Cranbrook White Tiger Taekwondo struck successfully at the 2015 B.C. Taekwondo Championship. From left to right: Thomas Rode

Cranbrook White Tiger Taekwondo struck successfully at the 2015 B.C. Taekwondo Championship. From left to right: Thomas Rode

White Tigers strike

Local taekwondo club brings home haul from 2015 B.C. Taekwondo Championship in Vancouver

Cranbrook White Tiger Taekwondo is back from the 2015 B.C. Taekwondo Championship in Vancouver, bringing home a handful of medals.

Thomas Rode (green belt), Alexander Rode (orange belt) and Nolan Palmer (blue belt) all claimed gold medals and B.C. championship titles in sparring.

Rye Palmer (orange belt) earned bronze medals in both sparring and poomsae.

According to the World Taekwondo Federation, poomsae is a series of movements for offense and defense techniques in accordance with fixed patterns, whereas sparring is full-contact fighting.

Thomas Rode and Palmer both claimed bronze in their respective poomsae competitions, while Alexander Palmer earned a silver medal in poomsae.

“These students worked very hard with their training and it paid off,” Master Steven Desjardins wrote via email.

“I received lots of positive feedback from other Masters as to the ability of [Cranbrook White Tiger] students. It was very rewarding to get those compliments from instructors of other taekwondo schools in British Columbia…It felt good to say we are from Cranbrook and I think we brought some recognition to Cranbrook for producing some quality martial artists in taekwondo.”

The tournament saw 315 competitors from across B.C. vying for provincial championships.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

A woman wearing a face mask to curb the spread of COVID-19 uses walking sticks while walking up a hill, in New Westminster, B.C., on Sunday, November 29, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Interior Health reports 83 more COVID-19 infections overnight

46 cases are now associated with a COVID-19 community cluster in Revelstoke

What's happening at the Cranbrook Public Library
What’s on at the Cranbrook Public Library

Mike Selby The Library is now open with extended hours (with some… Continue reading

The City of Cranbrook is warning the public that the lake at Idlewild Park is not currently safe to skate on after someone cleared the ice over the weekend. (Submitted file)
Idlewild Lake still not safe for skating: City of Cranbrook

Ice on area waterbodies is currently quite thin, and not yet ready for recreation

A man wearing a face mask to prevent the spread of COVID-19 walks past a mural in Vancouver on Monday, Nov. 30, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Marissa Tiel
212 new COVID-19 cases in Interior Health over the weekend

A total of 490 cases remain active; 15 in hospital

File Photo
Missing hunter found dead in South Country

A hunter was reported as overdue on Nov. 29, and was found deceased on Nov. 30 following an RCMP and SAR operation

A tongue-in-cheek message about wearing a face mask to curb the spread of COVID-19 on a sign outside a church near Royal Columbia Hospital, in New Westminster, B.C., on Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
B.C.’s COVID-19 infection count climbs back up to 656

20 more people in hospital, active cases still rising

THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
B.C. researchers launch study to test kids, young adults for COVID-19 antibodies

Kids and youth can often be asymptomatic carriers of the novel coronavirus

A sign is seen this past summer outside the Yunesit’in Government office west of Williams Lake reminding visitors and members to stay safe amid the COVID-19 pandemic. (Rebecca Dyok photo)
B.C. First Nation leaders await privacy commissioner decision on COVID-19 information

Release of life-saving data cannot wait, says coalition of First Nations

Cannabis bought in British Columbia (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good
Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

MLA Jennifer Whiteside is B.C.’s new minister of education. She is speaking out against Chilliwack school trustee Barry Neufeld and asking him to resign. (Black Press)
New education minister calls on Chilliwack trustee to resign

Whiteside echoes former minister’s promise to look at options to remove Barry Neufeld

Peter Beckett. ~ File photo
Supreme Court of Canada to decide if it will hear appeal in 2010 wife murder trial

Peter Beckett has stood trial twice for murder in connection with the death of his wife, Laura Letts-Beckett

Most Read