September 9

Upcoming tournament: Morrow’s in Moline

Save the date!

Morrow’s 37th Semi-annual Karate & Kung Fu Championships will be Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011. The event is held at Morrow’s Academy of Martial Arts at 1321 5th Ave., Moline, Illinois.

Events include weapons, forms and sparring. This tournament features a black belt division of competitors age 40 and older, and a black belt championship match for a 4-foot trophy.

Mr. Morrow requires sparring competitors to bring dip foam boots and gloves, a groin cup and a mouth guard.

Registration is $30 for all events, and the spectator fee is $4. The tournament begins at 10 a.m. with registration beginning at 9 a.m.

For more information, please call John Morrow at 309-764-1929. Don’t forget to like Morrow’s Academy of Martial Arts on Facebook.

If you’re a Metamora Martial Arts student, let us know by Saturday, October 8, here on the blog or in our private Facebook group if you intend on competing.

March 11

Upcoming: Morrow’s 36th Semi-annual Karate & Kung Fu Tournament & Black Belt Championships

We have visited Mr. Morrow’s tournament before, and he’s sent me info for his latest tournament on Saturday, May 14, 2011 – the 36th Semi-annual Karate & Kung Fu Tournament and Black Belt Championships.

Mr. Morrow will host three events – forms, sparring and weapons. He will also include a 40-years-and-older black belt division. A black belt Grand Championship match will take place with a four-foot trophy on the line.

The cost is $30 for all events. The spectator’s fee is $4.

Traditionally, our crew has always done well at his tournament in the several times we’ve competed there. Mr. Morrow and his students are always friendly and we’ve found it to be a great tournament for our students to learn from others.

For sparring, Mr. Morrow requires “dip foam boots, dip foam gloves, groin cup and mouth guard.”

If you would like a complete division breakdown, please leave a comment.

Mr. John Morrow
Morrow’s Academy of Martial Arts
1321 5th Ave.
Moline, IL