"Our Tradition Continues"
45th Annual International Championships
March 30, 2019

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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 Hallet and Ms.Melanie Methe of 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.
Karateka of the Year
Mr. Anthony D. Paroubek

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

Weapons Forms


Pictures From All Areas - Pictures in this section were taken by Jurate Alaseviciene from Sweden. She was taking a course in photography and needed action pictures for her course and paper requirements. The following is a selection of her pictures, and we decided to keep them separate rather than incorporate them into the related sections. Enjoy.

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

Horse Stance Center Punch and First Eight Moves of Palgay One
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Master Lester Beyer - Meditation & Multiple Board Breaks.
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Mr. Paul Huber - A Sai form based on the open hand forms of Kum Gang and Old Koryo.
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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. Robert Capella - A Sword form called "Jackal", which he developed from two different styles.
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Mr. Jeremy Hopping - A Kama form created for the demo and simply called “Original Instrumental Kama Form”.
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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




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