Karate Students Compete Internationally!
Wellington, FL, February 20-27, 2013: Three students from the Genbu-Kai Karate School traveled to Santa Ana, California to compete in the 42nd Annual Goodwill Championships. The students had the opportunity to participate in seminars, conducted by world recognized instructors in karate, kobudo (Okinawan weapons), and Batto (Japanese sword). The two day competition comprised of more than five-hundred competitors total, from all around the world including the US, Canada and Mexico. The students competed in kata (form), kumite (sparring), weapons kata and sparring, and sword kata and cutting. Ron Martin took 1st place in adult intermediate sparring, 2nd place in adult intermediate forms, and 3rd place in beginner adult sword kata divisions. Joshua Cammarata took 1st place in junior weapons kata, and 1st place in junior weapons sparring. This was Josh’s first time competing!
In addition to the learning and competition, three karate moms from Sensei Moore’s original school in Upstate New York, were invited to test for their 1st level adult black belt ranks. All three moms were originally spectators while their children, who are now all black belts themselves, took classes from Sensei Moore. Sensei Moore and his family moved to South Florida in 2003, and shortly thereafter, the moms became students themselves. CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL!
The three Florida students are from the Acreage, Wellington and West Palm Beach areas, and a great learning experience was had by all.
Pictured: First row kneeling (L. to R.) – Joshua Cammarata, Brent Bedwell (Genbu-Kai, FL). Second row (L. to R.) – Adam Segal (Genbu-Kai, GA), Mike Hritcko (black-belt student under Sensei Moore – Genbu-Kai Albany, NY), Diane Fitzpatrick, Sharon Mariani, Lou Ann Black (Genbu-Kai Syracuse, NY), Sensei Keith Moore, Ron Martin (Genbu-Kai, FL).
Genbu-Kai Karate is conveniently located in the Wellington Market Place Mall, for more information on the classes, please call 561.804.1002 or visit our website at www.floridagenbukai.com.