Saturday, February 25th, the
annual Newton Tournament successfully took place at Frank Hurt School in
sent a team of sixteen fighters and showed strong spirit and
determination at this one of most well-known regional events in the Lower Mainland
12 & under Knockdown Divisions
(Killarney, 60-70lbs): 1st
(Richmond East, 60-70lbs): 3rd
(Richmond East, 86lbs & over): 2nd
(Richmond East, 86 lbs & over): 1st
13-14 years old
Pasha Mykhaylov (Vancouver
Girls 13-14 years
(Richmond East): 2nd
(Vancouver West): 3rd
Men's 17-18 years
Mike Tu (Downtown): 3rd
Keita Ochiai (Downtown):
(Downtown): Lost to Sasha at 1st Rd.
Ken Lee (Killarney): Lost to Keita at 1st Rd.
(Killarney): Lost at 1st Rd.
(Richmond East): 3rd
Tony Evangelista (Vancouver West): 3rd
lot of them were still novice in tournament fighting, their
techniques looked a little rough but full of energy. At their
level, the unshakable will to fight hard is the only thing they
need to kick off their fighting career with. Congratulations to
all the fighters for their determination and fine performances.
A special note should be made
for Keegan Wong who again placed 1st at this event, which
resulted in him earning the Gold Medal at three consecutive tournaments since last
year's Canadians. Good job, Keegan.
Ochiai should be praised for his achievement. The small
Japanese fighter exploded with powerful punches and solid
stamina against three tough opponents he faced. Keita's effort
was finally recognized at this event by placing 1st. At our
regular class in downtown, he travels
all the way from North Vancouver by bus to get to the dojo and trains extra hard.
Constantly achieving a small goal like this will eventually lead
you to a big one. Keep up the good work.
All in all,
our team did very well. Everyone enjoyed themselves at the
event, and hopefully learned something from the competition.
Official Results will be soon posted on
(From left) Keegan, Kanako, Anton,
Good job, guys!