By Pat Payton
Members of the Stonetown Karate Centre have been quite active lately, competing in area martial arts tournaments.
Jalyne Lorentz kicked off a busy stretch for SKC athletes when she travelled to the Brampton Soccer Centre to compete in the Shiva Fighters Karate Cup 2018. It’s an international open tournament.
The 11-year-old Lorentz placed first in kata (forms) and second in weapons in the 12-and-under Jr. Black Belt division.
Large haul of silverware
Thirteen members of the Karate Centre signed up for the KICK Nationals martial arts tournament recently in Stratford. The event was held at St. Mikes Catholic secondary school.
For four SKC members (Finley Houston, Fox Houston, Jack Rutledge and Andrew Bradley), it was their first time competing in a tournament. The SKC members combined to bring home seven first-place trophies, eight second-place trophies, and four third-place trophies.
In 6-and-under advanced, Jaseena Cates was first in kata (forms) and second in point sparring.
Fox Houston placed first in weapons and third in kata in the 7-8 year-old beginners division.
In the 7-8 year-old Intermediate division, Jordan MacPherson was second and Connor Weldrick third in point sparring.
In the 9-10 year-old Intermediate division, Jack Rutledge finished third in point sparring, while Andrew Bradley was fifth in both kata and point sparring.
Finley Houston was first in weapons and second in kata in the 11-12 beginners division.
In the 11-12 year-old Intermediate division, Aayden Ragoo placed second in point sparring.
Aidan Donaldson was second in the 11-12 year old advanced division.
In the 12-and-under Jr. Black Belt division, Jalyne Lorentz had a strong tournament. She was first in both point sparring and kata, and second in weapons.
Jelena Lorentz finished second in point sparring in the 13-14 year-old Jr. Black Belt division.
Jamie Johns was first in point sparring in the 18-and-over women’s division, and second in point sparring in the 18-and-over lightweight men’s division.
Darren Campbell placed first in kata and third in point sparring in the 35-and-over Intermediate division.
Great results in London
The following day in London, two members of the Stonetown Karate Centre performed very well in their respective divisions.
The competition was called the 2018 IMMAF karate championships. The International Modern Martial Arts Federation event was held at the London Convention Centre.
Jalyne Lorentz picked up a first in point sparring, and second place in both weapons and kata in the 12-year-old Jr. Black Belt division.
In the 7-9 year-old Intermediate division, Nathan Campbell was second in weapons and third in kata.