The first annual Summer Smash is in the books, and team Kumite had an impressive showing at the tournament. Sensei Bill Viola was the head referee and Sensei Ali, Billy and Dom were coordinators.
Billy Leader wins the adult black belt Grand Championship with Gojushihosho proving he is not just a national sparring champion but a well rounded martial artist.
Dominic Leader won the black belt sparring championship while his brother Billy took home the top honors in traditional kata. Cameron Klos won the Jr. Black Belt Sparring title casino jameshallison and Rachel Bartuska took home the advanced grand championship. The team dominiated the kids sparring divisions, and young Brady Johnson had a standout performance winning the 7-8 division. Congrats to everyone who attended. Hope Chase, Bridgid Chase, and Bess Chase aka the Chase sisters all took first places in the Jr. Black Belt divisions. Special thanks to Ron and Diane Cain for serving has head coordinators, and all our NBL friends who were in attendance to support the event.
Congratulations to White Viper and Peter Chase and Bridgid Chase for hosting a fun and organized competition.