These martial arts athletes can put on a show. In competition, they’re no slouches either.
A dozen members of Sequim Martial Arts took to the mats on Saturday, May 7, at the 38th annual Shorinryu Open Karate Championships in Kent, earning 19 individual medals.
In addition, the five-person squad of Eric Fehrmann, Gary Laxson, Sam Manders, Kathrin Sumpter and Richard Walch took first place in the entertainment division, performing a Doce Pares Eskrima Fighting demonstration.
Sequim Martial Arts also took home recognition as the most supportive school.
Individual awards are listed below:
Xisa Dove — third place, men’s/women’s advanced division – weapons; second place, women’s advanced fighting division; fourth place, women’s advanced forms
Eric Fehrmann — fourth place, men’s/women’s adult novice forms
Judy Harniss — first place, women’s senior novice forms
Andy Holbrook — second place, teen men’s novice forms
Kim Holbrook — second place, women’s senior novice forms
Sam Manders — fourth place, men’s junior black belt division – weapons; fourth place, men’s junior black belt division – forms
Michael Pace — first place, junior men’s novice fighting; third place, junior men’s novice forms
Kathrin Sumpter — fourth place, men’s/women’s senior weapons division; third place, men’s/women’s black belt weapons division; third place, men’s/women’s black belt forms division