CanAm Sparring At Empire Muscle

(WINDSOR, ON) – The martial arts were on display at Empire Muscle on August 11 as a full contact karate tournament was hosted by Kihon Traditional Karate. Pairs of participants of all levels of skill battled for a charitable benefit to assist Windsor youth.

Blue Belt John Middleton (R) lands a kick on his opponent Monty Al Rabeeah during the CanAm Tournament at Kihon Karate on 11 August 2018.Photo by John Skinner.

Blue Belt John Middleton (R) lands a kick on his opponent Monty Al Rabeeah during the CanAm Tournament at Kihon Karate on 11 August 2018.
Photo by John Skinner.

Orange Belt Steel Ricciotti (R) lands a kick to the midsection of his opponent Milos Samardzija during the CanAm Tournament on 11 August 2018.Photo by John Skinner.

Orange Belt Steel Ricciotti (R) lands a kick to the midsection of his opponent Milos Samardzija during the CanAm Tournament on 11 August 2018.
Photo by John Skinner.

Yellow Belt Ardell Thompson (R) lands a high kick to the head of his opponent Orange Belt Tiim Whitson during the CanAm Tournament on 11 August 2018.Photo by John Skinner.

Yellow Belt Ardell Thompson (R) lands a high kick to the head of his opponent Orange Belt Tiim Whitson during the CanAm Tournament on 11 August 2018.
Photo by John Skinner.

Blue Belt John Middleton (R) grapples with Monty Al Rabeeah during the CanAm Tournament at Kihon Karate on 11 August 2018.Photo by John Skinner.

Blue Belt John Middleton (R) grapples with Monty Al Rabeeah during the CanAm Tournament at Kihon Karate on 11 August 2018.
Photo by John Skinner.

A member of Kihon Traditional Karate demonstrates the use of Jo Staff during the CanAm Tournament on 11 August 2018.Photo by John Skinner.

A member of Kihon Traditional Karate demonstrates the use of Jo Staff during the CanAm Tournament on 11 August 2018.
Photo by John Skinner.

Orange Belt Dave Quilan (L) lands a kick to the upper leg of his opponent Curtis Martineau during the CanAm Tournament on 11 August 2018.Photo by John Skinner.

Orange Belt Dave Quilan (L) lands a kick to the upper leg of his opponent Curtis Martineau during the CanAm Tournament on 11 August 2018.
Photo by John Skinner.

Blue Belt John Middleton (L) takes a kick from his opponent Monty Al Rabeeah during the CanAm Tournament at Kihon Karate on 11 August 2018.Photo by John Skinner.

Blue Belt John Middleton (L) takes a kick from his opponent Monty Al Rabeeah during the CanAm Tournament at Kihon Karate on 11 August 2018.
Photo by John Skinner.

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1 Comment on "CanAm Sparring At Empire Muscle"

  1. Thanx Ian for the great coverage and story on our CAN/AM Competition.
    You and your quality publication are welcome any time! OSU
    Shigan Norm Rivard

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