Karate students attend tourney in Duncan

Lake Cowichan Shito-Ryu, Fernando Correia School of Karate attended a tournament in Duncan on May 26.

Students at the karate tournament in Duncan. From left: Alexa Gautheir Valdes

Students at the karate tournament in Duncan. From left: Alexa Gautheir Valdes

Students from the Lake Cowichan Shito-Ryu, Fernando Correia School of Karate attended a tournament in Duncan on May 26.

There were over 100 competitors at the event,  coming from all over Vancouver Island as well as the mainland.

Loretta Schwab says, “All of the kids from Lake Cowichan have been practicing hard for this tournament and the results prove it. Everyone had a wonderful time, individually and as a team. They got to meet up with old friends and make new ones.”

Alex Sawatzky won gold for the white-yellow kata seven and under category

Alexa Gutheir Valdes won bronze for the orange kata 10-11 category,

Madison Garbish won bronze for the green kata 10-11 category,

Jacob Marcelic won bronze for both the boys 10-11 green kata and the 9-11 weapons kata,

the team won silver in the team kata for students 11 and under with an orange belt or higher.

Congratulations to all the students.