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Kick Fest Open Martial Arts Championships 2019!

Kick Fest Open Martial Arts Championships 2019!

On Saturday, July 20th, the Seven Star Dragons Karate Competition Team traveled down to Louisville, Kentucky to compete in the 2019 Kick Fest. The 8 members of the team each won beautiful awards and qualified to compete in the International Martial Arts Festival in Orlando, Florida!

“Congratulations, 7 Star Dragons Karate team members, for a great performance at Kick Fest 2019, Louisville, KY. Our students loved their beautiful awards and were extremely excited that they all had qualified to compete at The International Martial Arts Festival in Orlando, Florida. G.M. Khalid Raheem l, your venue was amazing, the music had my families dancing, awards were beautiful, the unique heart-felt national anthem had us feeling special, your family worked tirelessly, as did all the judges and entire support team! Hats off to everyone and Thank you from all of us!” – Master Davis

Kick Fest Gallery
Louisville, KY, July 20, 2019

Photos courtesy of Master Terrell Davis

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Battle For Atlanta 2019!

Battle For Atlanta 2019!

The Seven Star Dragons Competition Team traveled to Atlanta, Georgia to compete at The Battle For Atlanta! From June 13-15th, the team competed and won 17 awards!

“Seven Star Dragons won big at their first appearance in a NASKA Karate Competition in several years! Our Victory is dedicated to my sister, Yarnell Quincy, who is a warrior fighting cancer! She made it possible for us to have new tee shirts at the event! A Big THANK YOU! A Special congratulations to Devlin and Sammazah for earning 2 first places and representing their school on the center stage. We enjoyed site-seeing and lots of team bonding activities! Exposing my students to various forms of various circuits and individual expression of the martial arts is part of learning. The experiences were good! We represented traditional martial arts and competed in the traditional divisions. We did our best and had a wonderful time. Thank you to every parent and supporter that encouraged and supported our experience. Grand Master Haines and Team SWAT, we congratulate you all on an amazing performance and thank you for supporting us at the event.” – Master Davis

Battle For Atlanta Gallery
Atlanta, GA June 13-15, 2019

Photos courtesy of Master Terrell Davis

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Region 8 Nationals & Region 7 Awards Ceremony 2019

Region 8 Nationals & Region 7 Awards Ceremony 2019

The Seven Star Dragons Competition Team attended the PKC Region 7 Awards Ceremony/Region 8 Nationals Competition on May 11, 2019 in Dayton, OH. Seven Star Dragons received the honor of PKC Region VII Top School!

Congratulations Students, and Families of 7 Star Dragons that made our PKC Region VII Top School Award Possible! Thank you to every person in our Martial Arts community that has judged, promoted a tournament,shared, encouraged or congratulated us this season! I have loved watching each student grow, have fun and achieve Goals! Hats off to my parents! They supported their children 100% and me! A Special congrats to our 4 Triple Crown Winners; John Watson, Sierra Hix, Daven Gibson, and Kevin Hartnell. These students achieved 1st place rating in Kata, Kumite, and Weapons in 2018 PKC, Region VII competition season. Thank you to our Regional Director, Mr. Robert Starks, Grand Master Roger Haines, and Grand Master Steve Allen for hosting the event at the 30th Anniversary Region 8 Nationals! We enjoyed the tournament and loved our awards!” – Master Davis

Region 8 Nationals/Region 7 Awards Ceremony Gallery
Dayton, OH May 11, 2019

Photos courtesy of Master Terrell Davis

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Success At Spring Smash 2019!

Success At Spring Smash 2019!

Six members of the Seven Star Dragons Karate Competition Team attended the Spring Smash tournament in Kokomo, IN on May 4, 2019. Each member enjoyed victories with Amina bringing home 4 1st place wins and 2 Grand Champion titles!

Congratulations to our competition team who traveled to Kokomo Indiana last Saturday! I’m sure everyone has seen the great story of Amina winning two Grand Champions and gifting the second Switch game system to (her teammate) Devlin who she felt deserved to win after defeating him by only 1/10 th of a point! She is definitely a role model! Congratulations, team!” – Master Davis

Spring Smash Gallery
Kokomo, IN, May 4, 2019

Photos courtesy of Master Terrell Davis

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Triple Crown Martial Arts Championship: 32 Wins!

Triple Crown Martial Arts Championship: 32 Wins!

The nine-member Seven Star Dragons Competition Team traveled to Louisville, Kentucky to compete in the Triple Crown Martial Arts Championship on November 17, 2018. It was an excellent day of competition and the team returned home with 32 wins!

“I enjoyed watching every Joyful expression as you earned your awards and achieved goals! So impressed to see how your hard work, team support, and love results In such huge success! These moments keep me inspired! Congratulations to all competitors from every dojo! Thank you to Our Region 7 PKC Director & Promoter, Mr. Robert Starks, staff, and all the Black Belts, score keepers, and volunteers that made this event a success! Well Done!” – Master Davis

Triple Crown Martial Arts Championship Gallery
Louisville, KY, November 18, 2018

Photos courtesy of Master Terrell Davis and Kevin Hartnell.

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Ultimate Kids Karate Tournament 2018: Over 30 Rings and 4 Grand Champions!

Over 30 Rings and 4 Grand Champions!

The fourteen-member Seven Star Dragons Competition Team won over 30 rings at the 2018 Ultimate Kids Karate Tournament held in Cincinnati! Four members of the team from different age divisions also won Grand Champion titles, and on top of that, the Seven Star Dragons won the Most Supportive School award!

Congratulations Seven Star Dragons Team members for your amazing performance at the Ultimate Kids Tournament in Cincinnati, Ohio. Thank you, Young’s Martial Arts, for hosting a great event! We appreciate the 100% support from our parents and family members of every child competing! Thank you to the Black Belts and volunteers that supported the event and encouraged all the young martial artists! I am so proud to be the Sensei of such a wonderful group of students! Congratulations!” – Master Davis

Ultimate Kids Karate Tournament Gallery
Cincinnati, OH, October 20, 2018

Photos courtesy of Master Terrell Davis and Kevin Hartnell.

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PKC Nationals 2018: 9 Take Home Over 30 Awards & 3 Big Dog Grand Champion Awards!

9 Take Home Over 30 Awards At PKC 2018 Nationals!

The nine-member Seven Star Dragons Competition Team took home over 30 awards at the 2018 PKC International Karate Championships (Aug. 31 – Sept. 1)! The team also brought home three Big Dog Grand Champion awards! The tournament had a great turnout with strong competition this year!

Congratulations, Master Davis, to the competition team, and to all of the Seven Star Dragons!

Congratulations to all 7 Star Dragons team members and families that supported our students at the 2018 PKC Nationals in Indianapolis, Indiana this weekend. I am so proud to be the Sensei of so many wonderful students! I am overjoyed with the life progress of my children, the youngest to the oldest! Thanks to all our new and old friends and Instructors that support us and cheer us on! Our team wishes everyone continued success!” – Master Davis

PKC International Karate Tournament Gallery
Indianapolis, IN, Aug. 31- Sept. 1, 2018

Photos courtesy of Bryan Casteel, Master Terrell Davis, Layah Clark, Christina Alfieri, and Kevin Hartnell.

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Seven Star Dragons @ Spring Smash 2018: 24 Wins & 3 Grand Championship Titles!

Seven Star Dragons @ Spring Smash 2018: 24 Wins & 3 Grand Champion Titles!

Eleven members of the Seven Star Dragons Competition Team attended the 2018 Spring Smash in Kokomo, Indiana on May 5th. It was a beautiful spring day and the event was well-attended with strong competition. The Grand Champion prizes were fantastic and featured wireless headphones, PlayStation 4 gaming consoles, and more!

“I am so excited and proud of my students that competed in Kokomo, Indiana at Spring Smash! I loved watching the improvements each accomplished! We won 3 Grand Champions in Kata and Weapons! They loved those new Play Station 4’s! Thank you Mr. Donnie Michael and staff for a great time and such awesome awards!” – Master Davis

Team Photo courtesy of Corey Craig

Spring Smash Gallery
May 5, 2018

Photos courtesy of Terrell Davis, Corey Craig, and Kevin Hartnell.

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Seven Star Dragons @ Richmond Championships: 19 Wins With 2 Triple Crown Winners!

Seven Star Dragons @ Richmond Championship: 19 Wins & 2 Triple Crown Winners!

The 8-member Seven Star Dragons Competition Team attended the 2018 EMAC Richmond Championship Open Martial Arts Tournament on February 3, 2018 in Richmond, KY. 19 wins were brought in including  two members that captured triple crown wins (three first place awards)! Seven Star Dragons also won the award for the most first place wins for the day!

The PKC presented their 2017 Region 7 awards prior to the tournament. 23 members of the Seven Star Dragons competition team won awards, including 16 1st place wins and a triple crown winner! To top it all off, the Seven Star Dragons won Top School for 2017 and received a plaque and trophy!

“Feeling extremely proud of the Seven Star Dragons team members, families, and supporters! Congratulations! Thank you to our Regional Director, Mr. Starks, tournament promoter, Mr. Will Schneider, PKC Promoters, staff and families for such a successful and memorable occasion. Congratulations to each and every Winner! Thanks to all persons in our martial arts community for making a difference and being passionate about your gift! Hard work pays off! Keep Fighting Julia Shipp! You are truly an Inspiration!” – Master Davis

Richmond Championship Gallery
February 3, 2018

Photos courtesy of Terrell Davis, Bryan Casteel, and Kevin Hartnell.

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Seven Star Dragons @ Triple Crown: 17 Wins & 2 Grand Champions!

Seven Star Dragons @ Triple Crown: 17 Wins & 2 Grand Champions!

The 8-member Seven Star Dragons Competition Team attended the Triple Crown Open Martial Arts Championship on November 18, 2017 in Louisville, KY. Over the course of the day, the 8 members won 20 awards and also 2 Grand Champion titles as well!

“I am so thankful for students and families that always support each other, showing discipline and respect in and out of the ring! Thank you to everyone that helped make this event a success! Finally, Mr. & Mrs. Starks, we appreciate you and thank you! Another successful Triple Crown Event!” – Master Davis

Triple Crown Open Martial Arts Championship Gallery
November 18, 2017

Photos courtesy of Terrell Davis and Kevin Hartnell.

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