As a part of Benoits Martial Arts Xtreme Team, Ethan won his first kata match 5-0 against another Canadian competitor. He lost his second match to the eventual silver medallist from South Africa.
Ethan lost his first sparring bout to the eventual bronze-medal winner, also from South Africa.
“Although Ethan did not place in the top three at the tournament, his dojo is very proud of his strong showing at an international event,” said a press release.
This was the first time Ethan competed at this level of tournament, although he has been competing at the regional and provincial level for more than one year as a member of the Benoits Martial Arts Xtreme team. He has been studying karate for three years under Shihan Don Benoit and Sensei Donna Benoit.
In addition to Canada and South Africa, other countries that were invited to the tournament were New Zeland, Australia and India.
For more on the tournament, visit www.karatecommonwealth2013.com.