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    Butler County martial arts academy training for unique national competition
    A martial arts business whose athletes routinely earn national titles moved into Middletown about a year ago. The approximately 5,000-square-foot training facility at 1725 Yankee Road was a structure that had been vacant for more than a year before Rob and Melissa Gerhardt renovated it into the second home of Budokai Academy of Martial Arts.
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    By Ed Richter, Staff Writer

    As the coronavirus pandemic continues to force people to adapt to new norms, a local martial arts academy reopened after a three-month shutdown and has 70 students training to compete in a virtual national competition next weekend.

    Melissa Gerhardt of Budokai Academy of Martial Arts in Middletown said her standalone academy has the largest number of competitors in the national competition while another academy with nine locations in the Cleveland area has the next-highest total of students competing.

    She said her students in the competition range in age from 7 to late 50s and some have won national titles in the past.

    “The team has been training hard and it is a huge accolade to compete and win in this competition,” she said.

    She said instructors have to wear masks at all times but that is optional for students competing. Gerhardt said the competition team fights in events locally, regionally and nationally. Because of COVID-19, all of those events were cancelled this year. However, the Amateur Athletic Union for Taekwondo is holding a virtual nationals competition event next Friday and Saturday.

    While there is no sparring in a virtual competition, students will compete in several breaking, forms, and weapons events for a national title.

    Gerhardt said the breaking event includes competitors breaking 15 boards in the fastest time. The competitors perform skill in the weapons event that includes nunchucks and bow staves, and the form event is a demonstration of the competitors' execution of moves.

    She said judges will watch two competitors at a time and determine the winners. The competition is “one and done” in which the winners advance to the next bracket, Gerhardt said.

    “Our athletes are very excited to be a part of this and is definitely something positive during this pandemic,” she said.

    The top four black belts who win gold at the national competition will have the opportunity to compete for a spot on the national team and participate in AAU competitions, Gerhardt said.

    The local academy is affiliated with Kayla Harrison, a two-time Olympic gold medalist in judo who is now a PFL MMA champion and trains there when she is in her hometown of Middletown. It has 200 students, and there are many families training, she said.

    “It’s fun and it’s more of a family sport ... everyone is on the mat here,” she said. “People can socialize and some have a goal of becoming a black belt.”

    Last year, Gerhardt and her husband Rob opened the Middletown location at 1725 Yankee Road after outgrowing their previous location in Fairfield Twp. She retired as a sergeant with the Butler County Sheriff’s Office but recently returned as a part-time deputy/school resource officer.

    The school offers Tae Kwon Do, Olympic Sparring, Hapkido, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Judo and Cardio Kickboxing, making it what Gerhardt said is “the only martial arts school in the Tri-State that offers all these arts under one roof.”
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    2020 Silicon Valley Virtual Open

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    The 2020 Tiger Claw Elite Championships were postponed due to the pandemic. In lieu of this, the 2020 Tiger Claw Elite KungFuMagazine.com Online Championship is a socially distant championship happening over the KungFuMagazine.com’s YouTube channel (36.9K subscribers).

    The 2020 Tiger Claw Elite KungFuMagazine.com Online Championship is different than the online tournaments have been held already. This is a Grand Championship event, limited to 30 competitors per age bracket so there will only be 150 competitors max. All the competitors’ videos will be showcased on KungFuMagazine.com’s YouTube channel over the course of five weeks, one week per age bracket. First, Second and Third Place Trophies will be awarded for four different style divisions – Traditional Kung Fu, Songshan Shaolin, Modern Wushu and Tai Chi/Internal for all five age brackets. Additionally, a trophy will be awarded for a Grand Champion across the four style divisions for each age bracket, as well as a People’s Choice award (the competitor that receives the most views during the competition window).

    Each Age Bracket will be capped at 30 competitors so ENTER HERE NOW



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    Jung Hwang Legacy Foundation online competition

    Louisville martial arts school hosts international competition online
    Nov 14, 2020 Updated Nov 14, 2020

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Children across the world kicked their way through a virtual competition Saturday that was hosted by a martial arts school in Louisville.



    Eight teams from Korea, China, Alaska, New York, Atlanta and Louisville competed in the virtual competition hosted by Hwang's Martial Arts School. The competition benefitted the Jung Hwang Legacy Foundation.

    Several teams have been working over the past few weeks to bring their world class taekwondo demonstrations to the competition. Each team had seven minutes to perform in front of judges, who then gave them feedback and points.

    "Some of the criteria the judges are looking for our team spirit, team work, martial art technique, entertainment along with enthusiasm," Mimi Hwang, the director of Hwang's Martials Arts said.

    The top three contestants went home with prizes up to $1,000.
    There's an embedded vid if you're interested.
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    There's an embedded vid if you're interested.
    Is this still available right now?

