Tsawwassen Martial Arts helped put South Delta on the international stage this summer.
TMA had 19 students part of the Canadian National Karate Team who competed at the World Karate Championships in Dundee, Scotland.
It was an unforgettable experience for the Team Canada members to participate in Kata (Forms) and Kumite (Sparring) in one of the biggest World Karate Events with more than 5,000 athletes, coaches and officials and 1,800 participants from a total of 65 federations from across five continents.
All of the TMA competitors did a great job and should be commended for their hard work, dedication, sacrifice and professionalism.
Team Canada collected 18 medals (two gold, seven silver, and nine bronze).
TMA collected seven of those medals and 15, top 10 finishes.
TMA medal winners included:
Jane Weir – silver in Kumite
Emily Lapadatu – bronze in Kumite
Ariana Lidder – bronze in Kumite
Amelia Jorgenson – bronze in Kumite
Noah Larsen – bronze in Kumite
Nate Larsen – bronze in Kumite
Kolt Hewlett-Kaufman – bronze in Kumite.
Top 10 finishes included:
Emily Lapadatu – fourth place in Kata
Donald Jorgenson – fourth place in Kata
Hannah Francis-Bain – fifth place in Kata
Nate Larsen – fifth place in Kata
Noah Larsen – seventh place in Kata
Dallas Maxwell – eighth place in Kata
Connor An – ninth place in Kata
Emily Montgomery – 10th place in Kata
Isabelle Lapadatu – 10th place in Kata
Aayan Lidder – 10th place in Kata
Donald Jorgenson – fifth place in Kumite
Ariana Lidder – fifth place in Kumite
Grayson Montgomery – sixth place in Kumite
Emily Montgomery – sixth place in Kumite
Noah Larson – sixth place in Kumite.