Dear CMAC families,

Every year we adopt a public school to help during this season of giving!  This year we have adopted Hope Valley Elementary and the many families that are less fortunate than us.  We need your help in collecting items for these families!  We need toys, clothes, and school supplies for kindergarten through fifth grade!

In past years we have donated truck loads of items to several DPS schools toward this cause!  Hope Valley is a traditional school and will soon be going on winter break!  All items must be brought in by Dec. 14th so that we can take them to Hope Valley on the 15th!

We need: new unwrapped toys, outdoor activities, games, clothes, coats, socks, underwear, gift cards, toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, shoes, hats, books, school supplies, etc.!

Bring your items to CMAC as soon as you can!  Thank you for your giving heart!  I know we can help make a difference for these families this season!

Thank you and God bless,

Kevin Gurganus

 


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Michala, Gabrielle!

Michala, Gabrielle!

Daniel, Adam!

Daniel, Adam!

 


Eva and Mary!

Eva and Mary!

Angel!

Angel!

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Mary!

Mary!

Thank you to everyone who came out to help with our demo at Holt Elementary on Wed., Aug. 16th!  We were able to demonstrate for the whole 2nd grade for a hour!  We showed karate, jiujitsu, kobudo and iaido!  We also answered questions from the kids!

Sensei Harmon!

Sensei Harmon!

Eva!

Eva! 

 


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Kwik-chuck!

Kwik-chuck!

Hanbo!

Hanbo!

Nunchaku Class!

Nunchaku Class!

Sword!

Sword!

Nunchaku!

Nunchaku!

 

 


On a recent trip to GA, I had the chance to train and teach with my old student and friend, Sensei Todd Irvine!  Check out the pictures from 1989 and 2017, 28 years apart!

Sparring 1989!

Sparring 1989!

July 24, 2017!

July 24, 2017!

 

Summer 1991

Summer 1991

Summer 1991!

Summer 1991!


We had a wonderful seminar with Hanshi Dometrich on July 22nd!  We worked on bo and sai basics, then the kata Chikin Shitahaku no Sai and Shirotaru no Kon!  We had Shito-ryu, Shotokan, Shorin-ryu, Isshin-ryu and Kenpo styles all represented and training together!  Great day of training!  We all went out to eat Chinese food afterwards!20246475_687134748140774_5591113223345354507_n20286982_687132734807642_4008339933406784129_oIMG_0504

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Congratulations to Marc Mitzner on his recent outstanding performances at the 2017 AAU National Championships in Raleigh, NC! Marc took a silver medal in kobudo, and bronze medals in kata and kumite! We are all proud of you!

2017 Nationals!

2017 Nationals!


Great to have a visit from old friends and students!  Greg and Alzada are original students from when CMAC started in 1991!  They moved to Chicago in 1993 and are now living in Washington state!  Both are still actively training in Shorin-ryu karate.  They were in town to visit and train June 23rd – 25th!

Class/Summer 1991

Class/Summer 1991


2017!

2017!

1993!

1993!