Nutmeg State Nationals

Keith, David and I just came back from an exciting tounament put on by Bashta’s Martial Arts called the Nutmeg State Nationals.  It was a very well run tournament with a large and highly competitive group of martial artists, particularly those in the continuous contact divisions.

Keith and I took second in our continuous contact weight divisions.  David won second in continuous, second in kata and first in weapons kata.   We would like to thank all the nice people we met there and greatly look forward to participating again next year.

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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.

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