LeisureFit Melville to host state Karate Competition

The City of Melville will host the all-ages 2016 WA Karate League Perth Open on Sunday, 15 May at LeisureFit Melville, including a special guest appearance from world Karate champion Ray Morcomb.

The WA Karate League Perth Open has 15 different competition grades, broken into age, gender and team categories. The event includes Kata (form) and Kumite (freestyle) disciplines and will attract many athletes who have, or would like to, compete at state, national and international Karate tournaments.

City of Melville Mayor Russell Aubrey said Karate was a great way to keep active while developing important life skills such as discipline and character development.

“While Karate is a martial art that teaches self-defence, benefits such as increased fitness, energy and vitality are often achieved,” said Mayor Aubrey.

“The Karate tournament is a jam packed day of socialising and sharing the passion for Karate, as well as a friendly competition.”

“Ray Morcomb is a world champion in Karate for athletes with a disability, and will be conducting a Kata demonstration during the lunch break,” said Mayor Aubrey.

LeisureFit Melville, located on the corner of Canning Highway and Stock Road, will provide a safe, friendly environment for the competition. The competition will start at 9.00am and run all day, spectators are welcome to watch at no cost.

For more information on the City’s LeisureFit centres, and programs and sports on offer visit the LeisureFit pages.