Next Dojo Competitions: Saturday, June 23
Open to Bronze Members and above
sign up at least one day in advance (the sign up sheet is available
at the front desk)
Nicholas 6/28/1999 Daughtry,
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.
Summer Karate Kamp Info
A special thanks to Travis Bush and the dojo competition judges: Brandon
Pohlmann, Ashleigh Bridges, James Baggs, and Dominic Neill for running
this event while sensei Dupaquier was attending a family funeral in
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.
On April 26th 18 individuals were promoted to new
Front Row (New Yellow Belts, from left): Kyle Pennino, Cameron Goodreau,
Alex Traina, Daniel Gruner, Andrew Binder, Michael Channing, Jack
Bonaldi, Joshua Planchard, Lauren Tastet, Regan Broussard.
Middle Row (left): Devin Poissenot to Orange Belt, Aaron Hunter to
Orange Belt, Caleb Landreth to Orange Belt, Preston Moore to Blue Belt,
Melissa Carbajal to Blue Belt, Landon Gilcrease to Green Belt, Matthew
O'Brien to Purple Belt, Abby Lafont to 2nd class Brown Belt.
Back Row (Examiners from left): Monique Dupaquier, Joe Dupaquier, Trevor
Buck, Steve Fischer, Leo Labourdette, Travis Bush.
April 13th - Dojo Competition
The April 13th Competition included a relay race, group forms, 5
straight minutes of 1 point continuous sparring, and board breaking. The 1st
place winners are pictured above.