April 18, 2009 update: UGKA wins at the Eureka Springs Classic Karate Tournament in Eureka Springs, Arkansas!
The UGKA was represented at the Eureka Springs Classic Karate Tournament in Eureka Springs, AR with the attendance and competition from Nancie “Tiny” Longacre, 7th DAN, Katie Carr, 2nd DAN, Scott Carr, Soliday Brown Belt, and tournament support and pictures provided by Leon Longacre, 7th DAN.
Nancie Longacre competed in the Adult Black Belt Forms competition, winning 1st Place. Although not successful, Nancie was honored to also be able to compete for tournament Grand Champion. Katie Carr competed in her Black Belt division winning 1st Place in Fighting and 2nd Place in Forms competition. Katie also was honored to assist in judging several divisions in the tournament, and extremely honored to be asked by Sensei Groves to assist in judging the Black Belt Grand Championships! Scott Carr competed in Forms winning 2nd Place, and took 4th Place in Weapons competition.