Karate club continues winning ways at national tournament

After cleaning up at a regional tournament back in March, 17 members of the Thompson Karate Club returned to The Pas April 27 to compete in the JKA Canada National Karate Championship.

These athletes walked away from this competition with 18 medals in the various kata and kumite events, an improvement over the 11 pieces of hardware they picked up last year.

article continues below

Member Gerry de Beer also received a trophy for sportsmanship.

Karate club sensei Peter de Beer says this recent tournament represents the largest contingent of members the club has ever sent to a competition since he took over the group two years ago.

While they might try to squeeze in one more tournament before the end of June, de Beer is already thinking about how to bring this club to the next level in the following school year.

Now that the group has expanded to include over 30 members, the sensei said he’s thinking about even hosting a tournament in Thompson at the beginning of 2020. 

For more information about the Thompson Karate Club in general, contact de Beer at mushudebeer@hotmail.com.

© Copyright Thompson Citizen

Comments

NOTE: To post a comment you must have an account with at least one of the following services: Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, Google+ You may then login using your account credentials for that service. If you do not already have an account you may register a new profile with Disqus by first clicking the "Post as" button and then the link: "Don't have one? Register a new profile".

The Thompson Citizen welcomes your opinions and comments. We do not allow personal attacks, offensive language or unsubstantiated allegations. We reserve the right to edit comments for length, style, legality and taste and reproduce them in print, electronic or otherwise. For further information, please contact the editor or publisher, or see our Terms and Conditions.

comments powered by Disqus