Karate competitors medal at provincials

embers of the Ridge Meadows Shotokan Karate Club took home numerous medals from the provincial championships, held in Surrey on Saturday.

Alaina Bokan (left) and Danika Clunn

Alaina Bokan (left) and Danika Clunn

Members of the Ridge Meadows Shotokan Karate Club took home numerous medals from the provincial championships, held in Surrey on Saturday.

There were 23 competitors from the local club among the 122 from around the province.

Gordon Brown took gold in men’s brown belt kata (technique) and kumite (sparring).

Amy Shaw won silver in both black belt kumite and kata.

Mike Struys won silver in both competitors for men’s green-purple belt.

In the mixed adult white-orange class, Beau Carnie won gold in kata and silver in kumite, and Ryan Stanley took silver and bronze respectively.

The team of Shaw, Brown and Matthew Way won silver in team kata.

Way also won silver for boys 15-17 black belt kumite.

In boys 12-15 green-purple belt kumite, Brody Chamberlain took silver.

David Savage won bronze in mixed 7-9 white-orange belt kata.

In the mixed age 5-6 white belt class, Alina Bokan won silver for kata, and Jiay Kamazaki and River case won silver and bronze, respectively, for kumite.

The students are taught by Sensei Ken Almond.