Yesterday Sunday March 5, 2017 our second York Centre Karate Friendship Tournament was a great success. We had participating around 50 athletes from 8 clubs. Despite of a bit unusual type of tournament competition was nice and smooth.
We were honored with presence of great guests who greeted our athletes: Michael Levitt MP York Centre, James Pasternak councillor Ward 10, York Centre, Alexandra Lulka trustee Ward 5, TDSB, Antonio Terra president Karate Ontario, George Usher treasurer Ontario Karate Federation. Also we had messages from Monte Kwinter MPP York Centre and Larry Lyman President of Suiken Bugeikai.
A special moment was in the memory of our good friend Shihan Anthony Paul Ragoobir (who was one of the judges last year) who passed away last month. We introduced Anthony Paul Ragoobir Budo Excelence Award (with his family permission) which was awarded to 2 persons: Shivakumar Vadivelu and Edmound Atanelli.
We want to thank you all athletes, their parents coaches and judges, as well as volunteers for a great work! We hope to see you next year.
More detailed report with pictures and video will be published soon.