Martial artists bring home the medals

Athletes representing the Dragon School of Korean Martial Arts has been busy over the last month.

The Dragon School of Korean Martial Arts has been busy over the last few weeks, representing Cranbrook at tournaments in Fernie and Calgary with some impressive showings.

The Fernie event included five athletes from the the Dragon School that medaled for the provincial World Karate Championships. Isaac Pocha, 12, competed in the red belt division and won silver in continuous sparring. Adam Thibeault, competing in the adult yellow belt division, won bronze in points sparring and silver in continuous sparring.

Mitch Carere won bronze in patterns while competing in the adult red belt division, while Curtis Pocha, the chief instructor, won bronze in patterns and points sparring, with a silver in continuous sparring in the adult black belt division.

Curtis Pocha and Carere both qualified for WKC nationals in Ottawa in May.

Following their success in Fernie, the Dragon School headed to Calgary for the World Taekwondo Tournament of Champions, hosted by Victory Martial Arts.

Isaac Pocha won silver in patterns and sparring, while Thibeault took silver in patterns and gold in sparring. Carere won silver in patterns and gold in sparring, and Curtis Pocha earned a gold in patterns and bronze in sparring.

The Dragon School will return to Calgary for the Western Canadian Taekwondo Championships in May.

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