Canada Scores Big at World Games

September 9, 2013 Bregenz, Austria - The Canadian National Martial Arts Association is pleased to announce that Team Canada 2013 represented by members from BC, Alberta and Saskatchewan accumulated a total of 37 medals comprised of 15 Gold, 18 Silver and 4 Bronze at the 7th World Martial Arts Games in Bregenz, Austria.   Leading Canada was Justin Jubinville-Mah of Victoria with 8 Gold medals and Rachel Hamilton with  3 Gold and 3 Silver medals.  In addition, the Canadian entry into the women's Team Sparring competition made up entirely  of members of Vilcu's Karate Klub in Estevan, Saskatchewan placed 2nd behind Austria, but ahead of Great Britain and Germany.  Individual Standings are as follows:

MEDAL STANDINGS                               










Jubinville-Mah, Justin 8     8
Hamilton, Rachel                   3 3   6
Laramie, Taryn 2 5
Hogg, Michelle     3
Becorcik, Dena   2  1 3
Vilcu, Billy 1   2
Morrison, James 1   2
Stefan, Andrei   2   2
Teeple, Theresa   2   2
Liu, Victoria   1 2
Laramie, Edward   1   1
Team Sparring   1   1
TOTAL 15 18 4 37


Placing 4th in several categories but just short to place for medals was George Kingdon of Estevan.   Congratulations to everyone!

The next event will be the 1st TAFISA World Martial Arts Games in Richmond, BC September 3 to 7, 2014.