Who’s The Champion?

Pictured are some of the children who participated in the children division. (L – R): Lenny Stevenson, Mitchell Stevenson Jr., the Grand Champion of the Summer 2007 for the Children’s Division – Tyler Ronne, Jonandrew Ochoa, and Alexavier Lyons.

 

Hamden: The Academy of Kempo Martial Arts in Hamden held its fifth annual Champion of the Week Tournament. The tournament was an eight-week program that started on July 1, 2007 and ended August 25, 2007. At this tournament the competitors had to demonstrate their self-defense concepts within their sparring techniques. This tournament was designed for the students to be able to break the barrier between the sport end of the Martial Arts and reality. Though any competition that has any rules or regulations is not true reality, this type of sparring helps the students get closer to reality without injuries. The competitors sparred each other in a weekly tournament class; within this tournament class the competitor had to successfully carry out that weeks’ self-defense concept. At the end of each tournament class there was one Champion for that week. That Champion was awarded a trophy for being that weeks’ tournament Champion, but to be able to keep the title of Champion and the trophy the competitor had to successfully defend his\her title at the following weeks’ tournament class. At the end of the eight weeks the person who won the most Championship bouts was honored with the title of Grand Champion of the Summer 2007.

 

There were three divisions, the children’s division, the beginner adults and junior adults division, and the advanced adults division. In the children’s division Matthew Tomlin (from Hamden) was one time Champion, Jonandrew Ochoa (from Hamden) was one time Champion and Tyler Ronne (from Woodbridge) was five time Champion, earning the title of Grand Champion of the Summer 2007. In the beginner adults and junior adults division Amy Decker (from Hamden) was one time Champion and Arthur Battle (from Hamden) was seven time Champion earning the title of Grand Champion of the Summer 2007. In the advanced adults division Steve Couzzo (from East Haven) was a five time Champion, earning the title of Grand Champion of the Summer 2007.

 

During any competition, winning is truly measure by how much someone learns from the experience as in any life lesson. Congratulations to all who participated and became better for it. You can find more pictures and information on the concepts used in this tournament at www.academyofkempo.com.

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