The Dubbo Dojo secured some outstanding results at the recent Kumiai Ryu Martial Arts System National Championships.
Held in Orange, the championships brought together more than 130 competitors and catered for beginners as young as five-years-old right through to the experienced martial artists.
Students competed in a variety of areas including Kata, Weapons Kata, Points Sparring, Continuous Sparring, Hard Contact Sparring, Sword and Sumo.
The local Kumiai Ryu Dubbo Dojo had a contingent of 24 students compete with many placings including 25 overall national titles.
Dubbo Dojo Instructor Shidoin Daniel Andersen said he was immensely proud of all who competed with an exceptional display of skills and excellent sportsmanship being shown.
The Dubbo Dojo was awarded National Champion Dojo on the day as well as National Demonstration Team Champions.
Shidoin Daniel said to be awarded National Champion Dojo shows the phenomenal effort put in by the students.
The Championship Trophy is awarded on a point system with points allocated based on student performance. To receive the trophy is a huge honour as there was some fierce competition on the day.
The Demonstration Team put on an entertaining display with 6 students representing the Dojo showing a wide range of skills from martial arts tricking, weapons, self defence and board breaking.
Shidoin Daniel said to take away top honours is just fantastic for these students who have put in a lot of time and effort into their training and performance.
The National Titles did not stop there with seven-year-old Dubbo student Jack Wallis receiving the overall Little Ninjas (under 13s) Champion after taking home three golds, one silver and one bronze.
Fellow student, 10-year-old Flynn Neville, was awarded the Little Ninjas Spirit award after he also took home three golds, one silver and one bronze.
Overall Shidoin Daniel said it was a very successful day for all involved with all students placing, besides the 25 National Titles, the students also took home 24 silvers and 29 bronze medals.
Shidoin added regardless of these placings a lot of students stepped outside of their comfort zone and challenged themselves. It was also all about having fun and doing their best and that's what was on display throughout the whole day.
Students are now back into regular training in preparation for their upcoming gradings. For further information about classes, please call 6884 7888.