At Karate Maynia XLII in Kitchener
By Pat Payton
KITCHENER – It was another productive day for the Stonetown Karate Centre.
The event was Karate Maynia XLII, the 42nd annual Canadian Open Martial Arts championships, held at Kitchener’s Memorial Auditorium on Saturday, May 4. Nine SKC competitors collected seven firsts, two seconds, six thirds and two fourths.
Jalyne Lorentz picked up three of the first-place trophies for her club in the 12-year-old Junior Black Belt division. She finished first in sparring, traditional forms and open forms, and was second in traditional weapons.
Finley Houston competed in three events in the 11-12 year-old Intermediate division. He was first in traditional weapons, second in traditional forms, and third in sparring.
In the 13-14 Advanced division, Brady Medd placed first in traditional weapons and third in traditional forms.
Two firsts for adult members
Two of the adult members of the club did very well in sparring. Lisa Sheldon finished first in the 35-and-over Women’s Advanced division, and Darren Campbell was first in the 35-and-over Men’s Advanced division.
In the eight-year-old Advanced division, Jaseena Cates placed third in both traditional forms and traditional weapons.
Isabelle Lariviere was third in sparring in the 13-14 year-old Intermediate division, and Fox Houston finished third in sparring and fourth in traditional forms in the eight-year-old Advanced division.
Connor Weldrick was fourth in sparring in the 9-10 Intermediate division.
Note: This coming weekend, May 17-19, several members of the Stonetown Karate Centre will be competing for spots on Team Canada. The national tryouts are being held in Gatineau, Que.
Niagara Falls, N.Y. is the site of the 2019 WKC World competition in early November.