championship was held on 20 Nov 2016 at the Bedok Sports Hall with participants coming from six countries – Singapore, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines and Sri Lanka.