Tournament Results Rankings and Titles for 2014
Starting off with the more local titles was the Texas Amateur Sport Karate championship title, or TASK championship title. Eight students from HWMA qualified to attend this championship, only one student attended. Joseph, Isaiah, and Brianna Colon or better known as “the kids with attitude”, all qualified for this championship tournament in their perspective divisions. Sophia and Mia Castillo also placed for this tournament in their perspective divisions. Bradley Odoms, who is the little brother of Assistant Instructor Brandon Odoms also qualified in his divisions. Joey Serna also did an amazing job this tournament season and qualified to attend. Out of eight students who qualified only one attended and claimed her throne. Chloe Gutierrez will be receiving a beautiful jacket stating TASK champion on it. Only the best attended this tournament, it was not an open tournament; one had to qualify to have a shot at the TASK jacket. One school thought they could just show up, but they were mistaken and had to send some students home. Congratulations to Chloe Gutierrez who won the TASK championship title for 2014.
Next is the International Rankings through ICMAC or International Chinese Martial Arts Circuit. Isaiah Colon is ranked third internationally! This means he is ranked third not only in the nation but in other countries as well. Isaiah is ranked third in Traditional Hand Forms, Beginner Boys (7-9) Isaiah is only 7! Briana achieved the same goal as her brother except in the Traditional Hand Forms, Beginner Girls (7-9). Congratulations to the twin dragons. Assistant Instructor Brandon Odoms is ranked twelfth internationally in Wushu Hand Forms, Advanced Boys (13-17). Brandon Odoms is also ranked sixth internationally in Wushu Long Weapons, Advanced Boys (13-17). In sparring Isaiah Colon is ranked sixth in Continuous sparring Beginner Boys 9 and under his twin dragon is ranked tenth in Beginner Girls 9 and under. The older brother of the two is ranked number eight internationally in Continuous sparring Intermediate Boys 9 and under. Assistant Instructor Brandon Odoms is ranked eighth internationally as well in Continuous sparring Advanced Boys (13-15)
Congratulations to all HWMA students like mentioned earlier HWMA emphasizes health and self defense. Strong minds and strong bodies come first, tournaments are for fun. These students have accomplished all required materials for class and testing as well as put on demonstrations for local city events. I am very proud of all my students who attended tournaments and showed others what Honorable Warrior Martial Arts is all about. I am very honored to be your instructor. Thank you students for all of your hard work!