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Local karate club hosts cup challenge

At the Shito Ryu Challenge Cup competition Matthew Storback and Jordan Pentney compete in the 11/12-year-old division with Jordan winning the match. - Brian Kieran
At the Shito Ryu Challenge Cup competition Matthew Storback and Jordan Pentney compete in the 11/12-year-old division with Jordan winning the match.
— image credit: Brian Kieran

Last weekend saw the ninth annual Campbell River Shito Ryu Challenge Cup, hosted this year at École Mer-et-Montagne.

More than 120 competitors attended as well as parents, coaches and officials. The tournament is a local fun karate event hosted by the Campbell River Shito Ryu Karate Club.  It focuses on youth enjoying the sport of karate while giving the potential Team B.C. hopefuls a tune up tournament for provincials which are coming Feb. 17-18 in vancouver.

Campbell River Shito Ryu Karate promotes a healthy lifestyle and fitness as part of students’ daily routine.

Participants can choose from several program choices which don’t have to include

tournaments. The Campbell River Shito Ryu Karate Club tournament was established in 1985 and is still taught by sensei Roy Tippenhauer who founded the club. People interested in karate programs can contact Karate B.C. for local club listings or Campbell River Shito Ryu at 250-286-6416 or www.shito-ryu.ca

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