Ontario Grand Nationals
A small but mighty Team Douvris contingent traveled to London this past weekend to compete in the Ontario Grand Nationals tournament hosted by Michael and Tammy Bernardo. In addition to performing well in their respective divisions, Team Douvris members reached the grand championship round in men black belt sparring, women black belt sparring, women black belt forms, and junior black belt forms. Sensei Cody (men sparring) and Sensei Subhadra (women forms) won the grand championship.
The morning started with a bang in regular divisions. Sensei Benny took second in weapons and first in traditional kata. Sensei Subhadra also took first in traditional kata. In underbelt divisions our kids made very strong showings in forms and sparring, with Alejandro winning his point sparring division (7-8 year-old Advanced) and Catherine taking third place in point sparring (9-10 year-old Advanced).A special mention goes to Sensei Benny and Sensei Justine for making us very proud in the Elite fighting division, and also to Sensei Mike for his work as a referee.
In adult black belt fighting Team Douvris competitors took first place in Men 18+ (Sensei Cody), Men 35+ (Jevon) and Women 35+ (Sensei Brigitte).
Many thanks to Michael and Tammy Bernardo for hosting such a wonderful, well-run event and we look forward to coming back next year.
Watch this video from the Bernardo Tournament