More than one hundred fifty members took element within the Northern Ontario Martial Arts Championships on the Collins Hall in Elliot Lake on Saturday, March 23. There were individuals of martial arts golf equipment from across Northern Ontario or even members from Barrie. The competition ranged in age from 4 years old to 70 years, says Allan Spurr, an organizer, in addition to a third diploma black belt from Sault Ste. Marie.

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He added that the judges additionally came from clubs from across Northern Ontario.
There had been five competitive stations on the Collins Hall, and every station had five judges for each of the four events: sparring, forms, weapons, and self-defense. There have been additionally six divisions: 8 and below age institution; nine to twelve age institution; underneath black belt (teen); below the black belt (grownup); black belt (youngster); black belt (person).

While there are numerous rules for the event, Spurr says he tells the competitors, the number one rule is to have “a laugh.” The competition organizers were given help to perform the competition from 30-plus volunteers, who additionally got here from across the north.
Grand Master John Reid, of Sault Ste. Marie stated this year; the Northern Ontario Martial Arts Championships in Elliot Lake also turned into a qualifier for the 2019 World Karate Commission Canadian Championships to be held in Gatineau, Quebec, May 17-19.

The pinnacle four competition in every event on the Canadian Championship also qualifies for a national group gap. The countrywide team may have the opportunity to go to Niagara Falls, New York, for the World Championships, Nov. 2 to 9. In previous years, Elliot Lakers competed at the world level. Grand Master Ivan Bergeron said he turned pleased with the occasion and the turnout.

“I was given exact remarks on Facebook,” says Bergeron. “Everybody changed into very glad about it. It turns out nicely. It becomes very successful.” Students from two nearby golf equipment participated in the Northern Ontario Martial Arts Championships: Cecil Korean Martial Arts Centre and Ivan Bergeron’s Korean Martial Arts Centre.

Under the Cecil Korean Martial Arts Centre, seven students competed and won medals.
The grand champion within the 8 and underneath division become six-year-antique Emma Farenzena. She won gold in bureaucracy, weapons, and sparring as well as silver in self-defense. She left with a trophy that changed into two toes taller than she turned into.
Dana Jacques won gold in bureaucracy and weapons, as well as silver in self-defense and sparring.

Vander Lavigne gained gold in forms, silver in guns, and bronze in self-defense.
Stephanie Jacques received silver in bureaucracy, bronze in guns and sparring, and vicinity fourth in self-defense. Gracie Sprague gained silver in bureaucracy, in addition to sparring, and bronze in guns. Nathan Wayback received silver in forms and was located fourth in sparring.
Lily-Anna Wayback received gold in guns and self-defense, silver informs, and bronze in sparring.

More than 20 college students at Ivan Bergeron’s Korean Martial Arts Centre additionally won awards. Melanie Morel gained gold in sparring and silver in guns. Lucas won gold in self-defense, bronze in forms, and placed fourth in guns. Alexis Thompson placed fourth in sparring, forms, and self-defense. Kallam Thompson received bronze in bureaucracy and self-defense. Tenley Cameron took gold in paperwork and sparring and located fourth in self-defense. Brett Mahoney won silver in self-defense, bronze in sparring, and was located fourth in guns.

Emily Pearse placed fourth in sparring and bureaucracy. Marcus White received gold in sparring, silver informs, and was located fourth in self-defense. Brooklyn Barrie took gold in sparring and self-defense and positioned fourth in guns. Paige Pachete was positioned fourth in weapons. Andie Kay won gold in self-defense, silver in bureaucracy, bronze in weapons, and fourth in sparring. James Tyler won silver in sparring and bureaucracy.

Sonia Lanteigne received gold in sparring, silver in weapons, and bronze in self-defense.
Brissa Bell tied for grand champion. She won silver in guns, bronze in bureaucracy, and placed fourth in sparring and self-defense. Other grand champions had been: Carina Liguori within the teens a while thirteen to 18 magnificence; Ethan Smolinslli in adolescents age nine to twelve elegance; In the adult underneath black belt changed into Molly MacDougall; grownup black belt Chris Marceau; and young people black belt Sebatien Mallett.