Valley’s Cal Martial Arts Institute team opens 2011 season
Getting their 2011 tournament season off to a upbeat start, the Valley’s California Martial Arts Institute team competed last month’s Lama’s Kenpo Karate Ultimate Slam Championships in Albany and took home three titles and other honors at the Bay Area regional tournament featuring divisions for all ages.
In the adult division, Steve Brumme captured first-place with Okinawan Iron Crutch and then nearly aced the award for Grand Champion.
Competing in the younger divisions, Lilly Anne Beatty claimed first-place in sparring; Timmy O’Sullivan took first in Kata; Charlie Beatty was second in Kata and third in sparring; Andrew Beatty finished third in Kata and fourth in sparring; and Elias Chavez earned two participatory medals in Kata and sparring.
Anyone interested in joining the Valley’s California Martial Arts Institute – which is open seven days a week and is located in the old school district building next to the library at 721-C W. Napa St. – or for more information, call 938-9478, or visit the website at www.calmartialarts.com.