Congratulations to everyone who tested! Another great test from everybody! The hard work and effort really shows! Thanks for all the family support and kind words from all the parents. You all are awesome! Sensei Gurganus
Oct. 12th, 2013 – Durham Martial Arts Symposium! CMAC hosted our annual fundraiser for Special Olympics at Edison Johnson Recreation Center! We had a great time for a great cause! We were able to present Special Olympics of Durham County with a check for $1000.00! Our donation was put towards the swimming and equestrian programs! Looking forward to next year!
Great job at the Battle of the Champions karate tournament! I am proud of everyone who competed, especially since it was everyone’s first tournament! Thanks to Mark Mitzner for all the great action photos!
Kyoshi Yoshiko Dometrich hosted kobudo training at her ranch in Dry Ridge, Kentucky on Aug. 17th and 18th! Training included sai basics and kata review, bo kata review, bo tai sai kumite and striking the bo makiwara(striking post), which is seen in the picture above. Advanced training was giving in kama, tinbe/rochin, and the left-handed bo kata, Yonegawa(Yuniga) No Kon. A cookout was held Saturday night with more training afterwards! A Okinawan style breakfast was prepared Sunday morning by Kyoshi Dometrich for all to enjoy! After breakfast, there was more training and time to review. Testing was held for those that were ready for advancement! It was a great weekend of training. Kyoshi will be here in Durham for the Special Olympics fund raiser on Oct. 12th as a special guest instuctor!