division. His first bout against a fighter from Cranbrook
Dojo went very tough as expected. Albert had a torn tendon in
his left hand a week before this event. The injury forced him to
change his entire game plan because he was not allowed to throw
any punches with it. Not being unable to use his lead punch,
Albert focused on kicking to the legs and won the match after an
His next fight was up against a
seasoned fighter, Jordan Forget from Calgary. Cheered by the
local crowd, Jordan attacked his opponent with fluid kicking
combinations. The smaller Albert fully utilized his excellence
in agility to stay in control but was beginning to back up
towards the end of the fight. When the full three-minute bout
was over, an unanimous decision was called in favor of Jordan.
Although his debut in the open division turned out a loss,
Albert learned the value of commitment from
the experience, and we are all proud of him for fighting through
against all the odds.
I would like to thank Sensei Brad
and his able team for letting us be part of such a great event.
The event certainly made us realize the bright future of
Kyokushin Karate in Calgary. Osu.
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