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Williams Lake martial artists compete in Salmon Arm

Shogun Martial Arts members competed in the Shuswap Open on May 27 in Salmon Arm.
Niko Grondines, Sonny Altrows and Seth Bos show off their hard-earned hardware from the Shuswap Open competition. (Shogun Martial Arts photo)

Shogun Martial Arts members competed in the Shuswap Open on May 27 in Salmon Arm.

“All Shogun competitors gave it their all and made us proud as always,” said Lee-Ann Lainchbury of Shogun Martial Arts. She said some came away with personal bests and some with great learning experiences.

“No matter the outcome they were all good sports.”

Emmy Shortreed had to face off against all boys and all higher belts than her, as she didn’t have anyone in her division.

“She was not deterred and gave them a run for their money,” said Lainchbury.

Emmy placed fourth in Point Fighting, fourth in Continuous Fighting and eighth in Kata.

Mia Shortreed placed fourth in Kata and also competed in Point Fighting.

Lainchbury said people watching the point fighting were overheard saying that Mia was “a little spitfire.”

James Hutchinson won a silver in Kata, a silver in Continuous Fighting and fifth in Point Fighting.

“James rose to the occasion and performed his best kata ever,” said Lainchbury.

Sonny Altrows won gold in Point Fighting, gold in Continuous Fighting and Silver in Kata.

Renshi Sheldon Lainchbury won gold in 35 + Point Fighting.

Niko Grondines also won gold in Point Fighting.

Seth Bos won bronze in Point Fighting and fourth in Continuous Fighting.

Katharina Koppe won gold in Point Fighting and gold in Continuous Fighting.

Oakley Peters won bronze in 18+ under belt Continuous Fighting and bronze in Black Belt Continuous Fighting.

Dan Peters won old in 18+ under belt Continuous Fighting and placed fourth in Black Belt Continuous Fighting narrowly missing third place according to Lainchbury.

Coaches at the event were Renshi Sheldon, Renshi Lee-Ann and Sensei Glen.

People in the picture from left to right are: Lee-Ann Lainchbury, Niko Grondines, Seth Bos, Sheldon Lainchbury, Sonny Altrows, Oakley Peters, Katharina Koppe, Glen Rogers and Dan Peters. - Missing from the picture are James, Mia and Emmy.

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Ruth Lloyd

About the Author: Ruth Lloyd

I moved back to my hometown of Williams Lake after living away and joined the amazing team at the Williams Lake Tribune in 2021.
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