Sensei Carmel Rouhani is pleased to announce that three members of the Fusion Martial Arts competitive team competed at the World Kickboxing and Karate Council (WKC) Canadian National Championships in Montreal May 18 - 20, 2012. River McCubbin (10), Makayla Denommee (11), and Rhane Daly Stevens (10) represented Fusion Martial Arts and North Bay at the competition.
Makayla Denommee and Rhane Daly Stevens earned spots on the Canadian national team and will compete at the WKC world championships being held in Montreal, October 2nd to 7th. Denommee qualified in the point-sparring division finishing 2nd and earning a silver medal in the under 12 girls' 45 kg division and Daly Stevens qualified in the continuous sparring division finishing 3rd and earning a bronze medal in the under 12 boys' 35 kg division.
To get to the WKC National Championships, the competitors had to advance through regional qualifiers earlier this year. All 3 competitors qualified for the under 12 point-sparring/speed fighting event in their respective weight categories. In addition River McCubbin qualified for the boys under 12 "Traditional Weapons", and Rhane Daly Stevens qualified for the boys under 12 continuous sparring event.
This is the second time Denommee and Daly Stevens will join the 100-plus members of Team Canada in facing competition from around the world. Denommee brought home a silver medal in her first-ever world karate championship held last year held in Cadiz, Spain. The competitors are looking forward to representing Canada and competing on their home turf.
This was the first national competition for River McCubbin. The meet provided a venue for McCubbin to compete against top Canadian athletes from across the country.