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November 1, 2008 update: UGKA competes in the 1st Annual Oklahoma Goju Ryu Karate Tournament!

The 1st Annual Oklahoma Goju Ryu Karate Tournament was held in Pawhuska, Oklahoma by Mr. Earl Gilkey, 10th DAN
on November 1st!

Invitations were made to all of
the Japanese Goju Ryu Karate schools throughout the state. Three UGKA schools responded to the invitation with Mr. Soliday’s Sapulpa Institute of Karate, Mr. Scott Collin’s Sand Springs Institute of Karate, and Ms. Katie Carr’s Mannford Institute of Karate all sending students to compete!

For many of our competitors, this was their very first tournament and all competitors gave it 100% with many of them bringing home trophies or medals in acknowledgment of their hard work!

Damien, Yellow Belt from Sapulpa Institute of Karate, in one of his many matches!

Brett in the Pink Gi, White Belt from Mannford Institute of Karate, showed herself to be a strong fighter!

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