Articles Categorized: Martial Arts

Fighters bag medal haul

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THE Whakatane Freestyle Club competed in the Japan Karate Association New Zealand National Championships in Auckland last week. Eight club members won 15 medals, including…

Medal added to collection

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HENARE Vercoe has collected another medal. The Whakatane fighter claimed a bronze medal in the under-90 kilogram division at the Full Force Submission-Only Tournament in…

Sharp sport comes to town

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GOOGLE was the first step for Sean Cromwell’s passion. The 28-year-old is an expert in haidong gumdo – a Korean sword fighting art. Two years…

Rickie ready to go at worlds

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WHAKATANE’S Rickie Harte is ready to take on the world. The 13-year-old is part of a New Zealand contingent that will compete at the World…

Edgecumbe fighters come up on top

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THE Master Norm Edwards Memorial Tae Kwon Do tournament was held in Whakatane on Saturday. The Edgecumbe club finished on top to retain the top…

Tournament back for another bout

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THE Master Norm Edwards Memorial Tae Kwon Do tournament returns to Whakatane tomorrow. The event will be held at the Whakatane War Memorial Centre, starting…

School Star – Grappler takes it on

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Kyann Gates-Tamihana Year 9 Tarawera High School Brazilian jiu jitsu FIGHTING a boy in her first Brazilian jiu jitsu tournament didn’t put Kyann Gates-Tamihana off.…

Nathan claims national medal haul

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WHAKATANE’S Nathan White was in good form at national karate events in Wellington last week. The 17-year-old won medals in both the New Zealand and…