Pride Gym kicked it up a notch at the 2016 Tiger Balm Internationals with its martial artists taking home a major medal haul. Back Row from left:  Glen Kalesniko (Coach)

Pride Gym kicked it up a notch at the 2016 Tiger Balm Internationals with its martial artists taking home a major medal haul. Back Row from left:  Glen Kalesniko (Coach)

Pride Gym success at Tiger Balm

Pride Gym athletes returned home from the 2016 Tiger Balm International martial arts tournament with more medals than ever.

Pride Gym athletes travelled to North Vancouver last week to compete in the 2016 Tiger Balm International martial arts tournament and returned home with more medals than ever.

The Tiger Balm competition is an annual event that features several martial arts disciplines divided into specific categories dependent on age, weight class, and experience or belt level.

In the youth San Shou division Eric Buckley won gold, and Kyle McCormick and Isaak Champagne earned silver in their respective divisions. In adults San Shou division Stewart Cook captured gold, Brandon Krumm won silver, and Gilbert Champagne took home a bronze medal.

In the Lei Tai division, Buckley won his second gold medal, while McCormick won silver. Isaak Champagne captured gold and Nadine Gerein and Ammon Champagne won silver. Cook meanwhile claimed his second gold medal and Krumm won silver in the adult category. In the Jiu Jitsu division, Noah Champagne took home a silver medal.