September 15, 2007 update: Win at the 12th Annual Golden Dragon Karate Tournament
by Soliday Black Belt
Katie Carr traveled to Guthrie, Oklahoma to compete in the
12th Annual Golden Dragon Karate Tournament. Katie won the 1st Place trophy
in Forms for her Black Belt division, and competed against other 1st Place
Black Belts for Grand Champion. It was a tough competition, and while Katie did
not win, she provided a strong effort. Katie took 2nd Place in the Fighting
competition, which is a great showing for competing in the Black Belt division
for only just over a month.
September 8, 2007 update: Soliday Black Belt, Katie Carr, competes in the
2007 Northwest Arkansas Open Karate Tournament
Katie Carr competed in her first Black Belt competition in an
American Karate Association tournament. Katie took 2nd place in Forms
against strong competition, and 2nd place in Fighting! Katie is excited to be
in the AKA’s Junior Black Belt division and looking forward to competing against
this new group of opponents. Katie had a chance to get a picture with Mr. Matt Butcher
of Butcher’s Martial Arts, the host and promoter for the tournament. Mr. Butcher
had checked on Katie during the tournament, which was greatly appreciated!
August 28, 2007 update: Mr. Partridge promoted to 2nd Dan!
The Sapulpa Institute of Karate held a blackbelt promotion test and
ceremony. Mr. Partridge was promoted to 2nd DAN by Mr. Ted Soliday, 9th DAN.
Mr. Partridge had joined with UGKA and teaches Japanese Goju Ryu Karate at
Cornerstone Church in Sand Springs, Oklahoma. On hand and assisting in the evaluation and promotion of
Mr. Partridge was Mr. Leon Longacre, 7th DAN.
In addition, Serenity and her daughter received their first white belt stripe!