Invercargill’s Toa Fighting Systems (TFS) members, from left, World Association of Kickboxing Organisation (WAKO) Oceania/New Zealand secretary general Saniya Thompson, fighter Michael King, WAKO Oceania/New Zealand president and TFS head instructor Pete Thompson, fighter Jessie Wynne, fighter Jamie Henery and fighter Conor Dunlevey (front) at Invercargill Airport after returning from the Oceania Continental Kickboxing Championships in Melbourne in March.
The championships were part of the 2017 Arnold (Schwarzenegger) Classic Australia multisport event. Three of the five TFS fighters who attended the event won titles — King (18) won the under-67kg K1 junior division, Henery won the under-60kg K1 men and Jason Mischewski was awarded the under-67kg K1 men’s title. Wynne won silver in the under-52kg K1 women’s event. ‘‘Winning an Oceania title is testament to the commitment and dedication shown in training. You can’t win a title like this without making some sacrifices,’’ Pete Thompson said. The event attracted about 170 competitors from Singapore, Australia and New Zealand. Absent: fighter Jason Mischewski.