Last month, the WSAF Aikido World Championships were held at Tenri University in Nara, Japan where Australia won a bronze medal in the Mixed Team event.
The Mixed Team representing Australia consisted of University of South Australia (UniSA) Shodokan Aikido Club members, including students and graduates of both University of South Australia and Adelaide University.
Madison Le Cong
Andrew Bereny (Coach)
The Mixed Team event consists of five events:
Koryu goshin no kata (8 empty-handed kneeling and hanzahandachi techniques
Koryu goshin no kata (8 empty-handed standing techniques)
Tanto taisabaki (Kyu grade players)
Women’s tanto randori
Men’s tanto randori
This is the first time that any Australian individual or team has won a medal at a WSAF Championship, with Coach Andrew Bereny extremely proud of the teams’ accomplishment, “It was very rewarding to go to Japan to have some fun but come back with something” said Bereny.
UniSport Australia would like to congratulate the team that represented Australia at the WSAF Aikido World Championships.