Thanksgiving is that special time we appreciate and give thanks. One of those things is our freedom to practice karate and join with others in training for the common cause. This photo is special since it is a group of PMA students holding the night before Thanksgiving workout and also the surprise visit from back east of senior Michael Kaminski (center) leading the drill of these dedicated students. So often throughout the year during some holiday, the prevalent attitude is that a holiday means taking time off from everything that includes work, regular clubs, sports, and particularly karate. I like to think that with the holiday time off students will value the chance to have more time to train. If one likes to eat chocolate for example, having a holiday such as President’s day does not mean to go without chocolate, it does mean you may have more time free to enjoy chocolate. And so it is with karate-do training. So even if you are traveling on this great day, take ten minutes out somewhere and do a kata to reinforce your dedication and commitment.
Great day at the Burk Invitational last Saturday.! Here are the results as well.. Thanks especially to Brown Sensei, Black Sensei, Carol Sedlacek and Peter Grootenhuis for coming to referee all day, you were busy and brought some expertise to things. All the students did such a great protocol job and put the PMA in a good light.
2nd row left to right are Brown Sensei, Ms. Sedlacek, Ms. Brown, Black Sensei, Master Devine, host Master Burk and Sifu Moses honored guest.
Results of Events (about 30 trophy places, nice job.) Brandon Diep - W 2nd/K 1st/S 4th Ethan Diep - W 3rd/K 2nd/S 3rd Rohan Shinkre - W 2nd/K 1st/S 1st Isaiah Brown - W 1st/K 1st/S 4th Sarah Brown2 - W 1st/K 3rd/S 4th Emma Rose Denton - K 2nd/S 1st Ian DeGrood - K 1st Seth Brown1 - W 2nd/K 1st/S 4th Colin Metcalf- W 4th/K 3rd/S 3rd Elias Malouf- K 4th/S 2nd Jeff Platt - W 1st/K 1st/S 2nd David Chell - K 4th/S 2nd Eli Morris - K 2nd/S 3r
Colin Metcalf performing weapons kata.