Valerie Doyon of Campbell River Shito Ryu competed at the Canadian National Championships
this January 17 and18th in Richmond BC. Valerie competed in the girls 16-17 -59 kg kumite division and had 5 fights. She finished with a silver medal.
Valerie is a very motivated student who works hard every night. She does about 20 hours a week of training on her own and in the dojo.
Valerie first came to the dojo when she was 8 years old, and has put in many hours of training to be able to compete at this level. In our country and province a person must first place in the top 4 in their regional playoffs, then top 4 in their province to be a member of the provincial team, then top two at the final selection tournament to be eligible for the national
championships. We are very proud of Valerie and her accomplishments this season so far.
(from the Campbell River dojo)