Team CMAC just competed in the AAU National Karate Championships held in Raleigh, NC! Our seven member team brought back sixteen medals and several national champions! Team results are as follows: Micheal Goss – silver/kumite; Matias Bross – bronze/kata; Nathan Henshall – bronze/short kobudo, bronze/long kobudo; Marc Mitzner – gold/kata, gold/kobudo, silver/kumite; David Henshall – gold/short kobudo, bronze/kumite; Bill Harmon – silver/kumite, silver/short kobudo, bronze/kata; Kevin Gurganus – gold/long kobudo, gold/short kobudo, gold/kumite, silver/kata! Congratulations to all of our team members, medalists, and 2015 national champions! Great job and well done! Thank you all at CMAC for your help and support of our team!
Debbera Carson was promoted to Renshi by Kyoshi Troy Price! Renshi is an advanced teaching title that literally means “polished expert”. Nancy Chase was promoted to Sandan(3rd degree black belt) in Motobu-ha Shito-ryu by Shihan Gurganus! Congratulations to the ladies for these fine accomplishments and awards!
Many of you have been touched by or know someone with Autism! Today, April 2nd, is World Autism Awareness Day and April is National Autism Awareness month! I have been blessed, honored, and privileged to teach and work with many individuals with this condition over the past thirty years, both at Carolina Martial Arts Center and in the public school system. I would like to dedicate this post to our son, Zackary, who is now 17 years old! I am a better teacher, father, husband and care giver because of him. Thank you! Kevin Gurganus, chief instructor for Carolina Martial Arts Center and father of a child with Autism!
Great job to team CMAC for their recent tournament performances. Individual medal counts are as follows! Go for the Gold Tournament, Goldsboro, N.C., Feb. 21st – Nancy Chase – gold/kata, silver/kobudo, silver/mandatory kata. Bill Harmon – bronze/kumite, bronze/kobudo. David Henshall – gold/kumite, gold/kobudo, silver/kata, silver/mandatory kata. Nathan Henshall – silver/kobudo, silver/kumite, bronze/kata. AAU State Championship, Raleigh, N.C., Mar. 14th – Jake Slavich – gold/kata. Marc Mitzner – gold/kobudo, silver/kumite, bronze/kata. Eva Mitzner – gold/kobudo, silver/kumite, silver/kata. Nancy Chase – gold/kata, gold/kobudo. Bill Harmon – silver/kobudo, bronze/kumite. Kevin Gurganus – gold/kobudo, silver/kumite, silver/kata. Nathan Henshall – bronze/kata, bronze/kumite, bronze/kobudo. Keep up the good work! Thanks to Marc Mitzner for all the great action shots!
Shihan Gurganus was the featured instructor at the Landry Gray Memorial Seminar held at the Charles June Karate Institute in Winterville, NC on March 7th! Over 50 martial artist were in attendance with different class subjects every hour! A great day of training and learning for all!
Congratulations to Sensei David Henshall and Bill Harmon! David and Bill successfully tested and passed for the rank of Yondan (4th dan) in Motobu-ha Shito-ryu! They tested Jan. 23rd at winter camp in front of the Kuniba-kai high dan board. Both have been long time members of CMAC and are great assets to our dojo! Great job guys, we are so proud of you!