Medal winners - A team from Guelph Family Martial Arts travelled to the Canadian Martial Arts Championships and Ontario Provincial Championships in Burlington and brought home nine Canadian titles.
The team is coached by the Nathan and Sophie Skoufis. “It is a difficult competition that draws many of the top competitors throughout the country,” said Nathan. “It is an awesome experience having your own students compete and going through that journey with them. They all trained so hard for the event, I am so proud of them.” In the back row, left to right: Erin Grant, Matylda Daza, Nathan Skoufis, Sophie Skoufis, Emily Ortolan and Feng Lee; and in the front row: Justin Tu and Rob Pisciuneri. The results: Justin Tu, gold, 15-17-year-old boys sparring; Emily Ortolan, gold, 15-17-year-old girls sparring; Matylda Daza, gold, 18-34 years old women’s sparring; Rob Pisciuneri, gold, 18-34 years old men’s sparring; Feng Lee, gold, 35+ years old men’s weapons, gold, 35+ years old men’s sparring and silver, 35+ years old men’s kata; and Erin Grant, gold 18-34 years old women’s kata, gold 18-34 years old women’s weapons and gold, 18-34 years old women’s sparring. Submitted photo