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Nicole: My personal reflection on the Rembuden Taikai 2015

My personal reflection on the Rembuden Taikai : First, let's celebrate the success our team has brought us. Congratulations to Kai Yoshitani , who brought home a gold medal for Men's senior Dan open and Jordan Te Wharau who placed at second in the Men's junior Dan competition. They both fought really hard against the odds and went a long way to achieve the success. Even though Awatea Yi-Williams and Kevin Peng didn't get to advance into the final, for every shiai they fought, they showed full commitment in every seme and every cuts. They showed us not to faltered when you are at a disadvantage, keep calm and remember the Kendo sensei has taught us. Senpai has set a really good example for us junior in the future. As for the junior member of the teams - Leon, Joseph Cao, Felix Chu, Anthony, and Spyke Lawrey, you guys did awesome considering this is our first convoy to fought outside in a national level competition. This competition was hard battle for team a

Team Waikato at the 16th Rembuden Taikai 2015

Congratulations to our Team Waikato they have made very excellent achievement in the 16th Rembuden Taiki. Kai Yoshitani won Men's senior Dan 1st Place, Jordan Te Wharau won Men's junior Dan 2nd Place, and Team made up by Felix, Jordan & Kai won 3rd Place from Inter-Club competition while our Team Awa, Leon, Spyke and Team Kevin, Joseph, Antony performed excellent in other matches. A very big THANK YOU to our extremely supportive supporters - Nicole , Jing, Catherine, David.  Except Kai, Awa and Kevin, rest of our team is still on the way driving home when I am publishing this good news to you. Now, let's make another peak in 2015 Novice Championships! Regards, Marleen