Karate

Two Queenstown youngsters have kicked their competitors to the curb to win podium places at the New Zealand Open Karate Championships. Mackenzi Jackson, 13, claimed silver in kata (display) and gold in kumite (fighting) for her age group at the...

Karate Kids podium

Five young Queenstown Goju Ryu Karate Club members showcased their skills with excellent results at the organisation's national camp. Pictured from left, Rihari Hollebon, 10, took first place in the senior green and brown belt division, William Balfour, 13, took...
Lifelong Queenstowner Chris McGregor, who died suddenly in Japan last week, is being hailed as a good-hearted, larger-than-life character. An experienced black-belt karate instructor, the 51-year-old was accompanying several students to an international training camp when he suffered a heart...
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