By Pat Payton
Busy and successful. That’s how you could describe several martial arts enthusiasts at Stonetown Karate Centre.
SKC members recently competed in three out-of-town events, bringing home good results from tournaments in Listowel, Waterloo and Ottawa.
Two youngsters from the Karate Centre competed at the Midwestern Ontario Open tourney.
Nathan Campbell was in the 6-7 advanced division. He finished second in point sparring, fourth in kata (forms) and fourth in weapons. Younger brother Brady Campbell was in the 5-and-under all belts division. He placed first in the techniques challenge.
Great results in Waterloo
More great results came from the GMA championships 2018 at RIM Park in Waterloo.
Brady Medd, 13, picked up a fourth in point sparring in the 13-14 advanced division.
Jalyne Lorentz, 11, had a busy day, competing in four different events. In the 12-and-under girls division, she collected a first in weapons, a first in kata, and a second in point sparring.
Lorentz also competed in the boys and girls 17-and-under traditional kata challenge and finished first.
Brothers Nicholas and Nathan Campbell also competed in Waterloo. Nicholas Campbell was fourth in both kata and point sparring in the 9-and-10 division. Nathan Campbell fought in the 6-and-under advanced division. He was first in point sparring, and second in both kata and weapons.
Two at national tryouts
Finally, at the WKC national tryouts in Ottawa in mid-May, Jalyne Lorentz and Brady Medd both performed well enough to qualify to compete for Team Canada at the 2018 Worlds in Dublin, Ireland in the fall.
Lorentz had a busy and successful weekend in the 11-12 girls division. She was first in team kata, second in classical kata, and fourth in both hardstyle kata and point sparring (under 45 kg.).
Medd competed in the 13-14 boys division, and placed second in point sparring (under 45 kg.).
Note: Form is a Japanese word describing detailed patterns of movements, practiced either solo or in pairs. Karate kata is executed as a specified series of a variety of moves, with stepping and turning while attempting to maintain perfect form.