Fernie Martial Arts wins swords

On March 24 Fernie hosted the first WKC southern BC Provincial Open championships in association with Teck.

The kids at the tournament.

On March 24 Fernie hosted the first WKC southern BC Provincial Open championships in association with Teck.

The event was a huge success with competitors from all over including Smithers, Calgary, Cranbrook, Sparwood, Creston and of course Fernie. With over 90 competitors, hosts Fernie Martial Arts was absolutely over the moon with the response from all styles including Kickboxing, Tae-Kwon-do, Arnis, Kung fu, Shotokan, Muay- thai, and Karate.

This event was open to all clubs, associations and styles of fighting. Competitors who placed were invited to compete in the WKC (World Karate/Kickboxing Council) national championships in Montreal in May. For more info about the WKC go to www.wkccanada.com for more info on Fernie Martial Arts email ferniekickboxing@gmail.com .

Fernie Martial arts would like to congratulate all its competitors who all placed winning Samurai Swords as prizes instead of trophies. The club won a total of over 30 swords including point fighting and continuous fighting divisions. Even though Fernie Martial Arts has only been operating since November they were able to compete with fighters who have been training for several years.

Ruth Ann Juneau, 8, was very impressive on the day, taking the provincial title in continuous fighting and also a second in point fighting in the under 30kg division beating a seasoned competitor in the final who was aged 10 and who has been competing  for several years.

Also Emmanuel Juneau, Ronan La Fortune and Declan la Fortune all placed in the Provincial categories, at the same time taking home several swords in the intermediate sections.

Also in the beginner sections, first time competitors Zeth Ellis, Mikayla Clifford, Maria Juneau  and Jonah Juneau all made it to the finals of the beginner fighting categories.

Fernie Martial Arts would like to thank its major Sponsors Teck and also East Kootenay Security Services for their contributions, making the event possible and allowing the competitors to take home some very impressive Samurai Swords.

 

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