March 21, 2009 update: UGKA competes in the American Karate Association’s American Open Karate Tournament in Locust Grove, Oklahoma!
Katie Carr’s Mannford Institute of Karate competed in Mr. David Fishinghawk’s American Open Karate Tournament in Locust Grove, Oklahoma. Ms. Katie Carr, 2nd DAN, competed as well and took 1st Place in Fighting, and 2nd Place in Forms competitions. Soliday Purple Belt Scott Carr took 1st Place in Fighting, 2nd Place in Forms, and 2nd Place in Weapons competition. Two students of Ms. Katie Carr also competed – In her very first tournament, White Belt Karley White took 1st Place in Forms and 3rd Place in Fighting! In her second tournament appearance, White Belt Charity Jones took 1st in Fighting, and 1st Place in Forms competition!
Ms. Katie Carr, 2nd DAN, advises one of her students, Karley White, as Assistant Instructor and Soliday Purple Belt Kassie Carr looks on.
Grandmaster Earl Gilkey poses for a picture with UGKA Instructor and Sensei Katie Carr.