KARATE KIDS: Brooke Fitz-Gibbon trains hard at the Childers Multicultural Centre in preparation for the TSKF Childers 40th birthday celebrations.
KARATE KIDS: Brooke Fitz-Gibbon trains hard at the Childers Multicultural Centre in preparation for the TSKF Childers 40th birthday celebrations. Jodie Dixon

Karate club to celebrate

TURNING 40 is a major milestone for everybody and TSKF Childers Karate Club is celebrating.

Club president John Russo, the trainer since 1982, is putting a call out to all ex-students to reunite for the celebration.

"Karate is a great foundation in building a better adult," Mr Russo said.

Over the years, Mr Russo watched shy, young children grow into confident adults.

"I have two students that were school captains," Mr Russo said, with a big smile.

Mr Russo said he was very proud of the Childers community for supporting the karate club. "Not many sporting clubs in rural areas last five years, let alone 40 years," he said.

From humble beginnings in 1975 at Apple Tree Creek to today where classes are held twice a week.

"Having classes for children have encouraged parents to join," he said.

Karate is the one sport that the entire family can enjoy together, no matter the fitness level. "Karate is not about fighting ... it builds confidence, improves physical and mental fitness and builds character," Mr Russo said.

Childers Karate Club will celebrate its 40th birthday on July 18 at The Isis Cultural Centre.

Cost: $30 per adult and $15 per child (5-12yrs) and under 5 free.

For more information, contact John Russo 0427 696 541 or email drusso@tskfa.com.au

Children's class: Monday 6-7pm. Adults Monday and Thursday 7-8pm at the Culture Centre on Churchill St, Childers.

Event details

Cost: $30 per adult and $15 per child (5-12yrs) and under 5 free.

For more information, contact John Russo 0427 696 541 or email drusso@tskfa.com.au



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