Diligent practice and spirit to win are principles hold by UNY Karate Team. Such value has driven the team to win more in the Yogyakarta Regional INKAI Championship 2019. The competition was held on 17 to 18 August 2019 at SMKN 4.  There are two categories of competition. The first is festival class for children. The second is general class for students of Junior High school, senior High School and University.

The hard work has been paid off with the team placed on the first place in overall with 10 gold medals, 5 silver medals and 2 bronze medals. UNY Karate athletes regularly train 4 times a week with 3 times routine training and 1 time special training to improve specific karate technique. UNY Karate Team Coach, Danardono said that in order to be prepared to compete, everyone need master the material, undergo a number of training program stages and increase the experience by attending various competition.

Achievement in 2019 INKAI Regional Championship is the 14th times for UNY Karate Team. Previously, UNY Karate athletes also won on National Karate Sunan Kalijaga Cup, USU International Open Karate Championship, and Southeast Asian University Karate Championship Sebelas Maret Cup. UNY Karate Team will prepare to participate on POMNAS (University Students Sport Week) and PORDA (Regional sport Week). As Karate Coach of UNY Team, Danardono felt very proud with his students’ achievement because they still practicing even in the middle of holiday. (rani)

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