Toshi Uchiage continued his dominance at the recent Canadian Karate Championships in Toronto.
The Steveston Karate Club member captured his 11th straight national title. The 27-year-old established a new record when he captured his fourth consecutive championship back in 2005. He hasn't looked back since. Uchiage also won five straight titles at the junior level, after making his debut at nationals when he was 16.
His victory also makes it 21 consecutive years a Steveston member has won a national title.
His sister, Sumi Uchiage, added to the medal haul by capturing bronze with a decisive 5-0 victory in her match. She earlier was edged 3-2 in the semi-finals.
Seiya Takeuchi also took home bronze in the men's U21 Kata Division. He too rolled to a 5-0 victory after a close semi-final loss.l
Seiya Takeuchi, Brandon Wilson and Roshan Kumar also represented B.C. in the Kumite Divisions. All three fought very well, coming close to a medal.
Toshi and Sumi will be joined by their sister Hidemi, who lives in Calgary, to compete at this month's North American Cup in Mexico. They also will be heading to the Senior Pan American Karate Championships in Argentina in May as members of the senior national team.
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