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Local participation in Elmira Shiai 2009

ELMIRA - On Sunday, Nov. 15, students from Gorge Karate Dojo travelled to an event hosted by the Elmira Karate Dojo. 

This event, or Shiai in Japanese, is a tournament where students test their skills in three different areas: Kata, Kumite (sparring) and Kobudo (weapons).

Winners from Elora are: Natalia Van Esch - 1st Kata PeeWee Kids (6 & under) Yellow Belt; Molly Farquhar - 1st Kumite Junior Kids (7-9 yrs) Yellow Belt; Annie Farquhar - 1st  Kata Senior Kids (10-12 yrs) Yellow Belt; Mackenzie Nelson - 1st  Kumite Junior Kids Orange Belt; Blair Bauman – 3rd Kumite Junior Kids Orange Belt; Andrew Gardner - 3rd Kumite Senior Kids Orange Belt; Francesca Van Esch – 1st Kata and 3rd Kobudo Junior Kids Green Belt; Alex Rock – 2nd Kumite Senior Kids Green Belt; Michael Corbett – 3rd Kumite Senior Kids Green Belt; Susan Stimpson – 1st Kumite Women (adults 16+) Green Belt; Ethan Aguirre – 2nd Kata Senior Kids Brown Belt; Philippe Campbell – 1st Kata Teens (13-15 yrs) Brown Belt; Ret Giles – 1st Kumite, 1st Kobudo and 2nd Kata Teens Brown Belt ;Nathan Beer - 3rd Kata, 3rd Kumite and 3rd Kobudo Teens Brown Belt;  Tiffany Morris – 1st Kumite Women Brown Belt. For more information on Gorge Karate Dojo and Canadian Naha-te Goju Karate please visit




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