Clint Telfer challenging his opponent in his round of sparring.

Renshi Mick Ognenovski’s gold medal winning demonstration.

MEMBERS of the South Gippsland Freestyle Karate Club starred at the ISKA (International Sport Karate Association) Victorian Open Round 3 held at the YMCA Leisure Centre in Epping recently.
The club had 17 members competing in various events ranging from Sumo, Sword Combat, Point Sparring, Continuous Sparring, Traditional Kata and Self Defence Demonstrations.
The day featured new and old competitors from the club who competed with respect and integrity.
“The team was full of new, fresh and excited faces, many attempting something new for the first time,” head instructor at South Gippsland Freestyle Karate, Renshi Mick Ognenovski said.
“I am extremely proud of the effort, bravery and determination all members made during the event.
“The level of respect and camaraderie was of a high level and I received many positive compliments from officials and competitors alike.
“This is what it’s all about, this is what we strive to achieve!
“Most importantly, our members/students who attended the event and gave it 100 per cent helped define our club as respectable and fair.”
The club brought home 20 medallions including 10 gold, six silver and four bronze.
With the success of the day it puts the club directly in line to attend the Victorian titles at the end of the year with five titles to be defended.
If you’re interested in learning Freestyle Karate, a free trial lesson is offered at one of the club’s locations.
Lessons are held at Leongatha, Korumburra and Foster. For more information head over to SGFKARATE.COM or contact 0432 481 146.