Andalusia Isshinryu nets big wins
Published 12:05 am Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Students of Andalusia Isshinryu Karate made a strong showing at the recent USYKA Ryuken Classic Karate tournament in Montgomery.
The 17 Andalusia Isshinryu students competed in weapons, forms and fighting for their age and belt rank.
During the strong showing, the Andalusia students racked up 14 first place finishes.
Allen Butler grabbed first place finishes in the men’s black belt weapons and kata.
Phillip Martin finished third in men’s black belt kata and light weight black belt fighting. Martin was fourth in men’s black belt weapons.
Taj Patel finished first in black belt fighting and third in black belt weapons and kata.
Dalton Spears finished first in black belt fighting.
Landon Caldwell picked up first place finishes in both brown belt weapons and kata. Caldwell was third in brown belt fighting.
Kaylin Fite earned first place honors in yellow belt fighting and third place in yellow belt kata.
Ethan Henderson grabbed a first place finish in green belt fighting.
Kila Owens garnered the first place trophy in brown belt fighting and finished third in brown belt kata.
Konnor Owens took first place in brown belt fighting, second place in brown belt kata and third place in brown belt weapons.
Nathan Walker picked up a pair of first place finishes in brown belt weapons and kata. Walker finished second in brown belt fighting.
Keith Tankersley picked up a first place finish in brown belt fighting and second place finishes in brown belt weapons and kata.
Cameron Tankersley earned a first place trophy in brown belt kata, third place in brown belting fighting and fourth place in brown belt weapons.
Dalton Templeton finished fourth in brown belt fighting.
Andalusia Isshinryu offers instruction in traditional Okinawan Karate for the entire family.
Classes are taught by Mark Rudd.
For more information, stop by the school located beside USA Gym, or call Rudd at 488-3104.