Dear CMAC family,
Every year we adopt a public school to help during this season of giving. This year we are helping 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 Eastway, Holt, C. C. Spaulding, Merrick-Moore and Little River Elementary schools toward this cause. Hope Valley is a traditional school, so we only have a few weeks before they go on winter break. All items must be brought to the dojo by Mon., Dec. 14th, so that we can take them to Hope Valley on the 15th!
We need: new unwrapped toys, outdoor activities, games, clothes(coats, hats, socks, underwear, shoes, etc.), gift cards, tooth brushes, toothpaste, deodorant, books, school supplies, etc.!
Bring your items to the dojo as soon as you can! Thank you for your giving heart! I know we can help make a difference for these families this Christmas season!
Thank you and God bless,
CMAC will be closed Nov. 26th-28th for the Thanksgiving day holiday and weekend! Please enjoy time with friends and family! God bless!
Congratulations to Alex Gilligan and Sam Sykes! Both are recent graduates of UNC-Chapel Hill! Alex graduated with a degree in chemistry and Sam with a degree in journalism! Both have been long time students of Sensei Gurganus and CMAC, starting in 1999, Alex at age six and Sam at age five! Wow! Sixteen years, they even took the bus from Chapel Hill to take class at CMAC when they could not have a car at school! Alex is currently at CU Boulder, Colorado working on his PhD. in chemistry! Sam is working in New York with the CDM Group as the New Business Coordinator for New York City! Both tested for Shodan in June, 2013 and are currently looking for a new dojo to train at. We wish them well in their new endeavors and look forward to their CMAC visits in the future!
Congratulations to those who tested on Sept. 28th! Great test and keep up the good work!
Sensei Bill Harmon attended the 1st Kuniba-ryu Symposium in Mrtyle Beach, S.C.! Training was offered in all aspects of the Kuniba-ryu system! Classes in Motobu-ha Shito-ryu, kobudo, goshin-do and iaido were taught! Many prominent students of Soke Shogo Kuniba such as Bill Price, James Herndon, and Butch Velez were in attendance as teachers! Sensei Gurganus attended the N.C. Nationals in Jacksonville, N.C. as a competitor and referee, coming away with the “Best Overall Competitor” award!
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”. Congratulations to Renshi Carson for this fine accomplishment and award!