Our local newspaper, the Economist and Sun, said it all. Thanks to Sensei Marvin Labbate and his crew for a well run and fair event. Looking forward to next year!
From NOX Dojo website:
by Bryan Co and Sean Wong (Edit)
It was another dominant outing for The NOX Elite team of Markham’s NOX Dojo as all 11 participating team members medalled in their respective divisions. The event was the Niagara District AAU Karate Championships which was held on Saturday, April 16th in Syracuse New York. As the only team from Canada, the Elite Team was matched up against 132 other exceptional opponents from all over New York State and New Jersey.
Strong medal finishes came from Bob Lindbolm ( gold kata, gold kumite), Rikizo Tamaki (silver kata, gold kumite), Misuzu Tamaki (bronze kata, gold kumite), Nolan Chong (bronze kata, silver kumite), Ryan Koo (gold kata, bronze kumite), Ryan Williams (gold kata, gold kumite), Ethan Co (gold kata, silver kumite), Jayda Shetty (silver kata, silver kumite), Tiana Shetty (gold kata, gold kumite), and Michael Barrasso (gold kata, gold kumite).
The Elite Team would like to thank Sensei Sean Wong who also competed at the event (gold kata) for his tireless training and efforts to bring his team to the “Elite” level. All team members have qualified to participate at the AAU Karate National Championships which are being held in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida this July.