The Victorian Karate League (VKL) has been established to create a more competitive area for the development of both novice and elite Karate athletes. The VKL will create a regional competition aimed at encouraging participation and developing sporting attitude with an increasing awareness of sport karate. The VKL will allow greater competition for elite athletes as well as providing new Karate athletes with competition within their relevant level of expertise. It will provide a clearly structured pathway from local tournaments to state level competition.
The VKL will consist of 4 tournaments staged throughout the year. Athlete’s results will be recorded on the VKL Result Ladder in both elite and development divisions. Results will be updated after each tournament and promoted to the Karate community via the Karate Victoria website. The top 2 athletes that record the most … Read More »
Caitie returned to competition in 2013 after missing 2012 following major surgery on both hips. Despite a heavily restricted training load because of her continuing recovery she remained undefeated in Australia winning the Victorian Championships in March , the Australian Open in April and the Australian National Karate Championships in August.
It was finally in August a week before the Nationals that Caitie was finally given medical clearance to resume full training. The team for the Junior World Championships in Spain was announced at the Nationals and Caitie was once again selected for what would be her third Worlds. She immediately threw herself into full training to get her fitness back up to full speed. In addition to dojo training Monday through Thursday and national squad training on Saturday Caitie rose at 5.30 am twice weekly to complete her strengthening and conditioning … Read More »
Training karate will improve your child’s confidence, discipline and fitness. We recently came across this inspirational video that outlines these benefits and much more. If you are unsure if karate is the right sport for your child please check out the video below.
All credit goes to Hoshin Jujitsu for creating this amazing video.
The 2013 Australian Karate Federation Nationals were held in Tasmania 9-11 August. Shindo once again had a great tournament as a team and went home with 11 gold medals! Shindo’s Sensei Wayne Noble is the Victorian and Australian team coach and his recap can be found below.
Results from Nationals
1. Ben DeBortoli – 2 Gold
2. Chloe Sneddon – 2 Gold
3. Demi Bonfiglio – 1 Gold, 1 Silver
4. Joel Hennessy – 1 Gold 1 Silver
5. Max Noble – 1 Gold, 1 Bronze
6. Ella Eads – 1 Gold 1 Bronze
7. Renee Patterson – 1 Gold
8. Caitlin Noble – 1 Gold
9. Aleisha Sneddon – 1 Gold
10. Emily Kro – 1 Silver
11. Eliza Wales – 1 Silver
12. Tanai Newman Coverdale – 1 Silver
13. Ryan Cran – 1 Silver
14. Harry Webb – 2 Bronze
15. Cooper Parsons Jones – 1 Bronze
16. Amy Bongetti – … Read More »
A COUPLE OF AUSSIES IN OKKERS…
I just wanted to tell you about my trip to Okinawa from the 12th May to 18th May,2013. This trip had been planned for quite a few months prior to that date and it finally come together for myself, my brother in law, Robert MALONEY and Paul VELDMAN. All three of us are black belts and Paul operates his own dojo, KANDO martial arts in Oakleigh.
The trip was organised by the Okinawa Karate liaison Bureau operated by my good friend, Miguel DA LUZ.
We arrived in Naha, Okinawa, on Sunday the 12th, where we were met by Miguel who has been practicing karate for over twenty years .He can write and speak Japanese fluently.
We were then taken to a hotel which was our accommodation for the next week. Our rooms were tiny but comfortable and breakfast … Read More »
Shindo Karate’s Sensei Alan Hill journey to japan was recently featured on the Okinawa Traditional Karate Liaison Bureau website. The entire article and can be found below.
Sensei Alan Hill (2nd row left) training in Japan!
Australian Karatemen rediscovering karate
With no connection with Okinawa and its karate world, Alan Hill, Robert Maloney and Paul Veldman from Melbourne Australia contacted our karate bureau for the first time in September 2012 to organize a week of training and discovery of the birth place of karate. Alan Hill (57) is a 3rd dan in Shindo Karate which is based on the Shotokan system while Robert Maloney and Paul Veldman practice Shito-ryu Shukokai karate. Paul is also the owner of one of Victoria’s most successful and innovative martial centers, Kando Martial Arts.
Discussing with Alan, it became clear that the 3 karate instructors were looking for the roots of … Read More »
Annie’s Angels’ were featured in the Herald Sun on the 30th of April 2013. This is a great article that describes the growing trend of females doing martial arts
Shindo Karate’s Jacob Attard was recently featured in the Herald Sun website. The entire article and can be found below.
Jacob Attard has his sights set on national glory
His mum Leesa introduced him to karate aged four, hoping to improve his balance and co-ordination.
The talented Brookfield youngster, now nine, quickly showed a natural flair for the martial art.
In his second attempt at the Victorian Karate Championships last month, Jacob brought home gold in the under-10 age group.
His next goal is the Australian Karate Championships to be held in Hobart in August.
Jacob also hopes to make the team for the Commonwealth Karate Championships in Canada.
Mrs Attard said her son had sacrificed much to achieve his dream, training five to six hours a week and competing on weekends.
“He misses out on birthday parties and sleepovers, and as a family our weekends are always booked with … Read More »
Shindo Karate’s Casey Bradford was recently featured in the Herald Sun website. The entire article and can be found below.
Bradford is the first woman at her club to be made sensei
ALTONA Meadows karate champion Casey Bradford has become the first woman at her club, Shindo Karate, to achieve sensei status.
Bradford, 22, last month gained her third Dan a promotion in the martial arts ranking system after 18 years involved in the sport.
She trains under Phil Noble in Hoppers Crossing and started karate almost 18 years ago. Bradford trains three times a week and also spends time teaching.
“It just shows that if you put in a lot of hard work, you can achieve anything. I just feel really proud to do it, not only for myself, but for my instructor as well, who has known me from four and a half … Read More »
In 1996 when Shindo Karate was formed, there were a number of meetings of its Senior Instructors to decide on a name and emblem. The Japanese word, ‘Shindo’, meaning free spirit was agreed upon, as it symbolised the feeling they had in moving forward with this new Karate organisation. The motto, ‘All from the beginning, a free spirit’, was adopted to reflect this sentiment. To decide on an emblem, a number of proposals were presented with the theme of a bird with the freedom it has in flight.
Here are some early examples:
A young 15 year old student of Shindo Karate, Corey Vella,
proposed the following drawings:
After discussion about his previous sketches Corey came up with the final emblem design:
This sketch was then presented to a graphic artist to produce the Shindo Karate emblem: