When the going gets tough…

Walmer’s Jason Gray had been expecting to be in Japan around about now.
The local sixth dan black belt in Omoikiri Budo Kai karate had been preparing to attend the 125th anniversary of Dai Nippon Butoku Kai and the sixth World Butoku Sai as one of four karate representatives for Australia. 

“I was meant to confirm my grading there,” shares Jason who instructs in Omoikiri Budo Kai karate locally in Castlemaine and Maldon areas.
“It’s a demonstration from all around the world and part of that is certain people can apply for a grading. 
“But COVID put that to rest! 

“Their plan now is to put it off to the same timing next year – if travel is available.”
Like many local fitness leaders, this local martial arts instructor has had to adapt to the restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic and has turned to technology to help maintain practice for students who can benefit from using the online format. See the Mail for the full story. Out Now.

Eve Lamb
Journalist and photographer Eve Lamb has a Bachelor of Arts (Journalism) degree from Deakin University and a Master of Arts (Professional Writing) from Deakin University. She has worked for many regional newspapers including the Hamilton Spectator and the Warrnambool Standard, and has also worked for metro daily, The Hobart Mercury, and The Sunday Tasmanian. Eve has also contributed to various magazines including Australian Cyclist.