Purdy students strut their stuff

November 26, 2013   ·   0 Comments

Students at the Purdy Center performed well at the recent Guelph event. Shown are (front) Ezio Van Rooyen Laurini, Salma Vahle, Matteo Cericola, (2nd row)  Alberto Cuddemi, Salvatore Cuddemi, Claudio Cericola.

The Purdy Center for the Arts participated in the Guelph Open Shiai in Guelph Nov. 16.
It was a competitive day with more than 200 martial artists representing varying styles including Tae Kwon Do, Kung Fu, Kickboxing, and Karate. Sensei Blair Purdy, who is the head instructor at the PCFA, prepared 6 of his students who brought back two 1st place standings, four 2nd place standings and three 3rd place standings for a combined 9 honors for the day.
There were 16 divisions offered for the different ranks and ages including Kumite (sparring), Kata (forms) and Kobudo (weapons).
Salvatore Cuddemi, Kettleby, 1st Place, Kata; 2nd Place, Kumite.
Matteo Cericola, Kettleby, 1st Place, Kata; 2nd Place Kumite.
Claudio Cericola, Kettleby, 3rd Place, Kumite.
Salma Vahle, Schomberg, 2nd Place, Kata.
Alberto Cuddemi, Kettleby, 2nd Place, Kumite.
Ezio Van Rooyen Laurini, Schomberg, 3rd Place, Kumite; 3rd Place Kata.
The Purdy Center for the Arts is part of the Canadian Naha-Te GoJu Karate Association    ( and is proud to take part in the tournaments and seminars made available to the school.
Although Sensei Blair holds a Third Degree Black Belt in Goju Ryu Karate, he pushes his curriculum at the PCFA with the influences of Kung Fu, Boxing, and Mixed Martial Arts. The school is in its 10th year in King Township, and growing steadily.
For any information regarding classes please call 905.751.0812 or check the website



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