ABOUT 115 competitors aged from four to 46 participated in the annual Kyushin Ryu School of Jujitsu competition at Sandgate PCYC recently.
Competitors contested divisions from Bambino to Black Belt in each of the three different areas of sparring, standing and grappling to win medals in each discipline.
At the end, all allocated points were tallied to find the Overall Divisional Champions who were the best across the three areas.
School principal Shihan Jim Stackpoole said, "The younger competitors were in awe when watching the Black Belt division at the tournament as they battled fiercely to win the trophy for that division.
"Sensei Dylan Voncina, who travelled up from Canberra, once again showed his upper hand and won that division.
"We always start with the Black Belts in the standing area to motivate the younger competitors and show them how to compete, and we always end up with the Black Belts sparring in the last time slot, to showcase the best for sponsors and spectators.
"The 19 divisions were closely contested with each competitor having to really show their repertoire of skills in order to win.”
"It was compelling to see such a large number of volunteers and referees who worked tirelessly throughout the day to ensure its success.”
The Most Outstanding Competitor of the Tournament was awarded to Dylan Shrimpton, 11, who won every discipline in his Gladiator Boys division.
"Dylan, who started Jujitsu in July 2012 when he was six, trains at Zillmere PCYC on Tuesday nights and is committed to diligent training,” Shihan Stackpoole said.
"He has been identified as a black belt of the future.
"The criteria for the award includes control, variety of techniques, execution of the techniques, sportsmanship, respect for opponents and fighting spirit.”
The Shihan's Award has criteria which includes not just the competition aspects but performance leading up and into the competition, and was won by Greg Murray, a member from Sandgate PCYC.
"Determination, focus and fighting spirit were also part of the criteria for this award,” Shihan Stackpoole said.
The Quick as a Flash Fastest Wins trophies went to: Jarryd Henderson in the Standing area with 4 secs, Courtney Hollyman in the Sparring area with 22 secs and Ethan Hayes with 6 secs in the Grappling area.
The Black Belt division was won by Sensei Dylan Voncina, followed by Sensei Anthony Smith and Sensei Kyle Elkenhans. Sensei Dylan won the three areas.
Divisional winners were Courtney Hollyman, Charlie Toth, Taylah Giles, Jarryd Henderson, Felicity Shrimpton, James Drew Finn, Leila Travers, Carter Henderson, Ahvina Mawlood, William Drew Finn, HuntahKane Ketu, Dylan Shrimpton, Matthew Dallmann, Ethan Travers, Shania Hammer, James Bonnyman, Loren Connors, Ian Rollman and Sensei Dylan Voncina.
Kyushin Ryu School of Jujitsu trains at Zillmere, Pine Rivers and Sandgate PCYCs under Shihan Jim Stackpoole 7th Dan.
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