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Good showing . . . JKA Timaru Karate members display their medals from the New Zealand event are (back, from left) Max Rathgen, 12 (gold kata, Gerhard Pienaar Senior 35+ yrs, bronze kata and silver kumite, Taye Goodger, 13 (bronze kata and gold kumite, and (front, from left) Reid Gamage, 9 (silver kumite), Ethan Box, 7 (silver kumite), Megan Pelser, 12 (bronze kata and silver kumite), Jessica Box, 9 (bronze kumite), Liam Nesbitt, 10 (silver kumite).

JKA Karate Timaru members brought home a good selection of medals from the New Zealand Karate Open Championship in Christchurch last month. The event, one of the biggest in the South Island, involves clubs from all over New Zealand competing. This year, participants from Tahiti also took part.