Off to Japan for Martial Comp


Brett is not just a great chef, creating the delicious meals for Suncare’s Meals on Wheels Maroochydore. He found a passion for karate five years ago and it has led to a great outcome, with Brett jetting off to Japan in August to compete at the Chito-Ryu World Karate Championships.

More than just reaping the benefits of the mental and physical exercise, Brett is also thrilled with the bonding time he has with his fifteen-year-old son, Bailey, who also trains at Chito Ryu Karate. “Father and son time is so important and it’s great to have a hobby we can enjoy together” says Brett. “And of course, there’s the importance of the balance, body control and stretching as we get older.”

Brett’s goal is to obtain his Black Belt. Having worked through the kyu grades, he is now 2nd kyu, two successful gradings away from achieving his goal.

The Chito-Ryu World Karate Championships, also known as the Soke Cup, will be held at in Kumamoto, Japan from 11-13 August 2023. “I have worked hard to stand in the running for the selection of the Australian team to compete at this event. It is held every 3 years and brings together the top competitors from around the world.” 

The Sunshine Coast has been represented at every Soke Cup since 2001.  Not only has the local region been well represented, but they have also produced many world champions. “Local competitors have had podium finishes at every Soke Cup since 2001” says Brett. “I am really honoured and excited to have been chosen. “

Brett’s family will be accompanying him to Japan, no doubt his best support team! We wish Brett the very best at the Championships!

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