This past Saturday our school took part in a regional tournament in Santa Rosa. Even though there were hundreds of competitors and dozens of divisions, our students managed to place in almost every one of their rings. We are so proud of them and all their hard work.
In addition to the students pictured above, we'd like to congratulate Alex Guthrie (1st degree black belt), AJ (1st degree black belt) and Angelo Hibbert (State Champion for 2016 and a red belt) who placed 1st in both traditional sparring and combat weapons sparring, and Catia Claburn (3rd degree black belt) who placed 1st in sparring. As a funny side note, Catia has been training with us since she was 4 years old, and she has finally stopped apologizing to people when she kicks them in the head--she is the sweetest sparring champ ever!
The next tournament in our region is on November 15, and it too is in Santa Rosa. We hope to see many more of our students compete!