Years pass fast and on October 24th the PMA celebrates its 38th founding anniversary. Much of the celebrations will be held on Sunday October 23rd with the Autumnfest tournament. Also included will be the presentation of the special best of the year awards for the following categories…. Teacher, young student, Competitor of the year, Service award, cultural award and the Grandmaster award for overall student of the year. Special silver trophies are on display for this.
There will be a barbecue with hot dogs, hamburgers, beverages, and pot luck food outdoors (it apparently has never rained in forty years on this date!) During the week there will be dedication katas, tea ceremonies at all classes, and more.
We all should try and reflect on what our karate careers at PMA has brought into our lives at various times and been of value to us and to our classmates.