Virginia Beach, VA, February 02, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- World Cup National Martial Arts Champions.
The Ryoshin-Kan Karate School's, Team Dragon Force from Virginia Beach, Virginia USA, won the 1st Place Team Demo Grand Champion Trophy at the World Cup Finals National Martial Arts Championships conducted in the Washington, D.C. area on 16 / 17 January 2009.
Team Dragon Force are the National Karate Demo Team Champions.
This National Championship Team Dragon Force is led by Sensei Thompson, who is an 8th degree Black Belt Master Instructor in the Okinawan / Japanese Martial Arts. He is the Founder / Director, Chief Instructor and Top Competitor of the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School and the Dragon Force National Karate Team. He is the Official OMAA Virginia State Director, RMAA National Director, and a Member of the World Stuntmans Association (WSA). He is a Retired Decorated Navy Commander, Hall of Famer, World and National Karate Champion. His Team Dragon Force has won 12 National Karate Championships and 9 World Cup Martial Arts Championships.
Team Dragon Force Karate had a total of 43 Folks from Ryoshin-Kan Karate School, both Competitors, Parents and other Relatives, that represented their Dojo to the highest level at the World Cup Martial Arts Championships.
When it was all said and done, Dragon Force Took home the hardware (1st Place Trophy).
Ryoshin-Kan’s World Cup Tournament Results
Team Dragon Force had 10 competitors who won a total of 28 Trophies including The Team Demo Grand Champion Trophy as well as 10 First Place Trophies. Note: This is the 12th Time that Dragon Force has won Team Grand Champions at a National Tournament and the 9th Time that they won the World Cup. They are the First Team to win the World Cup three Years in a Row.
*1st Place Demo Team / Grand Champion: Dragon Force
The Dragon Force National Karate Team are the World Cup Martial Arts Demo Team National Champions. Well Done to Sensei Thompson, Sempai Michael Milliman, Jerimy Brecheen, Keegan Grinspoon, Chris Altman, Kai Loree, Trent DePeralta, Joe Ramirez, Dia Bolton, and Demetria Ramirez.
*Special Award Plaque: A Special Award was presented to Sensei Thompson at the World Cup Finals on Saturday night 17 January 2009.
1st Place Black Belt Adult Kata: Sempai Jerimy Brecheen
1st Place Black Belt Adult Weapons: Sempai Michael Milliman
1st Place Black Belt Youth Musical Weapons: Keegan Grinspoon
1st Place Black Belt Youth Musical Weapons: Kai Loree
1st Place Black Belt Youth Kata: Chris Altman
1st Place Black Belt Youth Weapons: Chris Altman
1st Place Brown Belt Musical Weapons: Joe Ramirez
1st Place Blue Belt Musical Kata: Demetria Ramirez
1st Place Blue Belt Musical Kata: Dia Bolton
Top Judge Award: Sempai Lynwood Yeatts
Dragon Force Rocked this Tournament.
Congratulations and Well done to the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School on their Victory at the World Cup Martial Arts championships.
For more information on the Dragon Force National Karate Team and the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School Visit visit their Official website at
www. dragonforcekarate. r8. org
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