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    I don't know...

    ...follow the link?
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    Our newest web article

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    Akari Tachi

    Ishikawa student gains victory in world capoeira championship

    Akari Tachi performs a capoeira move at Matto Junior High School in Hakusan, Ishikawa Prefecture. | CHUNICHI SHIMBUN
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    Jan 29, 2021
    Akari Tachi, a 13-year-old junior high school student from Ishikawa Prefecture, became the girls U-14 champion in the World Capoeira Federation’s U-18 online solo competition on Jan. 9.

    “I hope to continue competing in capoeira and become infinitely cool,” said Tachi, a first-grade student at Matto Junior High School in the city of Hakusan.

    Capoeira — dubbed the “beautiful martial art” because of its movements combining martial arts and dance — is said to have been developed by enslaved Africans in Brazil in the 16th century in an effort to secretly learn self-defense skills while appearing to be dancing.

    Players practice a flow of movements in a circle formation, using the whole body, to the tune of music — such as songs and drum performances — while performing acrobatic motions such as kicks. Punching is prohibited.

    Tachi, a member of Gueto Capoeira training gym in Kanazawa, began practicing capoeira when she was a first-grader in elementary school, influenced by her father, Toshihiko, 41, who also practices the martial art.

    She said she was fascinated by the quick movements of capoeira when she first visited the gym. Tachi won the students’ national championship in 2017 and 2019.

    “I’m attracted to capoeira because, compared with other martial arts, it has more freedom and many elements to enjoy,” she says.

    Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the world championship that began in November was held with participants invited to send video clips of 45-second performances. Eight competitors from Japan, Russia and Portugal took part in the girls U-14 tournament, for 12 and 13-year-olds.

    In the third and final round where two players compete, Tachi performed 15 movements including au sem mao — an aerial cartwheel performed without using hands — and au batido — a one-handed handstand doing a side kick with one leg while keeping the other leg straight in the air — to become the champion.

    Surprisingly, at school, she doesn’t belong to any sports clubs but is a member of the tea ceremony club.

    “I can learn ways to control my mind” through tea ceremonies, she said.

    Tachi’s next goal is to master a double twist, a technique that involves twisting her body twice in the air.

    This section features topics and issues from the Chubu region covered by the Chunichi Shimbun. The original article was published Jan. 20.
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    Tiger Claw Elite KungFuMagazine.com Championship Remembrance

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    Fire Tiger Championships

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    1st IOKFC!

    AGTKF is organizing its first virtual event with the quality we always put in our face-to-face events. Enter here and find out how to participate!

    Access this link on the poster to download the competition information. Join us in this great event!
    Unfortunately they have their image link protected so I couldn't cut&paste it here, which is sort of silly for something they want to promote.
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    2021 International Taiji-Kungfu Online Tournament



    2021 International Taiji-Kungfu Online Tournament (ITKOT)
    The 2021 International Taiji-Kungfu Online Tournament is sanctioned by the Pan America Wushu Federation (PAWF) and the United States of America Wushu-Kungfu Federation, Inc. (USAWKF) and organized by the National Tai Chi Wellness Foundation (NTCWF) and Li’s Wushu Academy. Formerly known as the Golden State International Wushu Championships, the competition has been held for twelve consecutive years and has hosted Large-scale international tournaments such as the U.S. National Wushu Team Trials, National and International Championships as well as the Pan American Wushu Championships etc. The 2021 competition will be held online, Taiji, Kungfu, Wushu and Health Qigong fans from all over the world are welcome to participate.

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    Result Announcements: July 20, 2021
    Maybe they'll post the results later today...
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    The ultimate warrior cup competition july 30, 2021

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    More on the Ultimate Warriors' Cup

    WELCOME TO THE 1ST ULTIMATE WARRIORS CUP CHAMPIONSHIPS 2021
    Welcome to the UWCC INTERNATIONAL 2021
    We would like to welcome all competitors,
    Instructors, parents and coaches to this event. We
    Take great pride in the diversity and quality of our competitors and welcome you to
    The Ultimate Warriors Cup Championships 2021
    Respectfully,
    Grandmaster Al Dacascos
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    Tournament Officials
    Grandmaster Al Dacascos DTS Promoter
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    Grandmaster Malia Dacascos Bernal CHIEF JUDGE KATA/FORM DIVISION
    Grandmaster Harry Mok CHIEF JUDGE BREAKING DIVISION
    Grandmaster Oso Tayari Casel CHIEF JUDGE WEAPONS DIVISION
    Grandmaster Gary Dill CHIEF JUDGE SELF DEFENSE DEMONSTRATION DIVISION

    $35 per event
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