Jan 1

This month in history: January

2004

Extreme Martial Arts (XMA) is officially launched as part of the Metamora Martial Arts curriculum.

2005

January 25 – Our satellite program at Metamora Grade School is launched for the first time. The program would last until May 2009.

January 28 – Metamora Martial Arts performed its first MTHS varsity basketball halftime demonstration.

2006 MTHS varsity basketball halftime demo

2006

January 31 – Metamora Martial Arts performed MTHS basketball halftime performances for both the sophomore and varsity teams.

2007

January 12 – Like the two years prior, martial artists performed at halftime of an MTHS varsity basketball game.

January 27 – Metamora Martial Arts attended the Auvenshines’ open tournament in Auburn, Illinois.

2007 - Auvenshine's open tournament8th Annual Auvenshine’s Taekwondo Martial Arts Tournament
Auburn Jr. High School – Auburn, IL

Stephen Arnold
1st place Forms
2nd place Weapons

Brock Blessman
1st place Forms
3rd place Sparring
4th place Weapons

Clay Blum
1st place Forms
2nd place Grappling
3rd place Sparring
Clay was forced to forfeit the match due to injury.

Adam Bockler
Competed, but did not place, in Forms

Daisy Breitbarth
1st place Forms
1st place Grappling
1st place Sparring
1st place Weapons

Joe Chianakas
1st place Forms
Adult Forms Grand Champion

Jim Craig
2nd place Forms
1st place Weapons

Mark Craig
1st place Forms
1st place Sparring
Jim and Mark competed in the same Forms division.

Carly Crabtree
1st place Forms
1st place Sparring

Roger Crow
1st place Forms
1st place Sparring

Jake Folger
4th place Forms
Jake also competed in Grappling.

Meaghan Gove
4th place Forms
3rd place Sparring

Tyler Prunty
1st place Forms
3rd place Weapons

Cliff Rummel
1st place Grappling
2nd place Sparring

Brandon Sassaman
2nd place Forms
2nd place Grappling
2nd place Sparring

Alex Schertz
1st place Forms
1st place Weapons
Alex was also in Tyler and Brock’s Weapons division.

Courtney Yeast
1st place Forms
Courtney and Meaghan were in the same Forms division.

Adam Bockler

Sensei Adam Bockler is a 2nd-degree black belt in karate and the owner of Metamora Martial Arts. He's been in the martial arts since 2003, and has received instruction in tai chi chuan, Hsing-i chuan, judo, tae kwon do and XMA. Sensei Bockler was inducted into the 2014 USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame as Karate Black Belt of the Year. He is the communications manager for Float Mobile Learning.

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