Master Viani’s pupils to strut martial-arts stuff

Members of Master Viani’s Tiger Martial Arts are inviting Kamloopsians to watch a display of martial-arts excellence inside the Thompson Rivers University Gym on Saturday. Nov. 24.

The action gets underway at 6 p.m.

Two graduating fourth-degree black belts— 59-year-old Rick Vowles and 48-year-old Lori Hamer-Jackson — and four graduating third-degree black belts —  Carmine Carpino, Jacob Reiser, Corey Lanouette and Jeremy Sale — will headline the event.

Keisha McRae and Matteo Viani are the graduating second-degree black belts and Jason Flatt, Lance Martin, Ty Bekkering, Liam Applegath and Justin Lewis are first-degree black belts.

Jeremy Setzer, Jenny McKay, Cain Aspen, Jaxon Bekkering and Colton Webster are graduating to apprentice black belts.

Martial-arts forms, kicking and punching skills, self-defence technique, board-breaking, weapons use and brick-breaking will be on display.

Hamer-Jackson will attempt to break her own record by splitting four concrete slabs.

Teuk-gong moo sul, taekwondo, hapkido, kickboxing, jiu-jitsu and weapons training are among the disciplines taught at Master Viani’s.


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