Martial Arts students compete
Eleven students traveled to Victoria to compete in tae kwon do sparring and traditional kata forms. All students came home having earned top places in their belt and age divisions.
Orange belts Leah Macklin and Shelby Prasifka both earned 1st place in sparring and 2nd place on their crisp performances of the kata kicho 1 form.
Orange belts with black stripe competitors, Paul Anthony Bernal, Robby McBee, Blane Macmanus, Darcy Macmanus, Cade Macmanus and Paul Macmanus dominated their age divisions. Paul Anthony Bernal, Robby McBee, Blane Macmanus and Paul Macmanus each brought home 1st place trophies in sparring. Darcy Macmanus earned 2nd place in sparring in her division. Each orange belt with black stripe performed the traditional kata pawgwe 2 and again dominated their divisions. Paul Anthony Bernal, Blane Macmanus and Paul Macmanus each earned 1st place trophies. Robby McBee and Darcy Macmanus each earned 2nd place in their respective divisions.
Cade Macmanus earned 1st place overall in forms competition allowing him to compete in the grand master championship against all ages and belts in forms – Cade delivered an amazing performance competing against some of the most experienced competitors earning 2nd place in forms overall.
Dimitri Everitt and Justin Kidd, blue belts, continued the winning tradition with their performance of the kata pawgwe 5. Dimitri Everitt earned 1st in forms and 2nd in sparring, while Justin Kidd earned 2nd in forms and 1st in sparring.
Red belt, Tyrell Stanley also delivered a flawless performance earning him 1st place in forms and 1st place in sparring.
Coach Peter Bonin is extremely proud of the performances of these athletes. He believes their strong commitment to practice and dedication to the sport showed in their performances at the tournament.