This past Saturday June 21, 2014 a team of 11 students from Victory Martial Arts - Traditional Okinawan Karate School competed in a local martial arts competition and made a very impressive showing; dominating nearly all of their divisions and bringing home multiple top 3 awards. In addition, Josie G. and Sempai Connor both brought home triple crowns and competed against each other in the final round where Josie took the title of grand champion! Congratulations on your first Grand Champion title Josie!
Congratulations to ALL of our students to attended the event; it takes courage to compete. You represented our school well and Sensei is very proud of all of you for your effort and hard work!
Keep it up team, our school will once again host the USKA Oregon State Martial Arts Championships on October 18, 2014 at Cascade Middle School here in beautiful Bend, OR. Having the opportunity to compete at smaller tournaments (like the one held this past Saturday) are a great way to practice your tournament etiquette for bigger or more prestigious events. Opportunities like that also allow you to display your ability to adapt to the rules of any event (or if you're looking at the bigger picture here: they allow you to learn to adapt to any situation), while maintaining excellent self control, body awareness, focus, targeting and power!
Congratulations to all of our awesome students who participated in our last rank test, held on Wednesday June 11, 2014. In all, we had 24 students who braved the two hour long test' and achieved their next rank; completing one more step towards achieving their black belt! Keep up the hard work!