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Lion’s Martial Arts competes at international festival

From staff reports

Students from Lion’s Pride Martial Arts competed in the International Martial Arts Festival in Orlando, Fla., Oct. 25-27.
This event was attended by martial artists from many states and several different countries.  The grand championships were live broadcast on ESPN.
Members of Lion’s Pride Martial Arts competed in the Elite Martial Arts Championships, USA Sport Karate Championships and Traditional Karate Challenge. In order to compete in the Elite Martial Arts Championships, a competitor must earn first place in a qualifying tournament.
Cotaco Easley (Intermediate, 47) Elite Martial Arts Championship received awards in the following categories: First in traditional weapons; first in traditional forms; first in traditional point sparring; first in continuous sparring; first in open creative weapons.  USA Sport Karate Championships: First in traditional weapons; second in traditional forms; first in traditional point sparring; first in continuous sparring.  Traditional Karate Challenge: second in Kumite.
Maxwell Easley (Intermediate, 9) Elite Martial Arts Championship received awards in the following categories: Second in open extreme weapons; third in open creative weapons; fourth in traditional weapons.  USA Sport Karate Championships: first in open extreme Weapons; fourth in open creative forms.
Landon Fortner (Beginner, 9) Elite Martial Arts Championship received awards in the following categories: First in open creative weapons; first in open extreme weapons; second in traditional weapons; third in traditional point sparring; fourth in traditional forms.  USA Sport Karate Championships: second in traditional weapons; second in open creative weapons; second in open extreme weapons.