The 20th Annual Sato Cup took place on Nov. 16 at BCIT in Burnaby, with three students from the Savona Karate Club attending with their instructor, Yoriko Kanamaru-Susanj.
It was the first tournament of the season, and all three students were excited and nervous. Despite their nervousness, all three came back with medals.
Rian Takahashi brought back a bronze for his kata (formal exercise) in Boys’ 8–9 year old, Novice, Pool A division. Alexander Teague and Akira Susanj also earned bronze for their Boys’ 12–13 year old, Intermediate, Pool A and Pool B divisions respectively. Akira also brought back a gold medal in his Kumite (sparring) division for Boys’ 12–13 year old, Intermediates.