Second degree Black Belt John Redshaw from Gladstone SKIA trains with Ashley Carriage from Benaraby SKIA at the Tannum Sands performance centre on Wednesday.
Second degree Black Belt John Redshaw from Gladstone SKIA trains with Ashley Carriage from Benaraby SKIA at the Tannum Sands performance centre on Wednesday. Submitted

Entries closing for titles

TANNUM Sands is hosting the 2010 SKIA Queensland Titles this month, and about 200 competitors are expected to attend the martial arts event.

Benaraby and Calliope SKIA (Shotokan Karate International Australia) instructor Tim Hughes said Gladstone hopefuls include John Redshaw, Ashley Carriage, Chris Lockyer and Hannah Mossman, who have performed well in recent times.

Hughes said the number of martial arts competitors had been high at the recent CQ Titles in Yeppoon, and he expected a good turnout to the event on July 24 and 25.

“Clubs from around the region, as well as Brisbane, will be coming to the event,” Hughes told The Observer.

“Redshaw is going for his third dan black belt, and Mossman should do well.”

SKIA is a popular form of martial arts, Hughes said, due to the standardised syllabus taught at each school.

“There is a guaranteed level competitors reach, whether they're here, in Sydney or Adelaide,” Hughes said.

Entries for the Queensland Titles close on July 16.



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