The U S A Martial Arts Federation held their National Championships on October 5th in St. Albans, WV. This one day event featured competition in Karate, Judo and Jujitsu.
Ryan Hamner representing The U S A Martial Arts Training Center in Weston participated in the Karate Competition. Hamner captured a first place Gold Medal in Kata.
Kata is a performance of preplanned Karate defenses against multiple attacks. Judges score participants on focus, balance, power, and karate form. Ryan also captured a second place Sliver Medal in Sparring. Sparring competition consists of a controlled match between two competitors earning points for accurate and control. Ryan is a resident of Buckhannon and attends Buckhannon Upshur Middle School.
Pictured Instructor William King and Ryan Hamner