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2017 KWF Australian Annual Camp

2017 KWF Australian Annual Camp

September marks the start of Spring in Australia and so too was the opportunity to make the most of the outdoors at the 2017 Annual Camp. 

The Annual Australian Kyokushin Camp kicked off with the technique and fitness part of the Black Belt grading from Shodan to Godan.

Shihan Antonio Pinero once again graced our Australian shores to conduct both the gradings and the camp and to put us all through our paces. Once the grading started they were all put to the test to make sure we were of high Kyokushin standard. We left tired and yet relieved the first part of the grading process was complete.

Saturday brought another beautiful sunny day and a full complement of all belt levels coming through the door. After a solid warm up we were all pushed to our limits, with fitness and Kihon. The Kyokushin spirit was alive and well with strong heartfelt Kiai’s throughout the training.

Everyone was excited and looking forward to Shihan Pinero leading the way through some complex combinations. After lunch, we all headed outside to take advantage of a glorious Spring day and to use the natural surrounds to give us a harder workout.

Our training area is next to Sydney Botanical Gardens and the Australian Naval Base so we took the opportunity to show the Australian Navy how Kyokushin practitioners can flex their muscle as we lined up opposite some of Australia’s strongest naval fleet and practised some energised Kyokushin basics with loud and hopefully inspiring Kiai. The energy was electric. It was a great sight to see all those Kyokushin Karateka in white Dogi’s against the massive grey battleships.

As we all headed back and completed the first full day of the camp some of us were yet to complete the Kumite section of the grading with Sensei Daniel Trifu pushing through further than others to complete his 50-man kumite for his GoDan grade. Sensei Daniel Trifu has always been a strong fighter and is always prepared to push the limit and he did not disappoint finishing strong alongside his fellow grading students. It was harrowing and torturous and we wouldn’t have had it any other way, The Kyokushin way!

Sunday morning saw a change of venue and Shihan Pinero spent time following up on some of the finer details of the technical points in the basics, correcting and explaining flaws in technique and challenging us to always maintain a very high standard.

Post lunch break we again took advantage of the good weather and headed to the beach for some exhausting yet fun beach training building up to some hot sweating bodies needing a cool off so Shihan Pinero took us into the water for some push-ups and kicks to cool us down and followed up with deep Zenkutsu Dachi’s to take advantage of the drag of the water to give us some resistance training as well as a shock to the system in the still very cool waters of the Sydney coast.

After three informative days of training all of us felt tired and yet exhilarated with renewed knowledge and a refreshed excitement toward our training. Everyone said they felt more confident and had a far better understanding of many aspects and techniques.
Each year there is something new and exciting to either learn or push through.

Bring on 2018!!!

2017 KWF Grading Results
• Daniel Trifu – Godan
• Lynne O’Brien –Nidan
• Alex Heriseanu – Nidan
• Eva Colbran – Nidan
• Graham Green – Shodan
• Marlon Gonlin – Shodan

Shihan Antonio Piñero participate in Trifu Dojo tournament

Shihan Antonio Piñero participate in Trifu Dojo tournament

Sensei Daniel Trifu shared the news on his Facebook profile:

Shihan Antonio Piñero, 8th Dan, the chairman of the Kyokushin World Federation was the guest of honor at Trifu Dojo in house tournament.

Trifu Dojo tournament

114 Kids took part in this event. Some didn’t last the full day but what a mammoth task to become COMPETITORS. Respect to you all for making it happen. Very few people can say they’ve competed in a martial arts event. The tournaments purpose was PARTICIPATION. Every student received at least a participation trophy with each age group receiving an overall grand champion title. We had students as young as three competing this time.

Congrats to our little wonder girl that won the 3 year old grand champion title. The three year old were fantastic , all of them. The sword fighting in particular was impressive.

Our talent recruiting team kept an eye on the future champions and now we can focus on getting them ready for the external tournaments.

After lunch the battle for the big trophies started with very competitive bouts in non contact and contact.

The kata divisions were also amazing with four divisions available and big trophies. Three of the divisions were won by our amazing girls. Ava Mccann was not there this time but she will be proud of her contribution in the “power girl” culture in our dojo.

Considering that we also had some great opposition for “what’s my priority today” with the Mayweather vs Mc Gregor fight happening at the same time I must say that we are very impressed by the commitment from everyone!

Thank you to all involved and in particular to our instructors and helpers on the day.

We are very humbled by the support we receive from our parents. Thank you , thank you! Also thank you for trusting the process and trusting us and our team.

Special thanks to Michael Parkinson taking on the hardest job , that of the “BBQ Master”.

Thank you Trifu Dojo community for a fantastic day!

Osu! Sensei Daniel and Sensei Lynne

Wollondilly Karate – Trifu Dojo: Weekend meeting

Wollondilly Karate – Trifu Dojo: Weekend meeting

Wollondilly Karate – Trifu Dojo shared on their Facebook page:

Weekend meeting with Sensei Daniel Trifu, regarding Wollondilly Karate – Trifu Dojo’s very first grading coming up. Look at the official certificates that our students will receive when they pass their grading (as well as their belts). So much planning and organisation goes on behind the scenes, to ensure the very best for all Trifu Dojo Karate students.

