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Orillia YMCA Karate School athletes shine at Toronto competition

Students participated in both patterns and sparring competitions in their various divisions
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Dozens of athletes from the Orillia YMCA Karate School turned in strong showings at the recent 47th annual Karate Tournament with the Toronto Academy of Karate Fitness and Health. Contributed photo
NEWS RELEASE
ORILLIA YMCA KARATE SCHOOL
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On Saturday May 11, 2019, 17 students from the Orillia YMCA Karate School travelled to Toronto for the 47th annual Karate Tournament with the Toronto Academy of Karate Fitness and Health.

The Orillia YMCA Karate program is in its 31st year and has always shown well at the tournament. This year was no exception.

Students participated in Kata (patterns) and Kumite (sparring). The results are as follows:

White Belts: Amber Lami, 4th place in Kata and Kumite.

Yellow Belts: Daniel Cote , 1st place Kata , Samantha Cote, 3rd place Kata, Janessa Van Duzen, 2nd place Kata and 1st place Kumite, Adam Lawrence 4th place Kumite.

Green Belts: Denoit Cote, 1st place Kata and 2nd place Kumite, Riley Masnica, 2nd place Kata and 1st place Kumite, Peter Lami, 4th place Kata, Hunter Lami, 5th place Kata, David Rehm, 3rd place Kumite.

Blue Belts: Kyra Felgner, 1st place Kata and 2nd place Kumite, Chard Wichayasunan, 2nd place Kata and 1st place Kumite.

Purple Belts: Theresa Felgner 1st place Kata and 3rd place Kumite, Tony Grimaldi 4th place Kata and 4th place Kumite.

Brown Belts: no competitors.

Black Belts: Daniel Patriquin, 3rd place Kata and 2nd place Kumite, Ian Munday, 4th place Kata and 3rd place Kumite.

Congratulations to all students!

Classes are Mondays and Wednesdays at the Orillia YMCA , 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. For information call the YMCA at 705-325-6168 or Chief Instructor Gerry Ramsay at 705-326-8259.
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