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Martial arts athletes win big in Ireland

19 medals at World Karate Championships

Bottom row, l-r: Sheina Balaswit & Kyle Dalandan. Middle row, l-r: Jayzelle Policarpio, Lee Angela Igne, Lynn Igne, Mia Dalandan & Liane Dalandan. Top row, l-r: Sedrich Balaswit, Jeddriel Florendo, Mark Soriano, Amiel De Villa & Red Jr. Igne. Photo courtesy of Kelly Legaspi

Twelve martial arts athletes from the Winnipeg Sikaran Arnis Academy (WSAA) brought home seven gold, four silver, and eight bronze medals from the World Karate Championships held in Ireland from October 8 to 13, 2022.

These 12 young athletes of WSAA trained hard to become members of the Canadian National Martial Arts Team/Team Canada 2022.