QACI would like to congratulations Shiina Oiwa for her recent success
at the Queensland Karate Association (QKA) State Title Championships
Shiina achieved State Champion in Kata Kyu
Division; 2nd Place in the Kumite Kyu Division; 2nd Place in the Kumite
Black Belt Division and 3rd place in the Kata Black Belt Division.
QACI we believe a balanced approached to life is important and key to a
healthy mindset. Whilst currently Shiina is recovering from an injury which prevents her attending the Nationals, Australian Open,
and the Internationals held in Japan, it is fabulous to see Shiina achieving so well and maintaing a positive mindset in a
sport that she is passionate about.
Shiina provided us with her reflection of the event.
the weekend of 16th and 17th of March, I competed in the QKA (Queensland
Karate Association) State Title Championships held in Cleveland.
able to place in all my divisions which included 1st for Kyu Grade Kata,
3rd for Black Belt Kata, 2nd for Kyu Grade Kumite, and 2nd for Black Belt Kumite. *
I began Karate approximately 2 years ago, and I have always
been surrounded by it as my mother stands as a state coach and with a
brother soon representing Australia with a national coach. I train 6
days a week for at least 3 hours a day. I am also given many chances to
train with amazing global level athletes which gives me more
opportunities to improve for better skill and technique. I really enjoy
participating in this sport because it allows me to open up to a new
community of people and see beyond my limits, and how my results reflect
on my effort.
*Kata - choreographed fighting
Kumite - sparring with an opponent
...article written by Shiina Oiwa, Year 10