Metamora Martial Arts performed at the Cherry Tree Festival in Washington, Ill., to promote our Extreme Kumi-Taku Martial Arts studio in Sunnyland.
We participated in Central Grade School’s Arts Day, as we had for several years.
May 22 – We hosted students from the Harrison and Dorris College of Martial Arts for a special seminar to prepare for our first tournament that would take place the following year.
Mr. Chianakas’ Black Belt Magazine column on MMA training hits newsstands.
May 10 – Mr. John Morrow hosted his 31st Annual Karate & Kung-Fu Championships in Moline, Ill. To view full results, click here.
May 25 – I led my first Arts Day at Central Grade School in Washington and was assisted by Amanda Dixon, Braden & Brandon Love and Emily Berger.
Both Justin Knobeloch and I tested for second-degree black belt. We are the fourth and fifth nidans in Metamora Martial Arts.
Andy Seidel tested for and achieved his black belt. He was the 10th first-degree black belt to be promoted in our program.
May 11 – Adair Rodriguez completed a five-hour physical exam for his first-degree black belt. On the 11th day of May 2011, he was named our 11th black belt.