Five of our members took part in the 2007 Karate BC Provincial Championships held on April 14, 2007. Four of our members qualified for events at the 2006 Karate BC Championship Eliminations, while one of our members (Carah) was lucky enough to be a coaches-pick for kata and kumite after missing the eliminations tournament.

As is usually the case at the Provincials, the competition was skilled and fierce. A little different organization was used this time around at the tournament. Rather than having all competitors perform kata and then kumite, each division performed kumite immediately after kata (on the same matte).

One particular highlight of the afternoon saw Danny take on a virtual marathon of activity. Timing on the photographs indicate that in a 45 minute period, Danny took part in three kumite bouts, two weapons kata performances, and two medal ceremonies; all while running back-and-forth across the arena six times to attend each event -- whew!




Danny Riches - Kumite
Carah Webster - Kumite


Sydney Ewens - Kata and Kumite
Carah Webster - Kata


Danny Riches - Weapons Kata



Sydney performing kata


Carah performing kata


Jeffrey awaits his kata score

 

Brendan performing kata


Danny performing bo kata


Sydney kicks to the face

 

Carah punches to the face


Danny scores to the chest




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