Students Of Us Newton's Shorin - Ryu Karate And Kobudo Compete In Competition


Students of US Newton's shorin-Ryu Karate and Kobudo compete in competitionNewton's Shorin-Ryu Karate and Kobudo recently competed in the AAU Regional Championships in Charlotte. There were over 200 competitors from North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia and Virginia.


All students placed high enough in their division to qualify for the AAU Nationals in July. This year’s AAU Nationals will be held in Raleigh, and will host around 3,000 athletes.

Awards were presented to Nicholas Norris, silver in kobudo (weapons), gold in kata, gold in kumite (fighting); Cole Lawson, silver in kobudo, bronze in kumite; Elijah James, silver in kobudo, bronze in kata, bronze in kumite; Nijajuan Cunningham, silver in kata, silver in kumite; Kaitlyn Edwards, silver in kobudo, bronze in kata, bronze in kumite; DW Owens; Cole Alvarez; James Newton; gold in kobudo, silver in kata, silver in kumite; Tristan Wright, silver in kumite; Sloan Elmore, bronze in kata, silver in kumite; Seanna Haynes, gold in kobudo, bronze in kata, bronze in kumite; Maysa Jackson, silver in kobudo, bronze in kata, bronze in kumite; Sarah-Ann Easter, gold in kobudo, silver in kata, gold in kumite; Savannah Whisnant, gold in kata, gold in kumite; Logan Haskin, gold in kobudo, bronze in kata, silver in kumite; Desmond Alvarez, gold in kata, gold in kumite; Mason Blackburn, silver in kobudo, silver in kata, bronze in kumite; Hunter Whisnant, gold in kata, silver in kumite; and Ashanti Mcquire, bronze in kobudo, silver in kata, gold in kumite.