Our News - Digital Wyzdom sponsors martial arts team to compete in Belarus
TORONTO, ON – June 1, 2012 – Digital Wyzdom is sponsoring an amateur martial arts team from the Tsunami Club, based in Richmond Hill, Ontario, to be able to compete at the World Sambo Championship (men’s and women’s divisions) in Minsk, Belarus on November 9 to 11, 2012.
Tsunami Club specializes in several styles of martial arts including Karate, Judo, Jiu-Jitsu, and Sambo. Sambo is a Russian martial art and combat sport. The word “SAMBO” is an acronym for SAMooborona Bez Oruzhiya, which literally translates as “self-defense without weapons.”
President Daniel Tobok said the Digital Wyzdom is sponsoring the Sambo team for several reasons. “First, I believe in the value of sport. Sport is a great way to keep young people busy and out of trouble. And international sport competitions have an added benefit of fostering greater understanding among different cultures,” said Tobok, who has been an avid boxer for 25 years.
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“Second, I believe in giving back to the community. The martial arts team is a good cause and I especially like knowing that our sponsorship will make a difference to the people in our community. If it weren’t for sponsorships, some of the youth at the club would never have a chance to compete internationally,” said Tobok.
“Third, I like the spiritual aspect of the defense Arts. At a time when bullying is such a looming issue among teens and pre-teens all across North America, the martial arts are a great way to build self-esteem. You build self-esteem through sport and inner strength, not by bullying others,” said Tobok.