Members of WCC’s Budo Club brought home honors from a recent karate tournament.
Competing and placing in the 11th Annual Karate Madness Open Championships in Kinston, N.C. on March 29 were
Elijah Slater: first place in the weapon kata, first in sparring (kumite), and second in open-hand kata;
Bumbi Lee: first in open-hand kata, second in weapon kata, and third in sparring;
Tony Sanders: first in sparring and second in open-hand kata;
Zachery Rogers: second in sparring and fourth in open-hand kata;
Shaquan Oliver: first in open-hand kata and third in sparring; and
their sensei, Matthew Coe Smith, first in sparring, first in weapon kata, second in open-hand kata, and overall grand champion in his division, men age 18-34.
The open tournament was the first for members of the Budo Club, which practices Okinawan style of martial arts.
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