Penticton’s Holly Atherton, who won gold in her division, stretches out for a high kick in a kumite against Macey Reid of Kelowna. Kristi Patton/Western News

Photos: Okanagan karate kids get their kicks in

Karate athletes from all over B.C. and Saskatchewan were in Penticton

Karate kids got their kicks in at the annual Chito-Ryu Friendship Tournament in Penticton last weekend at the Penticton Lakeside Resort.

Around 176 participants from all over B.C. and Saskatchewan came to be judged in their kata and compete against one another in kumite.

The master of this style of karate made a trip from Japan to be at the event. He performed a demonstration on Saturday and taught a clinic on Sunday.

 

West Kelowna’s Jacob Voderek got a bit of Penticton’s Marcus Bartier’s chin and mouthguard, but Bartier managed to pull back to escape any further damage during the sparring round. Kristi Patton/Western News

Tyler Dyck, from West Kelowna, punches through the kata portion of the men’s orange/green belt competition on Saturday at the Penticton Lakeside Resort. The Chito-Ryu Friendship Tournament had 176 competitors from B.C. and Saskatchewan participating. Kristi Patton/Western News Staff

Ciara Browne, from Penticton, displays her perfect form during the 12 year old girls kata on Saturday at the Penticton Lakeside Resort. The Chito-Ryu Friendship Tournament had 176 competitors from B.C. and Saskatchewan participating in judged kata and kumite. Kristi Patton/Western News Staff

Alex Prieur, from Fort St. John, displays his perfect form during the kata on Saturday at the Penticton Lakeside Resort. The Chito-Ryu Friendship Tournament had 176 competitors from B.C. and Saskatchewan participating in judged kata and kumite. Kristi Patton/Penticton Western News Alex Prieur, from Fort St. Johns, displays his perfect form during the kata on Saturday at the Penticton Lakeside Resort. The Chito-Ryu Friendship Tournament had 176 competitors from B.C. and Saskatchewan participating in judged kata and kumite. Kristi Patton/Penticton Western News

Cole Norton, from Hudson’s Hope, displays his perfect form during the kata on Saturday at the Penticton Lakeside Resort. The Chito-Ryu Friendship Tournament had 176 competitors from B.C. and Saskatchewan participating in judged kata and kumite. Kristi Patton/Penticton Western News

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