December 19, 2006 – UGKA Promotion Test!
This coming Tuesday will be a UGKA promotion test. There will be lower rank testing as well as Brown Belt testing! If you are interested in seeing the difference
of Traditional Goju Ryu Karate, please come out and join us! The testing will get underway starting at 6:30pm. A link for a map to where we are located is
with Mr. Soliday was Mr. Leon Longacre – 7th DAN, Mrs. Nancie Longacre – 7th DAN, and
Mr. Alan Anderson – 2nd DAN. Soliday students Michael, Scott, and Kassie came to
watch the promotion, with Katie Carr, Brown Belt, gearing up to participate in the sparring
portion of the test. Katie assisted in the sparring test in 7 matches, including to
where she had the honor of sparring participating black belts.
November 18, 2006
Mr. Soliday attends the AKA Southern Regional Finals in Eureka Springs, Arkansas
Mr. Soliday traveled to the American Karate Association Southern Regional Finals along with
Leon and Nancie Longacre and Soliday student, Katie Carr. Nancie Longacre, 7th DAN Goju, won
1st Place in the Blackbelt competition for Forms. Katie Carr won 1st Place in the Fighting competition,
and 2nd Place in Forms.
Mr. Soliday judged many of the competitions including the Blackbelt competitions, along with
Leon Longacre, 7th DAN Goju.