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iaido 1Thank you to everyone who came out to help us with our demo at Family Fun Fest at Hope Valley on April 9th!  We had 22 participants, white belt to black belt.  CMAC demonstrated basics, kata, applications of techniques, jiujitsu, kobudo, and iaido!  Great job and looking forward to the next one!

2016 Family Fun Fest!

2016 Family Fun Fest!


April 2nd is National Autism Awareness Day and April is Autism Awareness Month!  Thank you to all the teachers, caregivers, therapists, case managers, service providers(A Small Miracle), lawyers and judges that have help us with our son!!!  Thank you to grandparents(Papa, Mimi, Pop and Nana) and great friends that have helped us raise and take care of him and have always treated him like everyone else!  No words can ever express the gratitude and love we have for you and for what you do for the autism community!  Many blessings!!!!

Zackary Gurganus - April 2nd/18 yrs. old!

Zackary Gurganus – April 2nd/18 yrs. old!

April is Autism Awareness Month!

April is Autism Awareness Month!


Nathan Henshall

Congratulations to Nathan Henshall on his recent performance at the S.C. AAU State Championship on March 19th!  Nathan placed first in kobudo, second in kata, and second in kumite!  Great job, 1 gold and 2 silver!  Now it’s on to the VA state championship and then the regionals in Raliegh before the nationals this summer!  Keep up the good work!


Congratulations to everyone who tested in March!  Thank you for all the hard work and effort!  Keep up the good work!

Evelyn, Nick, julia, Will.

Evelyn, Nick, julia, Will.

Front row: Charlize, Mily, Kevin. Back row: Tyler Lily, Bryan>

Front row: Charlize, Mily, Kevin. Back row: Tyler, Lily, Bryan.


Congratulations to Nathan Henshall who competed in the AAU State Championships on Feb. 27th!  Nathan placed 1st in kata and kobudo, 2nd in kumite!  Two gold medals and one silver!  Nathan has qualified for nationals and now moves on to regionals! Way to go and good luck at regionals and nationals!

Nathan on the right!

Nathan on the right!


2016 seminar participants!

2016 seminar participants!

Anan Bunkai!

Anan Bunkai!

Working jiujitsu!

Working jiujitsu!


Sensei Henshall and Gurganus!

Sensei Henshall and Gurganus!

Sensei Myers and Sensei Harmon!

Sensei Myers and Sensei Harmon!

 

Training on the beach!

Training on the beach!

Sensei Price and Sensei Harmon!

Sensei Price and Sensei Harmon!

Sensei Myers and Ellis! Sensei Harmon in background!

Sensei Myers and Ellis! Sensei Harmon in background!


It’s great when old friends and students come back to visit and train!  Eluis Schudel, who started at CMAC in 2005 at the age of five and moved to Germany with his parents 2 1/2 years ago, was in town to visit for two weeks!  Elius, a brown belt, always was a big help with teaching the children’s classes at CMAC!  He is now 20 years old and is still currently active in the martial arts.  He is in the Air Force now and stationed in Germany, he plans to return this summer to visit when he reports to air school in Florida!  Great to see him again!!!

Eluis' last class, 2/20/16!

Eluis’ last class, 2/20/16!


Sensei and Eluis after his last class, June 2013!

Sensei and Eluis after his last class, June 2013!


Bryan is a 4th grader at Hope Valley Elementary and started karate at CMAC in Nov. 2015!  Every month Hope Valley has a character trait of the month!  The character trait for Jan. was responsible!   Bryan was nominated by his teacher for being a good example for that character trait and was awarded a certificate of recognition at the monthly awards ceremony!  Congratulations to Bryan for carrying the character trait of responsibility  outside of the dojo! Bryan recently completed all his testing requirements for 9th kyu(yellow belt) and will be testing in the near future!

Bryan with his award!

Bryan with his award!

Bryan performing Gohonouke with classmate Tyler!

Bryan performing Gohonouke with classmate Tyler!