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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

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


Shihan Antonio Pinero Camp Sydney, Australia, 2016

Shihan Antonio Pinero Camp Sydney, Australia, 2016

Set under the magical blue skies of Sydney, Australia,

was one of the most inspirational seminars yet to be performed on our shores.

Shihan Antonio Pinero, the KWF Chairman come far across the seas to share his profound knowledge and charisma with the Australian Kyokushin Federation the Australian leg of the Kyokushin World Federation for the third year in a row at the invitation of our Australian leader, Sensei Daniel Trifu, the KWF Country representative.

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