Seventeen of our members went north to Comox to participate in the 2006 Island Friendship Tournament held on May 27, 2006. Almost two hundred competitors took part in this annual event, hosted by the Comox Shito-Ryu karate club, and it was an exciting tournament for our guys and gals.
Our 17 members participated in 39 events and total of 34 medals were won. Once again there were many personal bests acheived as several of our members won double gold and one, Elysia, won three gold medals.
Regardless of medals won, the fact remains that simple participation, learning something new, making friends and having a great time, should always be the priority and, hopefully, the memories and friendships will last a long time.
Way to go muchachos!
Kaitlyn Dawe - Kumite and Kata Shivonne Dawe - Kumite and Team Kata Sydney Ewens - Kata Brendan Flower - Kumite and Kata Lucy Hancock - Kumite and Kata Elysia Paike - Kumite and Kata and Team Kata Danny Riches - Kumite and Weapons Kata Stephanie Robertson - Kumite and Kata Carah Webster - Kata and Team Kata
Andrew Cunningham - Kata Sydney Ewens - Team Kata Lucy Hancock - Team Kata Zack Hancock - Team Kata Danny Riches - Kata Jeffrey Riches - Kumite Carah Webster - Kumite
Shivonne Dawe - Kata Zack Hancock - Kata Jeffrey Riches - Kata and Team Kata Tom White - Kata and Team Kata Brandon Zhou-Charles - Kata and Team Kata