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White Tiger Taekwondo turns in stellar performance in Kelowna

White Tiger Taekwondo scores club-best medal haul as 15 students lay claim to 46 medals at Kelowna martial arts tournament

White Tiger Taekwondo returned from Kelowna following the weekend of April 10, having scored one of the club’s all-time best tournament performances.

In total, the club laid claim to 46 medals, including 13 gold, 15 silver and 18 bronze.

“We had many students who won multiple medals,” said Master Steve Desjardin. “As a group, we brought home 46 medals. It was a great showing for our club.”

White Tiger Taekwondo had 15 students compete in a variety of events, including poomsae, sparring, high front kick, flying side kick, weapons, power break and team forms.

Master Desjardin was not only pleased with the performance of his students, but also with the sportsmanship and competitive spirit they displayed in the process.

Poomsae is the traditional form of taekwondo, while sparring is full-contact fighting.

High front kick competition challenges athletes to kick a target, while a flying side kick sees students leap sideways to cover as much distance as possible.

Weapons competition challenges students to complete traditional martial arts weapon formations.

Power break is the classic competition of breaking boards, while team form is simply poomsae but in synchronization with a teammate.

White Tiger Taekwondo teaches traditional martial arts, with Master Desjardin bringing more than 30 years of experience.