Williams Lake Shogun Martial Arts Academy competitors Regan Miciuk

Williams Lake Shogun Martial Arts Academy competitors Regan Miciuk

Martial artists return from BC Open

Members from Williams Lake’s Shogun Martial Arts Academy laced up their gis April 12 in Surrey for the BC Open.

Members from Williams Lake’s Shogun Martial Arts Academy laced up their gis April 12 in Surrey for the BC Open.

A qualifier for the Canadian National Martial Arts Association (CNMA) World Championships to be held during the September long weekend at the Olympic Oval in Richmond, Regan Miciuk, with a silver medal at the BC Open in kata, earned a spot on the Canadian team.

Miciuk will now join Tanna Lauriente, Kurtis Olson, Raiden Lainchbury and Isaac Lauren on Team Canada, who all qualified last fall at a tournament in the Lower Mainland. Miciuk also picked up a bronze medal in point fighting at the tournament.

The top two competitors in each discipline at the BC Open were awarded a spot on the Canadian team.

Williams Lake Shogun Martial Arts Academy results from the BC Open are as follows:

Point Fighting

Isaac Lauren — fourth

Weapons

Jeremy Munroe — bronze

Isaac Lauren — fourth

Kata

Raiden Lainchbury — fourth

Macy Lainchbury — fourth

Isaac Lauren — fifth

Jeremy Munroe — sixth

Liam Lauren — ninth

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