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AIK sends four to karate competition in Tennessee – The Andalusia Star-News

AIK sends four to the karate competition in Tennessee

Published Sunday, June 2, 2024 at 11:00 am

Students from Andalusia Isshinryu Karate competed in the Middle Tennessee Open Karate Games in Crossville, Tennessee on Saturday, May 18.

The tournament was organized by the Lebanon Dojo and Master Tony Williams of Lebanon, Tennessee, with approximately 20 different karate schools participating. Competitors competed in Kata, Weapons and Fighting divisions depending on their age and experience level.

Four Isshinryu Karate competitors from Andalusia attended the event.

Alex Myrick, a men’s black belt, finished fourth in weapons and second in fighting.

Eli Rudd took first place in kata and fourth place in competition for students who competed as 7- and 8-year-old beginners.

Lacey Rudd took third place in kata for students who competed as 9- and 10-year-old beginners.

Johnathan Rudd took first place in weapons and first place in kata. He competed with students in the 11- and 12-year advanced brown belt. Johnathan was named Youth 17 and Under Below Black Belt Grand Champion, with all youth division winners competing for the overall championship.

Andalusia Isshinryu Karate will host the 24th annual South Alabama Karate Championships on Saturday, June 8 at 10 a.m. at Straughn High School. Last year’s event attracted 21 different karate teams from five area states to what has become one of the top tournaments in the world. Southeast.

For more information about the South Alabama Open of Andalusia Isshinryu Karate classes, call or text Mark Rudd at 334-488-3104.

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