Shinpu-Ren Karate students bring home Nationals gold
Eleven students of Shinpu-Ren Family Karate attended the 2012 National Karate Championships and returned to Prescott Valley with eight national champion titles. The team had 38 placings, 28 of them in the top three.
Students attended extra practices for two months to prepare for this competition. Numerous fundraisers helped ensure that every student was able to attend the event. Parents and students express their gratitude to the community for their generous contributions and sponsorships. Students held a Kick-A-Thon to raise money for the event and also donated $170 to the Yavapai Food Bank.
This year was special for Shihan Alex as he had the honor of performing in a demonstration for the Nationals audience with the student of Master Fumio Demura - 9th dan of Shito Ryu - the real Mr. Miyagi. The performance was a weapons attack and defense demonstration that had the audience on the edge of their seats.