Facing The Challenges

 

The Academy of Kempo Martial Arts in Hamden was recently invited to participate in the Connecticut Kempo Invitational Martial Arts Tournament. The tournament took place in East Windsor Connecticut and had Participants from 8th Buta School of Kempo- Branford, Academy of Kempo – Hamden, Academy of Kempo – Trumbull, Evolution Karate – Glastonbury, Integrity Martial Arts – Enfield, Kai-Ming Martial Arts – New York, Martial Arts Training Center – Cheshire, Shaolin Kempo Academy – East Haven, and Twin Dragon Martial Arts – Wallingford. The Tournament was an all day event with a very positive message, ”winning is the growth that one gains in facing the challenges in life rather than hiding from them.”

The Academy of Kempo Martial Arts in Hamden had five students represent them in the tournament. These students ranged in age and in rank (levels of martial arts proficiency). Andrew Flamm a Junior Blue Belt Preteen entered in the self-maneuvers division winning second place and in the sparring division winning first place. Salvatore D'Angelo Jr. a Third Degree Junior Black Belt entered in the self-maneuvers division, sparring division, and katas division receiving an honorable mention for all three divisions. Carrie Meyer an Adult Second Degree Brown Belt entered in the self-maneuvers division winning first place, sparring division receiving an honorable mention, and katas division winning second place. Robert Blocker an Adult Orange Belt entered in the self-maneuvers division receiving an honorable mention, sparring division winning second place and katas division winning third place. Nicolas Restrepo an Adult Orange Belt entered in the self-maneuvers division winning first place, sparring division receiving an honorable mention, and katas division winning second place.

The students at the Academy of Kempo have found the true meaning of the Martial Arts, which is a dedication to excellence in all areas of life. For more photos you can visit the Academy of Kempo on line at www.academyofkempo.com.

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