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Andalusia Isshinryu has strong showing

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Andalusia Isshinryu Karate members traveled to Montgomery recently to compete in the USYKA Kumite Challenge Karate tournament, and came away with a strong showing, including six first place finishes.

The nine members of Andalusia Isshinryu Karate participated in the Kumite (fighting) only tournament could compete in point and/or full contact fighting for their divisions for their age and belt rank.

Results of the entire team are as follows:

Dalton Spears finished first in brown belt fighting and second place in brown belt full contact.

Landon Caldwell had first place finishes in both brown belt fighting and brown belt full contact.

Kila Owens picked up a first place finish in black/brown belt full contact, and fourth in brown belt point fighting.

Taj Patel got a second place finish in black belt point fighting and third place in black belt full contact.

Konnor Owens finished in first place in green belt point fighting, and third place in intermediate full contact.

Nathanel Walker was the top finisher in the adult brown belt point fighting event, and second place in black/brown belt semi-ko.

Dixon Fite picked up a second place finish in his division for green belt point fighting.

Tyler Martin also picked up a second place finish in his division for green belt point fighting, and last but not least Phillip Martin picked up a third place finish in black belt point fighting.

On the same day as the Montgomery tournament, another member of Andalusia Isshinryu Karate, Ethan Henderson, competed in the Florida Sunshine Classic tournament held in Panama City Beach, Fla.

In the Florida tournament, Henderson racked up a first place finish in yellow belt fighting and second place in yellow belt form.

Andalusia Isshinryu Karate offers instruction in traditional Okinawan Karate for the entire family, with classes taught by Mark Rudd. For more information, stop by the school beside USA Gym, or call 488-3104.