Local martial artists earn medals at WKC provincials

Local martial artists earn medals at WKC provincials

Williams Lake’s Shogun Martial Arts Academy was in fine form Saturday.

Williams Lake’s Shogun Martial Arts Academy was in fine form Saturday, scooping up multiple medals at the World Karate and Kickboxing Council Provincial Championships.

The event, held at the Williams Lake secondary gymnasium, attracted martial artists from around the province to compete in events including kata, weapons, team kata, point fighting and continuous fighting.

Additionally, dignitaries Shihan Geert Lemmens of Germany and Renshi Mihran Aghvinian of Los Angeles, travelled all the way to Williams Lake to present Williams Lake’s Shogun Martial Arts Academy Sensei Sheldon Lainchbury his fourth dan black belt, and Smither’s Shogun Martial Arts Academy Renshi Marwan Abu Khadra his seventh dan black belt.

Medalling athletes at provincials also earned a berth to the upcoming WKC National Championships in Ottawa in May.

Local results from the provincial championships are as follows:

Kata

• Carl Lam — gold; Tracey Beauchamp — bronze

Weapons

• Macy Lainchbury — gold; Isaac Lauren — silver; Raiden Lainchbury — bronze; Liam Lauren — bronze

Point Fighting

• Brityn Hinsche — gold; Macy Lainchbury — gold; Isaac Lauren — gold; Jared Brown — gold; Carl Lam — gold; Tanna Lauriente — gold; Micah Vogt — gold; Tracey Beauchamp — gold; Leah Blokland — silver; Joshua Rutherford — silver; Micheal Heitmann — bronze

Continuous Fighting

• Katie Armes — gold; Carl Lam — gold; Tanna Lauriente — gold; Tracey Beauchamp — gold; Katharina Koppe — gold

• Raiden Lainchbury — silver

• Kurtis Olsen — bronze

• Micheal Heitmann — bronze

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