This weekend hundreds of Taekwon-Do competitors will descend on Smithers for the Provincial Taekwon-Do Championships at SSS.
Taekwon-Do has always been a growing sport in Canada and now for the first time the event will be held in the heart of the central interior.
“I believe that this is the first time that the provincials have been awarded to a town so far north west,” said Fred Hudson, coach for Harmony Taekwon-Do.
“It is a great opportunity to showcase our community and I would like to thank all of the local businesses for their support.”
Competitors will have the chance to compete in a number of different disciplines from patterns to sparring to power breaking.
With over 112 athletes, ranging from 5-49 in age Smithers is a bit of a hub for Martial Arts and this years event promises to be full of excitement and action.
“Everyone does Taekwon-Do for different reasons,” said Hudson.
“I enjoy it all. I love teaching and I know that my assistant instructors do as well. At our club, “we train to fight, so that we don’t have to”.