By Pat Payton
BURLINGTON – Members of the Stonetown Karate Centre posted good results at the 43rd annual Ontario Provincial martial arts competition held here recently.
Leading the way was Jalyne Lorentz, who placed first in both kata (forms) and weapons in the 11-12 year-old Black Belt division.
Isabelle Lariviere earned the other first for SKC. She topped the field in sparring in the 13-14 Intermediate division.
Nathan Campbell placed second in sparring in the 7-8 year-old Advanced division, while his dad Darren Campbell finished third in the 35-and-over sparring division.
Other third-place medals went to Jaseena Cates in weapons in the 7-8 Advanced division, and to Fox Houston in weapons in the 7-8 Intermediate division. Older brother Finley Houston placed fourth in both sparring and weapons in the 11-12 Intermediate division.
Sensei Jeremy Lorentz says about 10 members of the Stonetown Karate Centre will be trying out for Team Canada spots at a provincial tryout in Burlington Apr. 6. “It’s the first stage,” he says. The 2019 WKC (World) competition will be held in Niagara Falls, N.Y. in early November.
Lorentz notes that SKC members will also be competing in martial arts tournaments in the area in the upcoming weeks.