Loon Bay youth wins two gold medals at nationals
Loon Bay athlete wins big at nationals
He’s only been involved with karate for two years, but Sebastian Anstey is already mastering the art form.
The yellow belt Loon Bay youth attended the National Traditional Karate Federation national competition in Saskatoon, Sask., May 26, and won two gold medals in Kata and individual Kumite.
Sebastian is quite pleased with his recent accomplishment.
“I was going up against people who are higher rank than me, competing in the orange belt,” he said. “It makes me feel really good.”
Sebastian said he decided to get into martial arts as his father, Morris Anstey, was once a student of karate.
“That inspired me to try it for myself,” the 10-year-old said.
He’s been doing it ever since, even travelling to Grand Falls Windsor and Gander to study with karate sensei’s.
“It’s really fun, and it teaches discipline and self-control,” Sebastian said.
Wayne Lorenzen, his sensei at the Gander Shotokan Karate School, is quite pleased with his students results.
“Sebastian is a great karateka with a phenomenal attitude for training and development,” Lorenzen said. “He has a bright future.”
Ten-year-old Sebastian Anstey of Loon Bay recently attended the National Traditional Karate Federation’s national competition in Saskatoon and won two gold medals.