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"A family friendly fitness facility that offers karate and fitness (cardio kickboxing) training by Karate World Champion Instructors."

Guelph Family Martial Arts Located at: 340 Woodlawn Road West, Guelph, Ontario, N1H 7K6 _ Tel: (519) 341-0550 _ Web:

661 - 12/14/2019 9:48:52 AM  

GFMA Team Wins 10 Provincial Titles
Guelph Family Martial Arts Competition Team travelled to the WAKO Provincial Championships this past weekend in Toronto

[In photo (L - R) Feng Lee, Cole Cardo Lindsay, Xavier Pittman, Kadin Tran, Master Nathan Skoufis, Master Sophie Skoufis, Allan Scott, Erin Grant and Rob Pisciuneri]

For Immediate Release - December11, 2019

The World Association of Kickboxing Organization event drew top competitors throughout the province. Bringing 10x Provincial Titles and 14 Top Three Finishes back to Guelph. 

The GFMA Team had:
• TEN 1st Place Finishes
• FOUR 3rd Place Finishes

The team is coached by Master Nathan Skoufis and Master Sophie Skoufis, the area’s most well-known instructors and multiple time world champions and owners of Guelph Family Martial Arts and Guelph Fitness Kickboxing.

Head Instructor and Team Coach Nathan Skoufis said “It was a really special event as we had many competitors that this was there first ever provincial tournament but they all did such a great job. They all trained hard for this event, they have all now qualified for the WAKO National Championships that will be happening next year. Competing is a great outlet as it provides goal setting and helps develop life skills including self confidence and perseverance among many others.” 

Master Nathan Skoufis is a 16x World Champion, 5th degree black belt, Member of Team Canada and has worked with UFC Fighters and Olympians. 

Master Sophie Skoufis is a Multiple Time World Champion, 5th Degree Black Belt, Member of Team Canada and experienced Sparring Coach and mentor.

Results were as follows:

Kadin Tran - Gold Kata and Gold Sparring

Xavier Pittman - Gold Sparring and Bronze Kata

Allan Scott - Gold Sparring

Cole Cardo Lindsay - Gold Kata and Bronze Sparring

Rob Pisciuneri - Gold Sparring

Feng Lee - Bronze weapons, and Bronze kata and Gold sparring

Erin Grant - Gold Kata, Gold Weapons and Gold Sparring

With this victory the competitors will now be seeded for the WAKO 2020 National Championships in Niagara Falls. The team will next be in action at the WAKO Regional Martial Arts Championships. WAKO is recognized by the International Olympic Committee. 

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Guelph Family Martial Arts (GFMA) is a family friendly fitness facility that offers karate and fitness (cardio kickboxing) training by Karate World Champion Instructors. Our classes are for everyone and every level of physical fitness, so you and your family can be sure you will feel comfortable in our program. Kids programs start as young as age 3 and provide a fantastic base for your child's overall development.

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