Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Shinpu-Ren Karate Students Bring Home the Gold

Nine National Champion Titles returned home with the seven students and three instructors of Shinpu-Ren Family Karate. The USKA National Karate Championships are held each year in Albuquerque New Mexico. The best of the Nation come together to compete and attend seminars for three days. With multiple events and divisions, past National Champions, current Regional, and State Champions compete against each other until late in the evening. Nationals are by invitation only, and only the top three in the states are eligible to compete. Many of this years divisions had up to 30 competitors looking to capture the National Title. This year students and instructors from Shinpu-Ren Family Karate brought home nine of the coveted Titles. This Years team competed in Forms (Kata), Point Sparring (Kumite), Full Contact point sparring (Koshiki), Weapons (Kobudo), Team Sparring, and Sport Kenjutsu (Chambarra). Seven year old Ceily Plucinsky triple crowned by bringing home three titles of her own. Sensei Travis Roach captured two Titles. Overall the ten competitors returned home with 28 top 4 wins. The students and instructors would especially like to thank their many generous sponsors who helped them accomplish their goals this year. We are especially grateful to Kiwanis, National Bank, Antelope Lanes, Fry’s and the many people who stopped by the yard sale, got their cars washed, or sponsored the Kick-A-Thon.

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