Next Dojo Competitions: Saturday, July 28
Open to Bronze Members and above
sign up at least one day in advance (Sign-ups begin July 23
at the front desk)
July 28 Dojo Competition
And the winners were...................................
Front Left: Jonathan Ruoss, Justin Ronquillo, Summer
Back Left: Dallas Matamoros, Sophie Goodgion.
Seminar Training in Pennsylvania
On July 18,
7 MKTC students and instructors withstood an 18 hour van ride to
Reading, Pennsylvania to participate in the IKKF Annual Training.
Weapons seminars were conducted by Hanshi C. Bruce Heilman,
9th degree in Okinawan Kenpo Karate and Kobudo, Kyoshi Ann-Marie
Heilman, 8th degree Okinawan Kenpo Karate and Kobudo.
seminars were conducted by Hanshi Miguel Ibarra, 9th
degree Aki-Jujitsu, Kata applications and joint locking seminars were
conducted by Kyoshi Bill Hayes, 8th degree Shorin-ryu
Karate and Kobudo, and Kumite seminars were conducted by our own
Joe Dupaquier, 7th Tae Kwon Do, 3rd Degree Okinawan Kenpo
Weapons. A fun time was had by al and much rest and practice need before
the big tournament in early August.
In Attendance from MKTC: Joe Dupaquier, Monique Dupaquier, Kristin
Dupaquier, Bart Loomis, Travis Bush, Brandon Pohlmann,
Dominick Paternostro, Jeffrey Pohlmann Pictures with Mr and Mrs Heilman
and Susan Watts of Shreveport.
MKTC students and Instructors pictured with Kyoshi Bill Hayes.
On July 12,
7 individuals withstood a two hour belt exam which included Forms,
Sparring, Basics, Board Breaking, and Sparring against two attackers for
the more experienced students. The promoted students are pictured below
with the examination board
Mason Carbajal to Orange Belt, Daniel Landreth to Orange Belt, Peyton
Cuccia to Blue Belt, LJ Aurelio to Purple Belt, Dominick Paternostro to
Purple Belt, Ryan Daughtry to Orange Belt, Jonathan Dunaway to Yellow
(Examiners): Travis Bush, Joe Dupaquier, Monique Dupaquier, Kristin
Dupaquier, Jeffrey Pohlmann.
More Test Pictures
Ladies Self Defense Seminar
Saturday, July 8, Travis Bush with the assistance of Black Belts:
Brandon Pohlmann, Monique Dupaquier, Micah James, and Kristin Dupaquier
hosted a FREE two hour self defense seminars open to all females in the
community. A fun time was had by all and everyone left feeling a bit
more knowledgeable and confident. Our next workshop will be August 18.
Sensei Dupaquier was promoted to "landscape engineer" just prior to the
self defense seminar and spent his Saturday overhauling the Japanese
rock gardens at the entrance to the dojo.
Sensei Dupaquier Returns to
Dupaquier resumed intense training a few months ago and participated in
seminars and an International Tournament on June 15 - 17 in Peoria,
Illinois. He placed first in his Kumite (sparring) division and then won
matches against both the middle weight and heavy weight black belt
champions. He also placed 3rd in his kata (forms) division. Dupaquier
attributes his 3 hour a day training regiment as well as his dojo full
of sparring partners to his success.
30 compete in June 23rd Dojo Challenge
MKTC's June Competition included kicking drills, push-up
contests, group forms, sword fighting, footwork (ladder) drills, and everyone's
favorite board breaking. The 1st
place winners are were: Abby Lafont, Paxton Bohn, Mason Carbajal, Pauli Cortes,
Brittany Simone, Dominick Paternostro, Jonathan Ruoss, and Sophie Goodjion.
Stripes Belts promoted on June 15 during MKTC's Summer Karate Kamp:
Reese McNeal, Pablo Cortes, Pauli Cortes,
Thomas Trapp, Paige Hulin,
with instructors Travis Bush and Brandon Pohlmann.
Pictured above are new Yellow
(right) promoted on June 8 and Hunter Jones (left) promoted on June 22.
Also promoted on June 8, Shawn Seiler
to Yellow Belt. All three promotions were done during MKTC's Summer
On May 24th the Monthly
Dojo promotion review was held and the following received new belts:
Wieseneck to yellow belt, Hunter
Bates to blue belt, Abby Phares to brown belt, Andrew Hoft to brown
belt, Alec Billiot to blue belt, Brittany Simone to blue belt.
(Examiners): Leo Labourdette, Kristin Dupaquier, Monique Dupaquier, Joe
Dupaquier, Brandon Pohlmann, Travis Bush.
Stripes Belts promoted on May 23:
Justin Ronquillo, Jack Lockhart,
Carson Bergeron, Zachary Brinkman, Cody Gonzales, Cassidy Gonzales,
Tucker Hyde, Lance Vead, Chris Gonzales.
With instructors Brandon Pohlmann and Travis Bush.
Stripe Belts promoted on May 24:
from left: Victor Gonzales, Tammy Gonzales, Audrianna Peffer, Bryan Brinkman,
Sean Goodgion. With instructors Brandon Pohlmann and Jeffrey Pohlmann.
The May 19th Black Belt Test in Ruston Included 4 from MKTC:
Front left: James Lee to 4th degree, Kristin Dupaquier to Jr
Black, Allison Gilmore to 1st degree, Ray Effler to 2nd degree.
5 of the 19 examiners with Dr Jordan:
Back left: Brandon Pohlmann-2nd degree, Monique Dupaquier-3rd
degree, Joe Dupaquier-7th degree, Dr David Jordan-9th degree, Jeffery
Pohlmann-1st degree, Travis Bush-3rd degree.