Contributed                                Hannah Foxon (right) of Kelowna’s Silent Tiger Martial Arts, competes at the Kelowna Kix Invitational.

Contributed Hannah Foxon (right) of Kelowna’s Silent Tiger Martial Arts, competes at the Kelowna Kix Invitational.

Medal haul for hosts at Kix Invitational

Kelowna’s Silent Tiger Martial Arts among schools from six communuties competing

Local athletes scored big at the first Kelowna Kix Invitational Martial Arts Tournament, hosted by Silent Tiger Martial Arts.

On April 8, the Kelowna Boys and Girls Club saw nearly 60 competitors from all over B.C. compete in kata, point sparring, weapons and kickboxing.

Schools from Williams Lake, Quesnel, Salmon Arm, Sicamous, Smithers and Kelowna were in attendance.

“We plan on doing this every year and have plans to make it a major event in the coming years,” said Silent Tiger Martial Arts host and owner Chad Genereux. “We would really like to see more martial artists come out and try competing in a safe and fun way next year.”

When the dust cleared Silent Tiger Martial Arts’ 12 competitors took home four gold, 10 silver and three bronze medals.

The most significant note was that Silent Tiger took all of the medals in the kickboxing divisions ages 13 and up.

For more information on Silent Tiger Martial Arts, go to silenttigerma.net.