Students of Howard’s Shotokan Karate Dojo in Cumberland participated in the East Tennessee Karate Championship in Sweetwater on Oct. 19. They brought home 13 trophies for all their hard work. Pictured are, from left: Angela Howard; Scott Burris — first place in Sparring, second in Kata; Landen Morris; Harry Page; Emily Foster — third place in Kata; Sam Page — third place in Kata; Hailey Foster — second place in Kata, third in Sparring; Logan Burris — first place in Weapons, first in Kata and second in Kata; Hannah Foster — third place in Kata, third in Sparring; and Tristen Boggs — third place in Kata, third in Sparring.
Howard’s Shotokan Karate now has the first Brown Belt class. These individuals tested for their Brown Belt status on Oct. 23 with the help of a visiting judge from Hazard, Sensei Roger Holland. Pictured are, from left: Angela McDaniel, Howard’s Shotokan Karate Sensei Angela Howard, Logan Burris, Sensei Roger Holland, Lexie Burris, Nick Short, Trevor Prewitt and Brenda Holland.
On Oct. 29, karate students were tested for their Green Belts. Pictured are, from Left: Angela Howard, Hailey Foster, Chris Johnson, Hannah Foster, Tristen Boggs, Scott Burris and Logan Maggard.
Karate students were also tested for their Yellow Belts on Oct. 29. Pictured are, from left: Angela Howard, Emily Foster, Hannah Miller, Landen Morris and Brayden Miller.