Coast students earn medal at provincials


June 12, 2014 03:46 PM

Competitors from the Sunshine Coast Caio Machado (yellow belt) and Lazar Williams are standing in the back row. Dallas Grieve (with the beard) is kneeling in front.

Students from the local karate dojo in Roberts Creek returned home with several medals from the 2014 Karate Provincials held in Richmond May 31 and June 1.

Caio Machado, Taysha Grindon and Lazar Williams of karate sensei Dallas Grieve qualified for provincials this year through the zone five qualifiers’ tournament.

The two divisions for sport karate are kata and kumite. Kata is a set of regulated moves to the air demonstrating power, agility, speed and control. Kumite is essentially sparring with a point system.

Caio, age 14, qualified in a kata and kumite division, bringing home a bronze medal in his 14/15-orange/green-kumite divisions.

Grindon qualified for the women’s black belt kumite She came just short of earning a medal.

Williams competed in a U21 middleweight division and the men’s lightweight division, bringing home a bronze medal in each division and earning a spot on team B.C. for the third season in a row.

Overall, the experience and results were beneficial for the entire dojo. 

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