Kennedy, Michael 12/3
Phares, Abbegayle 12/16
Provenzano, Daniel 12/29
The monthly belt test was held December 13th. 11
individuals were taken through the paces of blocks, kicks, and punches
by the MKTC staff. When all was said and done, all 11 were promoted to
To Blue Belt:
To Orange Belt:
Sean Goodgion, Justin
Ronquillo, Christopher Gonzales, Vic Gonzales
To Yellow Belt:
Trevor Schott, Dillon Todd, Aaron Williams, Stacey Wieseneck, Amy Wieseneck,
Trevor Schott, Dillon Todd,
Aaron Williams, Stacey Wieseneck, Amy Wieseneck, Paris Weathersby.
Sean Goodgion, Justin
Ronquillo, Kyle Pennino, Christopher Gonzales, Vic Gonzales
Back Row (L): Examiners Travis Bush, Joe
Dupaquier, Brandon Pohlmann
By the end of the test, they were dog
December 8 Weapons
Dan Rupert came in and worked with the MKTC students for 4
days to introduce Okinawan weapons to some of the newer students as well as
prepare a few for black belt testing scheduled for February here in Mandeville
hosted by Hanshi(9th degree) Bruce Heilman during the IKKF Winter Training.
November 30th Dojo Competition
Extreme Kuk Mu Forms: (Students competed with their own version of
a kuk mu form and were judged on technique, power, and originality.
One-Point Sparring: One point wins the match and the next
competitor is shuffled in to challenge the winner after each point
during 2, three minute rotations.
One-Point Chambara: One point wins the fight with foam samurai
swords and shields. The next competitor steps in quickly to challenge
the winner of each point during 2, two minute rotations.
One-Point One-Steps: One point awarded to the best one step
between two competitors. The next competitor replaces the loser during a
six minute battle of timing, distance, and power.
Flying Kicks: Competitors were given the choice of attempting
several flying kicks over 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, or 7 foam shields and were
awarded 1 point for each shield cleared, 0 points if the stack was
And your Winners...................
Front left: Dominick Paternostro, Jacob Goodgion, Hunter
Rear left: Jay Miceli, Pablo Cortes, Pauli Cortes, Tyler
During two Yellow Stripe Tests on November 15, 14 individuals
graduated the beginners program and earned their Yellow Striped Belts. The
following were promoted:
To Yellow Stripe Belt: Seif Haddad (L), Cameron Wise (M), Wadi Haddad (R)
With Instructor Brandon Pohlmann and Assistant Instructor Joshua Van
To Yellow Stripe Belt: (from lower left) Sean Noel, Alex Rapson, Patrick
Strom, Benjamin Gurley, Jake Bodie.
(Middle left) Emily Boylan, Jacqueline Strom, Annie Noel, Sydney Bodie, Nadia
Tonguis, Molly Rice.
With Instructors Brandon Pohlmann and Jeffrey Pohlmann.
Tournament results - Cotton Valley, LA
Dominick Paternostro: 1st in forms, 2nd in sparring,
1st in weapons
Kristin Dupaquier: 2nd in sparring, 2nd in forms
Allison Gilmore: 2nd in sparring, 2nd in weapons,
4th in forms
Proud Dad Skips State Championships to
Escort His Senior Maid
Samantha was named to the FHS Homecoming Court and
was escorted down mid field by her proud Papa. It was the first Louisiana State
Championships that Sensei had ever missed. His first tournament ever was as a
white belt at the 1980 Louisiana State Championships. As stated by Danny
Gilliland "I know
you hated to miss State, but if there was ever a great excuse, you had two
(Brittany and Samantha) ".
See the Article at:
Congratulations to the MKTC Students who braved the State
Championships without their
Waesche: 3rd in sparring
Waesche: 4th in sparring
Goodgion: 2nd in sparring, 2nd in
Delle: 2nd in forms, 3rd in sparring
Allison Gilmore: 2nd in sparring
Loomis: 3rd in weapons
in forms, 3rd in sparring
Ashleigh Bridges: Honorable mention
Dominick Paternostro: 2nd in forms, 2nd in sparring, 4th in weapons
King: 3rd in forms, 4th in sparring
Malanders 2nd in sparring, 2nd in forms