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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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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!

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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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Ultimate Kids Karate Championship Wins!

Ultimate Kids Karate Championship Wins In Dayton, OH!

“Congratulations to Miranda and Paul who represented our team on Saturday at The Ultimate Kids Tournament in Dayton, Ohio! Paul won 2 Gold Rings for his first place showing in Kata and weapons. Miranda won a Silver ring for weapons and a Gold ring for Kata! Miranda won Her first Grand Champion and was all smiles!” – Master Davis

Ultimate Kids Karate Championship Gallery
Dayton, OH, Oct. 21, 2017

Photos courtesy of Kevin Hartnell.

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SSD @ Ohio State Championship: 52 Awards, 30 1st Place Wins Including 2 Grand Champions!

SSD @ Ohio State Championship: 52 Awards, 30 1st Place Wins Including 2 Grand Champions, and Most Supportive/Winning School!

The Seven Star Dragons Competition Team won thirty first place awards, including two Grand Champion wins, and and awards for Most Supportive & Most Winning School! Eighteen members of the competition team attended the 2017 EMAC Ohio State Championship on Saturday, June 25. Congratulations to everyone!

“Thank you to all of our supporters that cheered for us in Cincinnati at the PKC, Region 7, EMAC Ohio State Championship! We represented our Dojo, Cincinnati, Cincinnati Recreation, Cincinnati Public Schools, families, and supporters by putting on an awesome performance! I am so proud to be your Sensei!” – Master Davis

(Group photo courtesy of Vincent Coleman)

Ohio State Championship
Cincinnati, OH June 24, 2017

(Photos courtesy of Master Davis, Vincent Coleman, Layah Clark, and Kevin Hartnell.)

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Seven Star Dragons @ Richmond Championship: 15 1st Place Wins & Most Supportive School Award!

Seven Star Dragons @ Richmond Championship: 15 1st Place Wins & Most Supportive School Award!

The Seven Star Dragons Competition Team won 15 1st place medals and the Most Supportive School Award at the 2017 Richmond Championship on Saturday, February 25th in Richmond, Kentucky. Congratulations to everyone!

“Congratulations to Seven Star Dragons karate students for their awesome performance at the Richmond Championships in Richmond, Ky. I am extremely proud of each of you for helping us win the Most Supportive School Award as well as 15 first place wins! 100% parental support was awesome! Thank you Master Will Schneider for a great experience! We appreciate every martial artist and the volunteers that worked to make this event a success!” – Master Davis

(Group photo courtesy of Bryan Casteel)

Richmond Championship
Richmond, KY Feb. 25, 2017

Photos courtesy of Bryan & Paul Casteel, O’Shianna Warren, and Kevin & Miranda Hartnell.

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Seven Star Dragons Capture 21 Wins At Triple Crown Martial Arts Championship!

Seven Star Dragons Capture 21 Wins At Triple Crown Martial Arts Championship!

The Seven Star Dragons Competition Team took home 21 wins, including 15 1st place trophies, at the 2016 Triple Crown Martial Arts Championship on Saturday, November 19th in Louisville, Kentucky. The seven member team had a great time! Congratulations to everyone!

“We appreciate every instructor and event workers that made this event possible! It is always great to see friends and applaud all the parents and family members that support our martial arts community.” – Master Davis

(Group photo courtesy of Shemika Carr)

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Seven Star Dragons Take Home 33 Wins At The Ultimate Kids Karate Championship!

Seven Star Dragons Take Home 33 Wins at Ultimate Kids Karate Championship!

The Seven Star Dragons Competition Team took home 33 wins and two Grand Champion titles at the 2016 Ultimate Kids Karate Championship on Saturday. Over 300 competitors attended the event in Dayton, Ohio.

  • 19 1st Place Wins
  • 8 2nd Place Wins
  • 6 3rd Place Wins
  • 2 Grand Champion Wins

Congratulations to everyone!

“The character of 7 Star Dragons is #1. Your smiles, humbleness, sportsmanship, discipline, focus and respect Shines For all the martial arts community to see! For this you are all winners! Keep being positive role models!” – Master Davis

(Group photo courtesy of Melissa Kelly)

Ultimate Kids Karate Championship Gallery
Dayton, OH Oct. 22, 2016

Photos courtesy of Jean Coleman, Layah Clark, O’Shianna Warren, and Kevin Hartnell.

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Seven Star Dragons Take Home 44 Wins At PKC International Karate Championships!

Seven Star Dragons Take Home 44 Wins At PKC International Karate Championships!

The Seven Star Dragons Competition Team took home 44 wins at the 2016 PKC International Karate Tournament over the weekend. The thirteen-member team won 22 1st place trophies while Oscar Matthews won the Big Dog Grand Champion in the 17 & under novice weapons division. Congratulations to everyone!

  • 22 1st Place Wins
  • 7 2nd Place Wins
  • 7 3rd Place Wins
  • 7 4th Place Wins
  • 1 Grand Champion Win

“Thank you parents for supporting us 100% and showing love and support for everyone wherever we needed you! To every official and individual that offered support in any way to our team, and all of the PKC Karate Community, I say ‘thank you!'” – Master Davis

PKC International Karate Tournament Gallery
Indianapolis, IN, Sept. 2-4, 2016

Photos courtesy of Dave Belmont, Kevin & Miranda Hartnell, and Oscar Matthews.

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