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Local Athletes At World Kickboxing In Turkey

Grey Bruce | by Robyn Garvey  

Team Canada includes three locals who are in Antalya Turkey competing in the World Championships.

Grey Bruce is well represented on the kickboxing world stage this week.

Team Canada includes three locals who are in Antalya Turkey competing in the World Kickboxing Championships.

Three members of Hanover's Golden Tiger martial arts school are eager to put their kickboxing skills to the test as they compete in the World Kickboxing Championships this week in Turkey.

All three were drafted to Team Canada after they were discovered during nationals in both Niagara Falls and Quebec.

For Terry Sulkye who is not only a Team Canada participant, but also the owner and trainer of Golden Tiger, says he is very excited about the week ahead.

He says Team Canada is made up of kickboxers from across the nation including Toronto, B.C. and Newfoundland.

To have three members of Team Canada from Grey and Bruce says Sulkye is pretty amazing.

For Sulkye this is his first World competition, his daughter however Shalyn Sulkye became the first Canadian to ever win a World Kickboxing title in 2010 in Serbia at the age of 16.

19-year-old Danny Richardson is also very excited to compete on the world stage.

The Hanover teen and Georgian College Health Science student (Owen Sound) has been training for this since he was a child, calling this the most exciting thing he has ever taken on.

For former British Sergeant and current Cargill resident Tom Calvert, it a great honour to represent Canada especially considering the fact he originally hails from England.

Calvert who served 15 years in the British Military boasts two back to back Canadian national titles and calls it  a once in a lifetime opportunity that he plans to grasp with both hands.

The World Kickboxing Championship hosted by WAKO (World Association of Kickboxing Organizationd) runs till December 1st and includes: Full Contact, Point Fighting, Kick Light and Forms.

(Sulkye and Richardson are from Hanover and Calvert is from Cargill)


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