The hard work of the athletes, trainers and coaches of the Student Activity Unit, Karate of UNY, through routine and rigorous training has produced quite encouraging results, because for the umpteenth time this student activity unit succeeded in making UNY proud through the achievements made by the students in various prestigious event.
On January 2019, UNY Karate Team has dominated the title in Sunan Kalijaga National Karate Cup. The UNY team had won 8 medals of the total 11 athletes the send for this competition. The athlete was the member of UKM Karate mostly came from Sport Science Facullty, interestingly, there was one students come from Languages and Arts faculty. Eight of the champions of this competition were the students of Sport Science faculty from different major and classes.
The achievement continuous in USU International Open Karate Championship, which was held on February 22-24, at the Pardede Hall in the University of Sumatra Utara (USU) student arena. This championship was participated by 727 participants, of whom apart from Indonesia, also from India and Malaysia who each sent 11 participants.
In this occasion, UNY sent 5 athletes to compete and get 1 silver in the men's individual class, I Putu Kertayasa (FIK / PKO) in the men's senior individual class. The 3 athletes who managed to bring home the silver medals were Septiyani Era (FIK / PKO) 55 kg class female seniors, Nur Ainul Fitri (FIK / PKO) 50 kg class female and Isfan Alfredatama (FIK / PKO) in the 67 class male senior.
The more often participate in various games either at the regional level, national and international level is expected to be able to increase the enthusiasm for the karate members to be more active in training and to form a winning mentality within themselves. For those who have managed to win the game and bring the good name of the University is expected to set an example for other karate athletes who are under the auspices of the UNY Karate team can also provide achievement through various championship. Self-discipline also plays an important role in making someone a champion. (Rani,terj.Syarif-afi)