47th KI National Tournament

November 07, 2016 6:35 AM | James Stuber (Administrator)

The nationals started with Black belt weapons and forms.

The weapons competition showed the skills of the black belts with Bo staffs and the Sais this year. Many times we see Sword, Kali sticks, Three sectional staffs, but i do not think it mattered as each competitor performed they were greeted with applause from the audience. In black belt weapons for the first time was James Hosmer the Newest KI Black Belt . James performed well and finished with a 2nd Place.

Black belt kata had ten competitors line up with with one being Grand Master Corpus who taught the seminar Friday night.  The competition was very close as .01 of a point separated four of the ten in scoring.  The honor of first place went to Grand Master Corpus who did an outstanding crisp and spirited kata.It was a pleasure to see in person.

The competition throughout the day was hard and spirited a dozen adults lined up next for weapons. I would like to think they were pumped up by the black belts performance as I saw many in the adult weapons perform like I have seen them do before. Adam Kreigh took first place honor.

Junior Weapons saw Vincent Koludrovich take first place honor against ten other competitors. Great job by all.

The tournament saw many in the first competition and they were aided by the more experienced competitors throughout the day. Seeing the students helping each other throughout the day loaning sparring gear to one another  helping get geared up or just encouraging each other made me proud of all of them. I just wanted everyone to know the sportsmanship and friendship that took place on Saturday at the KI event.

The tournament ended with black belt fighting which saw Josh Peters taking 1st place honors followed by James Hosmer , Dave Wolff and Dan confer. Great job by all who competed Saturday. 

Quick note Josh Peters is responsible for James Hosmer being ready to test this weekend . those 7am Sunday workouts and 6 am weekday workouts paid off for Sensei Hosmer.

Keep training.


See tournament result post for complete results.

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