On Saturday October 31st, 2015, 15 students from our dojo participated in a local tournament hosted by Sensei Basil Damianos of Holy Cross Goju Ryu Academy. All students were registered and participated in 2 events, kata and kumite. Those 15 students include:
- Dave Griffen (White), 2nd & 2nd
- Tyler Ndlovu (White), 2nd & 3rd
- Danaya Coleby (Yellow), 3rd & 3rd
- Khaden Johnson (Orange), 1st & 1st
- Jaden Bethel (Orange), 2nd & 2nd
- Alexander Butler (Green), 3rd & 3rd
- Chianna Diggiss (Green), 1st & 1st
- Robyn Evans (Green), 1st & 3rd
- Aiden Johnson (Blue), 2nd in kata
- Alexander Turner (Blue), 3rd & 3rd
- Charles William Diggis (Red), 3rd & 1st
- Duran Rolle (Red)
- Jadyn Munnings (Brown), 1st & 2nd
- William Knowles Brown, 3rd & 1st
- Nathaniel Woodside (Black), 1st & 1st
I want to thank Sensei Evans for accompanying the students to this event. Without him, our participation would not have been possible.
Please join me in Congratulating these 15 students for doing such a wonderful job representing our school so well. I have since been contacted via social media by judges and scorekeepers from this event commending our students for their mature and organized behavior in public. This makes me very proud to know that our students conducted themselves accordingly. I understand the team spirit was very strong but was kept in order. The parental support was very strong and the coaching was unbelievably awesome.
I want to thank those parents who supported this event and ask for your continued support for future events.
To those students who like myself were unable to attend and participate, please know the dojo intends on putting on a similar tournament in the near future which will accommodate all.
Best Regards to our 15 champions. We certainly have something to celebrate!!!!
Sensei Chinyere Ijeoma-Chukwuka
N. P. Martial Arts & Fitness Centre
#1 Shirley Plaza
P. O. Box N-4144