Feisty fighters earn medals



Seven children from the Pembina Renshikan Karate Club entered the Friendship Tournament that happens every year in Edmonton and won 12 medals.


The students won gold, silver and bronze totalling 12 medals out of 14 events they took part in on Apr. 26.


Karate instructor Deb Ellard said the students usually enter every year but these are the best results they’ve come home with.


“This is the first time they’ve done so well. This is the first time they’ve taken home so many medals,” she said.


The tournament has about 100 participants from all over Alberta and at times Saskatchewan. Children won medals in Kata, which represents set moves, and Kumite, which means fighting.


The tournament was ages of 6 to 17 and the children from the club entered were between 6 and 12.


The results are as follows:


Daralyn Chandler – gold in Kumite and Bronze in Kata


Tashlynn Huntley – silver in Kata and silver in Kumite


Alexis Severson – silver in Kata and Kumite


Shelby Proudlove – silver in flag Kumite and Kata


Jevins Huntley – bronze in Kata and bronze in Kumite


Matea Proudlove – bronze in Kata


Katelyn MacDonald – bronze in Kumite


The club meets every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Eldorado school gym.


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