Smithers hosts provincial Taekwon-Do

This weekend hundreds of Taekwon-Do competitors will descend on Smithers for the Provincial Taekwon-Do Championships at SSS.

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”.


Just Posted

Lake Babine Nation biomass project shelved

Lake Babine Nation will focus on other projects after phase grant funding denied.

Site C dam goes ahead, cost estimate now up to $10.7 billion

Premier John Horgan says Christy Clark left him no other choice

12,000 sq ft Arts & Culture Centre study approved

Consultant calculation puts cost of Centre with only library and art gallery at $6.9 million.

Hamper program helps feed families through the Christmas season

Donations for the Christmas Hamper program are being taken now until Dec. 21.

Gryphons take on top teams

Smithers Gryphons girls basketball team off and running last weekend as they headed to Abbottsford.

VIDEO: New series takes in-depth look at sexual harassment in B.C.

Black Press takes a hard look at sexual harassment in B.C.

B.C. teacher suspended after explicit images projected to class

Jeffrey Rohin Muthanna had been viewing porn on a school laptop for two years

Man who pledged to give B.C. hockey team millions charged with fraud

Mike Gould has since repaid $8,000 he allegedly owed Cranbrook restaurant, owner says

Strong economy fuels housing sales in B.C.: report

Economist says demand for houses is being supported by a large number of millennials entering the market

Tequila, hammers and knives: what not to bring on an airplane

Vancouver International Airport staff provide tips on travelling during the holidays

New fighter-jet competition to have national ‘economic interest’ requirement

Trudeau government wants to replace Canada’s aging CF-18s with 88 new fighters by as early as 2025

The top-binged shows on Netflix in 2017

Which show did you cheat on your spouse with by watching ahead?

B.C. polygamous leader argues charge should be dropped in charter challenge

Winston Blackmore argues some of the evidence shouldn’t be used against him

LETTER: Proportional representation makes votes count

Fair Vote Canada representative responds to Tom Fletcher column

Most Read