The mother-son duo of Roza (left) and Timur McNern won medals for the Taneda Karate Dojo at the Junior International Cup and the USA Open.

Medals in Vegas for Taneda Karate Dojo

West Kelowna-based club steps on podium at International Cup and USA Open

The Taneda Karate Dojo returned home from Las Vegas this week with some hardware and plenty of international experience.

Eleven members of the local dojo competed over the Easter long weekend at the  2015 Junior International Cup and the USA Open, the largest tournament of its kind in the world.

Timur McNern, 9,  turned in a memorable effort in one of the largest divisions at the USA Open. Timur won all four of his matches to take home the gold medal.

Not to be outdone, Timur’s mother, Roza Tynybayeva, won gold in her kumite division and a silver in kata.

Adam Doucette won his first three matches in the 13-year-old division at the Junior International Cup, getting him to the semifinals, before he eventually settled for with place.

In the team kumite competition Adam and his two teammates from Quebec fought teams from Germany, USA and Mexico. There were 17 teams from around the world in this event, with Adam and his team placing fifth.

Caitlyn Riddle won bronze in both of the the girls 10-year-old kata and kumite divisions.

Rita Becker won silver in the women’s masters kumite.

“Overall it was a fantastic experience for all the athletes that went. We learned many things and got to be around some of the best karate athletes in the world. That experience is priceless.”

 

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