As you may recall from 2011... as part of our karate class and training at the West Broad Street YMCA we occasionally attend karate tournaments.
Last year we took a van load of kids to the battle of Atlanta and they cleaned up on trophies! You can watch a demonstration on the internet here: http://youtu.be/QQnwi-PIFIQ
The "Savannah Sharks" karate class, is a non-profit venture to train inner city children and no fees are charged by us.
We recognize a commitment by the students for a common goal of personal improvement through martial arts. We are dedicated to guiding the students on this wonderful and exciting path.
LIFE SKILLS OF KARATE. Throughout training, students continue to improve themselves mentally as well as physically.
these kids have trained hard for the pat 18+ months.
Life skills which are an important part of the Karate class include: attention, concentration, confidence, courage, courtesy, discipline, dignity, honor, integrity,loyalty, perseverance, positive attitude, respect, responsibility, self-control, self-Esteem, and pride in oneself. These lessons lead to success in life.
In June we plan to attend the famous Legendary Battle of Atlanta tournament.
Hotel, food, rental van, gas and entry fee averages $438.36 per child.
If you would like you can sponsor a child to attend this great event. Any amount is appreciated. If you are interested, please mail your check or we will be happy to pick it up.Its tax deductible.
(Justice For Children Foundation)
48 W Montgomery Crossroads
Savannah Ga 31406
As a 501(c) (3) it is tax deductible for individuals. For businesses it is deductible as "marketing" since we post your name on the Internet.
We will bring you back a special team photo and Certificate of Sponsorship, that you can proudly display and also to Thank you for your support!
This is an exciting tournament. The event is educational and fun and the students will never forget this experience.
Now in its 44th year, the BATTLE is one of the largest tournaments in the world (over 5,000 competitors), it last 2 full days and nights.
There are 3 training seminars on Friday, for the students by world champions (in katas/forms, weapons, and sparring).
Competition categories include: Kata/ forms, weapons, musical forms, acrobatic, point sparring, continuous sparing, grappling, jujitsu and team fighting. Saturday night includes many exhibitions including a fight with the world sumo champion.
Divisions are based on age and belt rank.
We welcome your participation in this great event!
Make it a great day!