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Tsawwassen Martial Arts shines on Olympic Oval karate mats

Local club comes away with 22 medals, the most of all participating teams at international event
Tsawwassen Martial Arts students made the most of their recent trip to Richmond for the 2022 Canada Open Karate Championships.

Tsawwassen Martial Arts (TMA) made a significant statement earlier this month at the 2022 Canada Open Karate Championships, held at the Richmond Olympic Oval.

The international event featured teams from far away as India and Jamaica. By the end of the day it was TMA enjoying the biggest medal haul of any participating club with 22.

The podium finishers included:

Girls 7 & Under - Kata All Belts

Emily Lapadatu - GOLD

Emily Montgomery - SILVER

Girls 7 & Under - Kumite All Belts

Olivia Coulter - BRONZE

Jasmine Le - BRONZE

Emily Montgomery - BRONZE

Girls 8 - Kumite Intermediate

Hannah Francis-Bain - BRONZE

Girls 9 - Kumite Intermediate

Ariana Lidder - BRONZE

Girls 10 - Kata Adv/Black

Claire Naysmith - SILVER

Girls 10 - Kumite Adv/Black

Claire Naysmith - GOLD

Girls 7 & Under - Kata All Belts

Donald Jorgenson - BRONZE

Boys 7 & Under - Kumite All Belts

Donald Jorgenson - GOLD

Walter Lin - SILVER

Nate Larsen - BRONZE

Boys 8 - Kata Novice

Dallas Maxwell - BRONZE

Boys 8 - Kumite Novice

Dallas Maxwell - BRONZE

Boys 8 Kata Adv/Black

Noah Larsen - GOLD

Boys 8 Kumite Adv/Black

Noah Larsen - SILVER

Boys 10 - Kata Adv/Black

Camden Louie - BRONZE

Boys 10 - Kumite Adv/Black

Camden Louie - SILVER
Boys 11 - Kata Intermediate

Miles McDonald - BRONZE

Boys 11 - Kata Adv/Black

Lucas Maxwell - BRONZE

Noah Bromley - BRONZE

14/15 - Kumite Adv/Black

Cooper Maxwell - BRONZE

Male and Female 9 & Under - Weapons Kata Nov to Adv

Ariana Lidder - BRONZE

Noah Larsen – BRONZE

Also turning in strong performances for TMA were Tesora Gray, Connor An, Lucas Pegrum, Eric Pearson, Ean Dong, Eason Dong, Kendra Hayes, Matthew Le, Grayson Montgomery, Aayan Lidder, Samson Deamer.

The students were coached by Sensei Laurian, Sensei Sorin and Miss Jane.