"Our Tradition Continues"
44th Annual International Championships
March 24, 2018

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The night before the tournament, the black belts meet and go over all details of the tournament so everything goes as smooth as possible. Then, on the day of the tournament everyone arrives, friends are greeted, check the assignment board, go to the change table if there are any errors, look at the posters from area classes, have a last minute practice, greet Master Lawlor as he arrives, and then, it is time to line up for the bow-in.

Opening Bow-In

After the bow-in the national anthems of Canada and the United States are sung and then announcments are given and awards are presented.

Master Robert Lawlor gives the opening comments.
The national anthem of Canada was sung by Ms. Abbey Lee Halletof the Kingston Dojang and the national anthem of the United States was sung by Mr. Steven Howard of the Auburn Dojang.
Mrs. Denise K. Young, Chief Executive Officer of the Watertown Family YMCA gives welcoming remarks.
Special Camp Award - Mr. Mike Jackson
Karatekas of the Year
Master David Dummitt and Mr. Oliver Boomhower

Kata Forms - Trophy presentation occurs at the conclusion of each division.

Weapons Forms


Demonstrations - by the Black Belts and the Junior Demo Team occurred throughout the day.

Posters - The dojangs are encouraged to make a poster and bring it to the tournament to display.

Horse Stance Center Punch
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Master Lester Beyer - Meditation & Multiple Board Breaks.
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Mr. Steven Howard - An open hand form Hansoo, "Fluidity of Water".
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Master Dan Jones - Chinese Broad Sword form Da Dao adapted from "Courage War".
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Mr. Michael Delouche - An Escrima form.
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The Black Belt Demo Team - Master Robert Lawlor: Black Belt Bo (Staff) form prepared by Master Frank Palumbo:
"Shou Lei Gan" ~ "Stick of Thunder".
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Mr. Daniel Retajczyk and Mr. Jeremy Hopping - A Sparring Demonstration.
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Mr. Michael Delouche, Mrs. Suzanne Delouche, Miss Willow Hillman, Mr. Christian Wittemeier:
Ninja Techniques.
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The Junior Demo Team.
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The tournament has finished and the Black Belts gather together.

After the tournament, annual pictures are taken at class meetings or at area gatherings of several classes. Excitement is still high from the tournament and students are encouraged to bring along and wear any medals they won at the tournament.

St. Lawrence County


Pataskala and Granville, Ohio


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