Seven young martial arts athletes from Winnipeg, Manitoba emerged triumphant and competed in the World Karate Commission (WKC) World Karate & Kickboxing Championships held in Dublin, Ireland. October 27 – November 4, 2018.
The seven athletes were part of the 100 plus delegates comprising Team Canada,
In the overall standing, six of them came home with WORLD titles. Three of these athletes are members of Winnipeg Sikaran Arnis Academy (WSAA) while three are from Bae Martial Arts.
Ten year old-Lorenzo Ortilla was hailed world gold medalist in Traditional Korean Style.
Zenon Cyncora , 13YO got a gold in Team Light Contact and Bronze in Individual Light Contact Sparring
Lee Angela Igne, 16 YO , is World Silver medalist in Creative Weapons and 5th Best Fighter in the World for Point Sparring and 7th in Traditional Hard Style Forms.
Miley Carino, 9 YO, got bronze medal in traditional hard Style forms and another bronze for Creative Weapon Forms.
Eighteen year old Carson Cyncora was silver medalist for Korean Hand Forms.
Twelve year old Lynn Igne is hailed the 5th best fighter in the World for Point Sparring and the 7th in Creative Weapon Forms.
Another Filipino-Canadian from Winnipeg, 10YO Sheryl-Lynn Padua competed under the World Creative Weapons Division. She is with Nak Muay Thai Martial Arts.
The WKC World Championships are an annual martial arts competition where competitors from all over the world assemble to test their skills against the best of the best in their particular discipline.