SUVA Goju Ryu once again dominated the Karate Fiji International competition yesterday.
The club, formerly known as China Club, won 11 gold, two silver and nine bronze medals to win the event at the Yat-Sen Secondary School Hall in Suva.
Goju Ryu Lautoka was second with five gold, three silver and six bronze medals.
Karate Fiji secretary Angela Birch said a total of 43 competitors participated in the event.
"Visiting teams from Australia and Papua New Guinea represented their respective Dojos in the one-day competition which was preceded by a day of seminars," she said.
"The seminars were conducted by Sensei Tony Hails and Sensei Alison Peachey yesterday and all athletes participating at the KFI were invited to attend both seminars."
She added Fiji's dominance in the Kata events were noted by the technical officials, highlighting that regionally Fiji's athletes were on par with athletes from the region.
"At the closing of the Kumite event, indications from the technical officials was that the older age-groups are reflecting regional standards.
"Performances from today (yesterday) will also assist the technical team in identifying individuals for next year's Oceania Karate Championships and World Senior Championships.
Referring to the seminars, Birch said the first was the Kumite seminar which Sensei Tony Hails, Karate Fiji's mentor coach, conducted.
"The second seminar was the Technical Seminar conducted by Sensei Alison Peachey, who is an Oceania Referee and the Head Referee for the KFI.
"Athletes attending the Seminars had an opportunity to update themselves on current techniques and rules prior to the competition."