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Kushindokai students at tournament

May 27, 2015   ·   0 Comments

Students from Orangeville’s Kushindokai Karate and Fitness travelled to Georgetown on Sunday, May 24, to compete in the Crispin Super Shiai.

In the 6 year-old division Kushindokai had three students in the top five out of a dozen competitors.

In his first ever tournament Zachary Irwin placed second for kata, while fellow student Kolby Frankland placed third. Another first-time competitor, Reese Balsdon, finished fith in the same division.

Kushindokai also had a good showing in the 11-12 year old Novice division.

Out of 16 competitors, Emma Dwyer placed third for her kata performance and Lucas Balsdon was right behind her with a fourth place finish.

Lucas also ranked fifth in his sparring division.

“We had some students competing in their first tournament today. They haven’t been training long so I think they were a little nervous but they had fun and they did a great job,” Said head instructor Sensei Michael Fisher. “We don’t typically focus on tournament competition at our school, but we always encourage students who want to try competing. It helps them build confidence and let’s them see students from different schools. We really try to keep the focus on having fun and doing the best they can. I’m proud of them all. They represented Kushindokai with honour and integrity.”

See photos on page B3

         

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