Vernon, BC, January 16, 2019– With the International Taekwon-Do Federation World Championships only 3 months away, Brianna Li, 15, has just returned from the Canadian Taekwon-Do Federation’s National Team Selections and Training Camp in Montreal. Both Li and her coach David White of Sundance Taekwon-Do will be representing Canada in Inzell Germany as part of the Canadian National Team. The tournament will host almost approximately 1200 black belt athletes from over 60 countries over 5 days of action-packed competition. The championships will run from April 24th to 28th at the Max Aicher Arena in the city of Inzell in the Bavarian Alps.
The National Training Camp was held in Longueil, Quebec and served as an opportunity for athletes to train for events such as patterns, sparring, special technique (flying), and power breaking. This was also the chance for athletes to put their best foot forward and get selected for the team competition in which each country puts forward a well-rounded team to compete against one another in all the standard events.
Li, who is a French immersion student at W.L. Seaton Secondary qualified for Junior Girls Hyperweight Sparring at the National Championships back in November by winning Gold in her division. At the training camp she was also selected to the National Junior Girls Team for Special Technique, Power Breaking and Sparring. She has also been chosen to compete individually in Junior Girls Special Technique. This will be Li’s second time representing Canada after competing in Ireland in 2017 at the World Championships.
Sundance Taekwon-Do Head Instructor David White has also been selected as one of 6 Coaches and will be travelling to Germany to coach athletes from across Canada. This is White’s first time being selected as a National Coach. He has served as a British Columbia Team Coach for 8 years and worked with athletes of all ages and skill levels. He currently holds a 6th degree black belt with the International Taekwon-Do Federation and has over 26 years of Experience teaching and training in Taekwon-Do.
The event in April will be streamed for free live on YouTube. Those who would like more information about Taekwon-Do can go to www.sundancemartialarts.com or call 250-306-2285. Classes are now forming.