The memories of competing at World Martial Arts Organization’s World Championships in Portugal will last a lifetime for Martial Arts Canada teens Logan Brown and Jaxon Hillner – for all the right reasons.
The two Tillsonburg martial artists had qualified for the Albufeira championships through a tournament in Milton four months earlier.
Brown competed last September in kata, weapons and point sparring, and together with Hillner did a team demonstration.
“In kata, I was second… weapons, I got first… point sparring, second… and team demo, we got second.”
Hillner competed in point sparring, continuous sparring, and team demo.
“Third in point sparring,” said Hillner, “and in team demo we got second.”
“I felt like I did my kata very well,” said Brown. “For both my divisions, I was the first one up – so they had to see my first before they saw everyone else.
“It was alphabetical – Brown’s a good name to have,” he laughed.