The members of Sundance Taekwon-do in Vernon achieved success at the 2014 International Taekwon-do Federation British Columbia Championships in Prince George on May 31st. The Provincial Championships featured over 200 competitors from different clubs all over British Columbia. Sundance Taekwon-do sent a team of 5 competitors bringing home a total of 10 medals. All of the members worked extremely hard in their preparations to bring in 1 Gold, 4 Silver and 5 Bronze in patterns, sparring and breaking competitions.
Leading the pack was Kelly Kinniburgh, a 3rd degree black belt who took home bronze in women’s 3rd degree patterns and gold women’s black belt heavyweight sparring.
Other black belts in competition included Natalie Bowie, 21, who took a silver in 1st Degree patterns and bronze in women’s lightweight sparring. Ciara Wilson, 14, in her first competition as a junior black belt took in bronze in 1st degree patterns and also took bronze in the jr. girls lightweight sparring.
In colour belt competition Maira Wilson, 11, brought home a bronze in pre-junior red belt patterns and silver in girl’s sparring.
Sundance Head Instructor and Coach David White was also in competition, taking the silver medal in 4th degree patterns and also a silver in the men’s power breaking category.
“This was a great showing by some of our most dedicated members, we couldn’t be more proud as a school and as a community” said head coach David White, a 5th degree black belt and International Instructor and Examiner with the International Taekwon-Do Federaion.
“One of the great things about Taekwon-Do competition is the emphasis on respect to your opponent and sportsmanship which was definitely on display at this event.” said White who also serves as the Vice President of the International Taekwon-Do Federation of BC.
“To see the camaraderie and friendships amongst competitors from all over the province and all walks of like is truly inspiring.”
Up next for the members of Sundance is the The BC Cup which will be held at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby this October, followed by the Nationals and Canadian team selections in Regina in November. Sundance has several athletes who will be trying for spots on the Canadian team heading to the Taekwon-Do World Championships in Italy in May 2015. For more information on Sundance Taekwon-Do and it’s programs check out www.sundancemartialarts.com or contact David White at 250-306-2285. The club is currently accepting new members.
Registration is now open for the 2014 Provincial Championships in Prince George! The tournament will be held on May 31st and is a great opportunity for those with and without experience to have fun and meet people in a great atmosphere of friendly competition. Come join us!
Information and registration is found HERE.
We have a 4000 Square Foot studio with hourly rental spots available. Our large facility has both un-matted and matted training floors, clean and stocked washroom/changerooms, mirrors and lounge area.
This space is perfect for fitness, yoga, Zumba or dance classes. Rental rates are negotiable based on number of hours required. We have several evening and weekend time slots available.
his is just a quick reminder that this is the last week of the current Little Dragons session for both the weekday and Saturday classes. Please make arrangements to renew your membership as soon as possible. The new session will begin on March 18, 2014 for weekday students and March 22, 2014 for Saturday students. Members are encouraged to renew as soon as possible due to spaces in the program filling up quickly.
We need your help! It’s spring cleaning time at the dojang and we could use a few helpers to make the work go faster. Saturday, March 22nd at noon we will spend a couple of hours cleaning and painting at the dojang. Lunch will be provided.
Also, we challenge our members to bring one photo each that you think would look good on our new photo wall. Thanks in advance!
Dear Students and parents,
Just a reminder that the deadline for registration to participate in the 2014 Western Championships is coming up very quickly on Wed. March 12, 2014.
To be held April 5, 2014 in Warman Sask, just outside of the beautiful city of Saskatoon, this event is an important qualifier for Black Belts.
The CTFI recently found out that the date for the 2015 World Championships in Italy has been moved forward to the last week of May 2015. That means we will have a Selection Nationals in October or November 2014 – in only 9 months!
Therefore this Western Championships is important to competitors looking to gain seeding points to improve their standings for the Selections Nationals. It is also the qualifier event for Patterns Teams and Prearranged Sparring teams hoping to go to the Nationals for a shot at Team Canada going to Italy in 2015.
So, go to the CTFI web site www.ctfi.org to get more information!
Register online by clicking HERE
Free Sparring Teams, Patterns Teams and Prearranged Sparring Teams, check the CTFI web site for your on-line registration links.
Looking forward to seeing you there!
Kevin Reinelt – Director of Tournaments
The Saskatchewan Taekwon-Do Federation Intl (STFI) is excited to invite you to the 2014 Western Canadian Championships, which will be held on April 5th in Warman, SK (25 kms from Saskatoon).
For more inforation and to register online click HERE