March 3 – Mr. Adam Bockler led a crew in Metamora Martial Arts’ first outing at Mr. John Morrow’s semi-annual tournament in Moline, Ill.
Competitors included Mr. Thomas Deters, Jim Craig, Joel Perez and Mr. Adam Bockler. We took five 1st place trophies.
Mr. Chianakas wrote an article published in the magazine, MA Success, about taking martial arts into public schools.
March 20 – Jake Potter and Deshi Adam Bockler traveled to Springfield, Ill., where we both took second place in our respective forms divisions at the Auvenshines’ 11th annual tournament held at Lincoln Land Community College.
Joshu Adair Rodriguez, Deshi Adam Bockler and Miss Caitlan Rohman competed at the Auvenshines’ 12th annual tournament at Lincoln Land College in Springfield, Illinois.
Mr. Rodriguez and Caitlan both placed 1st in colored belt forms. Deshi Adam placed 2nd in black belt forms.
On March 10, Joshu Adair Rodriguez places third at the Supreme Way Challenge in Pekin, Ill., after performing Nan Dan Sho in the black belt forms division. Deshi Adam Bockler also competed.
One week later, on March 17, Deshi Adam Bockler placed 1st in black belt forms at the Auvenshine’s 13th Annual Open Tournament.
On March 7, Deshi Adam Bockler re-opens Metamora Martial Arts at the Metamora Community Center. This is the first time in its 11-year history that Metamora Martial Arts has not been in one of the area school districts.