Dual First Place Finishes at New England Open

David Chan and I went down to compete at the New England Open yesterday and had a great time.  There was a very large turnout and it was interesting to meet people from other organizations.  The best part of the day was this:

1st place

David took first place in kata and I in sparring.  On the drive to the tournament David was was very serious about both of us winning first place.  The desire to do his best really came through as he nailed a perfect Seisan.  I did well against my opponent in continuous contact sparring and feel our training at IOK was great preparation.

Here’s a photo of David.

david smiling with trophy

To celebrate and continue the theme we had sushi afterwards.  Overall it was a great experience and we’re happy to bring home a couple of wins for IOK.

David’s 1st Place Kata.

Eric’s Sparring Match.