All we do is win, win, win…
Since the karate season started in February every tournament entered into by IKD Karate Australia has seen all its students receive podium results. The tournaments included many regional tournaments eg. JKA/ WF Championships in Brisbane, AFMA Championships in Brisbane, May Invitationals, Queensland State Championships, NSW State Championships, Australian Open Championships and Australasian School- and University Championships.
The level of training intensity has gone up massively since the club conducted a change of affiliation in April to a newer, more professional organisation for the gain of its members. The results speek for themselves as all of our students are highly regarded among Queensland with five of our students making the Queensland State Team this year travelling to Sydney in August to represent our state at the National Karate Championships and three of our students even making the National Squad.
Hamid Mostofizadeh, Chairman and Chiefinstructor of IKD Karate Australia, is very happy with the performance and success of his students. Hamid Mostofizadeh said: “We have conducted training all through the off season, resuming full time training in January. This training has really paid off as shown by the results our students are achieving. The change of affiliation brought a fresh breeze to the organisation and was very beneficial for the club members.”
NSW State Championships
|AFMA Championshipsin Brisbane|
|Queensland State Championships & May Invitationals|
Australian Open Championships and Australasian School- and
|JKA/ WF Championships in Brisbane 11/06/2017|
10th World Youth Karate Cup in Umag/Croatia
Great success at the 10th world youth cup in Umag, Croatia. Sadly no podium results for any Aussies but solid effort. Daria from IKD-Australia got through the first round in both Kata and Kumite. After three weeks in Rome, Umag and Venice it’s time to come back home.
Well come back home
IKD Australia is very proud of Daria’s success at the KARATE 1 WKF YOUTH CUP 2017 in Umag/Croatia. Daria’s persistent effort and constant dedication has payed off. Well done Daria!
Wow! What a fabulous weekend we had!
It hailed medals for our karate kids at the AKF National Championships 2017.
Well done to David, Daria, Dustin, Delara and Diba for bringing home 6 medals!
It was the first Nationals for Diba and she won several rounds in kata and won the bronze medal.
Delara fought hard as always and won the bronze medal in kumite.
Dustin’s kumite pool was huge with over 20 people. Dustin fought his heart out and gave everything, lost by judge decision in the finals of his pool, fought then for third place and won with an amazing head kick placed in the last 15 secs. Bronze for Dustin, very well deserved!
And Daria brought home a swag of medals as usual:
Gold for team kata, silver for team kumite and bronze for kumite.
But the biggest job was done by Damine and Dana. They were the cutest, most cheery and supportive sisters a karate kid could possibly have. It was their fourth Nationals already! And how lucky we are to have beautiful Dana as our mascot who always travels with us and brings us heaps of luck!
It was great to catch up with all our karate families and friends! A special thank you goes to our karate friends from Noosa and Brisbane for your unwavering support and for always believing in us!
Congratulations to our Queensland Team Kata Female Cadet/ Junior Team
Daria, Celina and Senna who won again the gold medal at the AKF National Championships, the second year in a row!
You made again an excellent team, worked well together, had great timing and your Bunkai was great to watch! Great performance well deserved!
David, Daria, Dustin and Jethro represented St Patrick’s College Gympie very well and made it to become the runner ups.
Delara, Diba and Damine represented St Patrick’s Primary School Gympie with all their heart and placed 5th. It hailed 10 medals.
So proud of you, kids. So well done.
Our first christmas party as IKD Australia!
Thank you everyone for coming along!
We celebrated the marvellous year we had with lots of fun, a giant waterslide and a jumping castle. The kids had so much energy and we all enjoyed the day thoroughly.
Congratulations to Jethro, Sean and Cody who were awarded the Dedication award, Persistence award and the award of the Most Improved! Well done and well deserved! Keep up the good work.
A huge thank you goes to Bree and Rob for organising the party! Everyone enjoyed it heaps.
Five IKD- members participated at the Queensland State Championships gained selection into the Queensland Karate State Team this year. David, Daria, Dustin, Delara and Diba will travel to Sydney in August to represent Queensland at the National Karate Championships.
For Diba it is the first time that she gained selection for the Karate State Team. Diba is only eight years old and holds a fifth kyu ( blue belt ) in karate, but she trained very hard to gain selection, won the gold medal in her division at the Queensland State Championships in Brisbane earlier this year and won the silver medal at the Australian Open Championships held in April in Sydney.
David, Daria, Dustin and Delara are Karate State Team members for several years. They are looking forward to the challenge again and aim to defend their titles or to improve their results.
Daria will also compete at the 10th World Youth Karate Cup and Training camp in Croatia on the 1./2. of July. She will represent her style and her country. She placed fifth at the World Youth Karate Cup last year and is looking forward to the challenge again. We wish her best of luck, a great trip and foremost a fantastic karate experience!
4 IKD- Australia members David, Daria, Dustin, and Delara participated at the National Karate Championships in Melbourne.
They trained hard to gain selection for the Queensland Karate Team. Their dedication and effort brought them to the Nationals in Melbourne and they all represented their States with pride and passion.
Daria, who had already brought home in May the gold medal from the Oceania Cup in New Caledonia, then represented Australia at the World Karate Youth Cup in Croatia in July ( a massive tournament with over 1140 entries) and placed 5th.
Now Daria came home from the National Titles in Melbourne with a swag of medals: She won gold in team kata, silver in her weight division in kumite and again silver in the kumite open weight division ( all weight divisions together). For her the Nationals in Melbourne were the perfect preparation for her next encounter at the Oceania Championships in Noumea from 16.-18.9.16, where she will represent Australia again.
David fought amazingly well at the Nationals and placed third, bringing home the bronze medal.
Dustin and Delara represented their state very well, but couldn’t achieve medals this time.
Chiefinstructor of IKD Australia Hamid Mostofizadeh is very proud of his student’s and their high achievements. their hard work has really paid off. Here you can see outstanding result due to diligent work and training and a persistent effort from his students.Well done everyone! Keep up the good work.
The swag of medals was a great start for IKD Australia.
IKD-Australia is very proud of Daria, who gained National Team selection for the WKF Training Camp and Youth Cup in Umag/ Croatia from 27.6.-3.7.16.
She had a fantastic experience and performed very well in kata and kumite. She didn’t achieve a podium result but placed 5th in kumite.
Here are Daria’s achievements at international competitions:
– At the 6th Commonwealth Karate Championships in Sydney In July 2011 Australia Daria won a bronze medal in kata. It was her first international competition.
– At the New Zealand Open Karate Championships in April 2013 Daria won three silver medals, one in kata, one in kumite and one in team kata ( with her brothers David and Dustin).
– At the 7th Commonwealth Karate Championships in Montreal/ Canada in October 2013, Daria won 2 gold medals, one in kata and one in kumite.
– At the Oceania training camp and Oceania Cup in Noumea/ New Caledonia in May 2016 Daria won a gold medal in kata.
– At the WKF Training Camp and Youth Cup in Umag/ Croatia from 27.6.-3.7.16 Daria came 5th in kumite.
I am very proud of our young athlete! Her hard work has really paid off. Well done Daria and keep up the good work!!!
On her way Daria had the pleasure to meet some karate legends, world champions and karate heroes like: Christina Mah, Rika Usami, Luca Valdesi, Rafael Aghayev, Douglas Brose, Predrag Stojadinov and Davide Benetello.
Here are some photos of Daria with various karate champions, who share the same enthusiasm as the young participants. Precious encounters and days to remember.
Daria: gold medal in kata- Oceania Cup Champion!
Dustin: lost for bronze medal in kata and kumite
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