Its Spooktacular

Team Kumite had a spooktacular time at Christine Fisher’s annual karate tournament in Millersburg, Ohio. We represented with 30 competitors and brought home big wins in almost every division. Matt Morrow started off the day winning the 6- boys sparring division with his first big win at an NBL tournament. All of the Norwin Ninjas showed courage and gave 100% in their first travel team event. Cameron Klos won 4 straight matches to win first place in his point fighting in a very competitive group. ¬†Gabe Anthony also dominated his division for a big first place win. The team did great in kata as well with Marie Mosa pulling in first place with her Bassai Dai. We are very proud of the heart and intensity that each and every team¬†member¬†showed in the¬†continuous¬†sparring divisions. ¬†Bess Chase and Sara Russell put on a great show as the final two standing in the younger girls¬†continuous¬†division while sisters Hope and Bridget took top honors in the older girls group. The Chase sisters brought home a ton of hardware earning some very important points towards The NBL Supergrands. Liz made her¬†first¬†appearance¬†in a black belt division and won her¬†first¬†match in a¬†slug fest¬† ¬†Highlights also included Sara Russell defending her “most spooktacular” costume ¬†(plus big¬†first¬†place win in sparring) and Rachel Bartuska winning funniest costume.

Thanks to all the parents who took time to support their kids at the competition.¬†The event is the final¬†tournament¬†of the year for the NBL National Black Belt League’s¬†Tecumseh¬†conference which included Bill Viola’s Kumite Classic in Pittsburgh and Connell Loveless’s North American Karate International NAIKC in Michigan. Next stop the Christmas Kumite on Dec. 16th in White Oak.