Dojo students to compete nationally

February 27, 2018   ·   0 Comments

Three students from The Dojo, Orangeville have been invited to compete in Karate Canada’s National competition held this coming March in Halifax.

Nicholas Mustapha, Daniel Mustapha and Micah MacMullen have spent the last year competing in the Ontario Karate Federation (OKF) tournament circuit.

They accumulated enough points to be awarded a position on Team Ontario. Only the top three out of every province and territory are able to participate.

“This is an amazing accomplishment. I am very proud of the hard work and dedication our students have shown over the past year. Out of six team members we had competing in the elite division, we were fortunate three made the team,” said Sensei Angelo Panoussis.

The OKF is our sport governing body for Ontario and official provincial delegate for Karate Canada. OKF’s focus is to improve the development, promotion and accessibility of karate to its athletes, coaches, officials and the general public.

By having The Dojo affiliated with the Karate Canada provincial association, it acts as a gateway to potential participation in World Karate Federation (WKF) competitions.

With Karate being accepted as an official Olympic sport in Tokyo 2020, being on the world stage is an important step to achieving the goal of representing Canada one day in the Olympics.

These teens have been training from a young age. Daniel is our Para-Athlete with cerebral palsy. He has successfully competed against the current world champion and is a big hopeful for the province and Canada in the upcoming Tokyo Olympics.

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