HWMA Tournament Results 2-14-15

Manuel Serano’s 10th annual Best of the Best Championship

On February 14, 2015, Chloe Gutierrez traveled to San Antonio to represent Honorable Warrior Martial Arts Harlingen. Chloe did more than just show up to represent, she dominated. This was the first time HWMA attended a TKO (Texas Karate Organization) event. This tournament did not have any other schools from the valley, this tournament had students from the San Antonio, Houston, Austin, and Dallas areas. This tournament was Manuel Serano's 10th annual Best of the Best championship. Manuel Serano put on a great smooth running tournament, lots of martial arts vendors were there, as well as nutritional vendors. The first event of the tournament was the forms division out of fifteen extremely talented 6-7 year old boys and girls  6 year old Chloe brought the 1st place championship to south Texas.

The next and final division was 6-7 year old girl point sparring. Chloe beat her first opponent with ease making her cry with the final kick to make the score six to zero. Chloe displayed honor as well as good sportsmanship telling her good job and giving her a hug. The next fight Chloe fought for was the championship fight. Chloe was ahead the entire fight by either one or two points, but at the last second Chloe did not block a back fist to the side of her head allowing the little girl to tie up the fight six to six. The two girls now had to face each other in sudden death, Chloe fought honorably and bravely but ended up walking away with 2nd place.

Overall I am very proud of Chloe Gutierrez, she tried her very best and that is all that matters. She has made me one happy Sifu, I look forward to seeing her as well as my other students compete at the upcoming tournaments.