Medal winners: Holly Raczynski (coach)

Students excel in major tournament

Provincial Martial Arts took a team of competitors from Salmon Arm to the Western Canadian Martial Arts Challenge in Burnaby

Provincial Martial Arts took a team of competitors from Salmon Arm to the Western Canadian Martial Arts Challenge in Burnaby.

Competitors from across western Canada competed in forms, point sparring and ju jitsu divisions at the event.  All five Salmon Arm students brought home medals in their divisions. In her first competition as a black belt, Danette Rampton earned three silver medals in open forms, traditional forms and hard-style forms.

Danette’s son, Houston, who is training to test for his junior black belt later this season, scored a bronze medal in the nine- 10-year-old advanced colour belts open forms event.

Rena Kakuda is now attending university in Vancouver, but still trains with a branch of PMA. In the advanced colour belt women, Kakuda earned two gold medals for point sparring and open forms.

Mother of three and in her first year of training, Suzanne Lewis, a colour belt, won gold in point sparring and forms and a bronze in open-point sparring.

Lindsey Christian-Hack, 17, competed in both the teens and adult divisions. Christian-Hack won gold in   point sparring in the teen and adult divisions, hard style forms.

The students are now looking forward to a nunchuck  seminar at the Downtown Activity Center on Friday, Nov. 20 at 6 p.m.

 

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