2011 Manawatu Champs, 13 November
The Palmerston North School of Karate Do hosted one of it largest local events in the Manawatu and attracted over 118 competitors covering over 30 events. This year Dave Nuku and Kieran Nuku competed in the Kata division with Dave taking 3rd for Senior Mens Premier Open and Kieran taking second for the 13 - 17 year Male Premier. Kieran had the most differcult rounds being the only competitor requiring to perform 4 kata's to be in the finals.
Clubs from all around the region entered and provided some very exciting moments. The Foxton club entered a number of students for Kumite with many displaying a sprinkling of good old fashion dojo sparring. The mens kumite final was especially exciting with Barney Gill against his older brother Hogan Gill. Close fight but in the end, Barney clinched the title. Dave Nuku
Dave Nuku - 3rd Mens Open Kata
Kieran Nuku -2nd 13-17 Year Male Kata