Wollondilly Karate - Trifu Dojo: Weekend meeting

4th KWF Kyokushin National Camp 2017

4th KWF Kyokushin National Camp 2017

4th KWF Kyokushin National Camp with Shihan Antonio Piñero.

Date: September 9-10. 2017

Location: Andrew “Boy” Charlton Pool , Mrs Macquarie Road, The Domain. NSW 2000.

Contact: Sensei Daniel Trifu


Trifu Dojo with great success

Trifu Dojo with great success

Sensei Daniel Trifu shared on his Facebook profile:

Congratulations Team Trifu Dojo. All our 6 competitors made the finals in the Full contact. We got four first places. Our NSW Champs: Hamido Zandi, Julien Gastaldi, Cullen DiMattina, Sebastian Rayk. Our Ginger ninja Jack Heath came second in a huge division and in probably the worst decision I have seen in a long time. Yuuki Gonlin came second to Julien not before he KOed his first two opponents. His last five victories came via KO with roundhouse kick. I think the Head Hunter is an appropriate nick name. Thanks to all the supporters too: Eva Colbran, Akiko Miwa-Gonlin, Anneke Birkenstock. Francis DiMattina, Richard Heath. Special thanks goes to partner Lynne O’Brien

Here is one amazing performance:

The Head Hunter Yuki Gonlin from Trifu Dojo and KWF Australia is one of the most dangerous fighters in the World at the moment. His round house kick is very unorthodox and extremely powerful. His last five wins were devastating knock outs with at least two of the opponents being admitted to hospital. These two knockouts were from today. You can see how powerful this Australian fighter really is and he is only a yellow belt.

SBS – best Australian TV, filming at Trifu dojo

SBS – best Australian TV, filming at Trifu dojo

SBS one of Australia’s Best TV networks was at Trifu Dojo on May 24th,

to film a segment that will be shown on the next two weeks on the the show “The Feed”

Sensei Daniel Trifu wrote: Thank you to all our students for being awesome today. Thank you to our awesome parents, grandparents and carers for all your time today. Special thanks to Sensei Hamid and Yuki Gonlin for assisting and making it a smooth and very enjoyable day.

Sharpe Dojo Grand Opening

Sharpe Dojo Grand Opening

Sharpe Dojo Toowoomba share with us this big moment!

We were so fortunate to have so many higher graded black belts support us. Sensei Daniel Trifu from Trifu Dojo, Sensei Kevin Veivers and Sempai Rob Wall from Gold Coast Dojo, Sempai Lynne Obrien from Trifu Dojo, Sempai Moneita Sharpe and Sempai Duncan Sharpe from Sharpe Dojo

Sensei Daniel Trifu officially hanging our “Osu” scroll. Calligraphy done the traditional way by Junko Azukawa

More pictures you can see on Sharpe Dojo Toowoomba Facebook profile:

Senpai Duncan Sharpe – newest Shodan

Senpai Duncan Sharpe – newest Shodan

Congratulations to our newest Shodan, Senpai Duncan Sharpe from Sharpe Dojo Toowoomba.

Your grading was inspirational. The fact that you are 50 years old made even more special.Osu! Sensei Daniel Trifu – KWF Australia Country Representative. Thank you to Senpai Moneita Sharpe-Dojo for the invitation, support and taking the class. Thank you to Senpai Lynne O’Brien for helping run the grading. Special thanks to Sharpe Dojo students that helped for the sparring segment. Osu!

More pictures and videos from grading test on our Facebook page:

AKF and Swordsmen Martial Arts

AKF and Swordsmen Martial Arts

Sensei Daniel Trifu and Senpai Lynne O’Brien

from KWF- Australian Kyokushin Federation were invited for a warm meeting at the Swordsmen Martial Arts at the Invitation of Senpai Luke Walsh our newest AKF dojo operator from Brisbane. Thank you for your hospitality to Master John and Master Cheri. You have a really beautiful Dojo. Looking forward to a long and fruitful collaboration. Senpai Luke will have such a strong support group around him to build the kyokushin classes. Looking forward to our next visit.

Introducing of new KWF Board members (video)

Introducing of new KWF Board members (video)

From 25 to 27 November, the European Open Kyokushin Championships were held at the National Sports Centre Papendal in Arnhem.

The Dutch Kyokushin Karate Organization was responsible for the organization on behalf of the EKF. There were more than 400 participants from over 25 countries from around the World, including a teams from Japan, Australia, Costa Rica and the United States for the titles in kata and kumite. 

Board member

The largest sports hall at Papendal was transformed into a true dojo with four tatami’s on which was fought by the best Kyokushin fighters of the world. 

On General meeting of Kyokushin Wolrd Federation was official announced that Sensei Daniel Trifu – AKF President – became Board member of World Federation. We congratulate him and we are so proud of his achievement as Sensei and as our representative in Kyokushin world. 

Here is video: