50th KI ,National Championship

November 10, 2019 7:05 PM | James Stuber (Administrator)

On November 9,2019 over 150 people gathered to watch or complete at the Karate Institute of America National Tournament in Eastlake Ohio .Students and instructors came from Ohio , Michigan, Florida,Missouri,and California. One group of competitors from KI Tang Soo Do ,even came to the event after being at a 5 day tournament in New York . They drove over night and arrived about 2:30 in the morning  settled in their hotel and arrived on time to compete at the event by 9:30 am.

Many in attendance came to compete The tournament began with team fighting followed by Black belt forms and Black Belt weapons form. Jesse Corpus from Kajukenbo  took 1st place honors in the one Black Belt forms division while the other Black belt division winner was Josh Peters from KI Kajukenpo.

Black Belt weapons winners were Marvin Manalo and James Stuber.

The highlight of the tournament was black belt fighting while it was intense the black belts showed excellent control throughout the matches It was fast and hard fought. In the end the Black Belt Women's division winner was Savannah Garcia from KI Tang Soo Do and the men's division winner was Josh Peters.

All the divisions throughout the day were exciting to watch right down to the 5-6 year old division.

Congratulations  to all competitors Tournament results will be posted by 11/16/19 on the site.

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