Marchuk crowned Weapons Grand Champion

Nick Marchuk of Sylvan Lake area was crowned Weapons Grand Champion at the World Martial Peace Games in Telford England August 17-19.

Nick Marchuk of Sylvan Lake area was crowned Weapons Grand Champion at the World Martial Peace Games in Telford England August 17-19.

Nick earned a coveted championship ring by winning the super grand championship event after advancing by winning gold in the black belt traditional and musical weapons divisions.

He took gold for Canada in the Sport Ju Jitsu, grappling, and self defense divisions. He also won silver medals in bladed weapons, Chinese forms, Korean forms, and 15-17 year point sparring as well as a bronze in Japanese forms.

His standings earned Nick the honour of performing his self-defense demonstration and his weapons routine at the closing ceremonies of the games.

Tori Marchuk was tops in the U9 beginner category, taking four gold in Japanese forms, musical forms, team forms, and point sparring.

Brother Jack Marchuk competed in the 10-13 year old advanced division earning two gold in musical weapons and team forms and two silver in wooden weapons and point sparring.

The group also competed at the World Martial Arts games in Bregenz, Austria on August 10-12. Nick brought home three gold, five silver, and two bronze from the event and Tori earned one gold, three silver and one bronze. Jack won gold in the advanced boys point sparring and weapons divisions as well as two silver in musical weapons, Japanese forms and one bronze in Korean forms.

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