Students from Traditional Karate in Owensboro competed in the 25th Annual Windy City Karate Tournament. Seventeen youth and adult students from age 8+ traveled with Sensei Allen Renfrow to compete. The tournament featured events including: team and individual kata, team and individual kumite, one-step kumite, and khion. Sixteen students from Owensboro placed in the events bringing home an impressive thirty-six gold, silver, and bronze medals. “It’s a good chance to get them out of their comfort zone, and see how they perform under pressure,” Sensei Renfrow said.
The two-day event was held March 10 and 11, 2017, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, and featured competitors from across the Midwest. Renfrow’s assistant, Jamie Fulkerson, also competed, winning Gold in the Adult Individual Kumite and Kata events. Fulkerson said, “It’s an opportunity to apply the techniques that we work on perfecting throughout the year. We have a good group, and I’m very proud of the way everyone performed.” In addition to Renfrow’s dojo on Veach Road, Fulkerson also teaches a weekly class in Rockport, IN.
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- Jamie Fulkerson: Gold- Adult Kata and Adult Kumite. Silver- Adult Team Kata
- Andrew Manqurous: Silver- Youth Kata, Kumite, and One-Step Kumite
- Sam Manqurous: Gold- Teen Team Kumite, Teen Kumite. Bronze- Teen Team Kata
- Garrett Howard: Gold- Youth Team Kumite
- Harrison Howard: Gold- Teen Team Kumite. Bronze- Teen Team Kata, Teen Kata
- Rebekah Howard: Gold- Adult Kata. Silver-Adult Team Kata. Bronze- Adult Kumite
- Vicki Barnett: Silver- Adult Team Kata
- Michelle Moore: Silver- Adult Kumite
- Nicole Moore: Bronze- Teen Team Kata, Teen Kumite
- Owen Moore: Bronze- Youth Kata, Youth Kumite
- Abigail Thompson: Silver-Youth Kata. Bronze- One-Step Kumite
- Aiden Edge: Gold- One-Step Kumite
- Jacob Breeden: Silver- Youth Team Kata, Youth Team Kumite. Bronze-Youth Khion, Youth Kumite
- Briley Breeden: Silver- Youth Team Kata, Youth Team Kumite. Bronze- One-Step Kumite
- Brody Hammons: Gold- Youth Team Kumite
- Anna Belle Cecil: Gold- Youth Khion, Silver- Youth Kata, Youth Team Kata