Martial Arts Challenge held in London
By Pat Payton
LONDON – For a relatively small group of competitors, it was a good showing by the Stonetown Karate Centre.
The recent event was the Power Nationals Martial Arts Challenge, held at Carling Heights Community Centre. SKC members picked up three firsts, a second, and four thirds in the 23rd annual competition.
Taking the spotlight for St. Marys was Jalyne Lorentz in the Black Belt division for 12 year olds. She placed first in sparring, first in weapons and second in kata (forms).
Lisa Sheldon was first in sparring in the 35-and-over women’s division.
Jaseena Cates also had a good day in the 7-8 Advanced division. She collected a third in weapons, a third in kata and a fourth in sparring. In the 13-14 Advanced division, Brady Medd picked up a third in sparring and a third in kata.
Nathan Campbell finished third in sparring in the 7-8 Advanced division.
Eight advance to tryouts
Stonetown Karate Centre sensei Jeremy Lorentz reports that several SKC members attended the Provincial World tryouts this past Saturday, April 6.
“Eight of our students have made it to the National Tryouts in Gatineau, Que. on May 17, 18 and 19. Competitors at the provincials had to make the top eight places in their divisions to advance to Nationals. A few of our students came home with top-three finishes as well.”