For the first time in more than five years – maybe ever – Mr. John Morrow and Morrow’s Academy of Martial Arts is hosting the 39th Semi-Annual Karate & Kung Fu Tournament and Black Belt Championships in a location other than his own school.
This event will be held instead at the Lee Lohman Arena at St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa, on Saturday, May 11, 2013.
Events include Forms, Weapons, Sparring and the unique Horse Riding Stance competition, in which the winner outlasts all others will maintaining a horse stance. Divisions are broken up by age and gender.
The grand champion in black belt sparring receives a 4-foot trophy.
Head gear for sparring is mandatory.
Fees are $35 for all events or $5 per spectators.
Registration begins at 9 a.m., and the competition begins at 10 a.m.
This is a tournament we’ve been to numerous times in the past. I have attended several events promoted by Mr. Morrow, including tournaments since 2008, and a seminar that he hosted as his school’s new location in February of this year.
For Metamora Martial Arts students – I understand this is six days after the North American Grand Nationals, but I would highly recommend this tournament if you’re interested in competing.
Lee Lohman Arena
518 W. Locust Street
Davenport, Iowa 52803
If you would like any more information on this event, please contact John Morrow at 309-764-1929.