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December 18, 2014 Promotions

December 18, 2014 MTA Promotion and Christmas Party

MTA Karate 12-18-14

 

Congratulations to the following students on their recent promotion.  They all have demonstrated the required level of proficiency for promotion to their respective new rank.

 

Congratulations to all of our MTA students on their commitment and dedication to the study of Tang Soo Do!! 

 

Gold Belt

  1. Brendan Wertz
  2. Llana Snapp
  3. Nyla Hales
  4. Ethan Holland MTA GC
  5. Carlos Cubas
  6. Jason Cubas
  7. Jake Parson MTA GC

Orange Belt

  1. Paul Blue
  2. Durrell Babbs
  3. Julius Brown
  4. Ezioma Nnorom
  5. Noah Hazen
  6. Tyler Newlan MTA GC
  7. Sam Parsons MTA GC
  8. Caleb Peeples MTA GC
  9. O’Shea Shephard
  10. Brook Walden
  11. Griffin Cardona
  12. Rhea Patel
  13. Bella Ross
  14. Carlos Townsend

Green Belt

  1. Gracie Parson MTA GC

Brown Belt

  1. Claire Burke
  2. Zesarus McClendon
  3. Nathaniel Riepe
  4. Gabriella Surles

Red Belt

  1. Gabriel Cruz
  2. David Surles

Cho Dan Bo

  1. Giuliana Brown
  2. Caden Ketchman
  3. Will Parsons

Cho Dan

  1. Caira Allen
  2. Mikaela Jefferson
  3. Savvy Shorts

EE Dan

  1. Lakeith Riddick

Sam Dan

  1. Jade Mobley MTA Hampton, Va.

2014 North Carolina AAU Taekwondo Open Championship

Saturday, check October 18, 2014

JM Robinson High School
300 Pitts School Rd
Concord, NC

Age Of Date: 2014-12-31

Early Registration: October 12 2014 ($69 for 2 events, $10 each additional event, $25 for coaches)

Registration:  October 16 2014 ($69 for 2 events, $10 each additional event, $25 for coaches)

Late Registration: October 16 2014 ($89 for 2 events, $10 each additional event, $25 for coaches)

Tournament is affiliated with: AAU TKD

Tournament Website URL: www.ncaau.org/page/show/435042-welcome-to-ncaau-taekwondo

Students must be AAU members to participate in AAU events. Membership is 14.00 per year.

**Please see Master Garris before registering for any AAU events.**

CLICK HERE for the official tournament flier.

Caden Ketchman

Red Belt

Caden is currently a red belt, having studied and practiced martial arts at The MTA Karate Academy under the direction of Master Garris since the age of 5. In his four years of training, he has qualified for two AAU National Championships, and has placed within the top ten in each for kata and top five for sparring. He has also competed in several local and regional AAU competitions, in nearly all of which he has earned gold for his performance of kata, and medaled in point sparring. In addition to his karate endeavors, Caden has been a straight-A student throughout his academic career, and qualified for Academically/ Intellectually Gifted (AIG) classes in all subject areas tested in 2014. Caden also has an artistic side, having been selected for the lead role as Mowgli in Cape Fear Regional Theater’s summer camp presentation of the Jungle Book, and had his first professional appearance in the theater’s 2013 play, Fiddler on the Roof. He also takes guitar lessons and sings karaoke. Despite his numerous accomplishments, Caden is a very humble, gregarious, and outgoing young man who is known for putting others first, being a positive role model, and for encouraging others to succeed.   You will probably see him assisting in classroom instruction or in any other venue involving peer mentorship.

Claire B

Green Belt

Claire is a 7th Grade A Honor Roll Student and has been studying Tang Soo Do for the past 2 years. She currently holds the rank of Green belt and is a 2014 AAU NC State Champion. Claire is a member of the Middle School SGA and is also on the Middle School Praise Band. She is also a violinist with the Snyder Youth Orchestra and was voted 2014 MVP for the Middle School Girls Basketball Team.

Photos

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MTA Karate Academy-12

MTA Karate Academy-13

USGTSDA National Championship D Curington - 1st Katrina Pappa - 2nd
USGTSDA National Championship
D Curington – 1st
Katrina Pappa – 2nd

MTA Karate Academy-15

Katrina Pappa with GM Song Ki Kim
Katrina Pappa with GM Song Ki Kim

MTA Karate Academy-17

MTA Karate Academy-18

Laila Garris
Laila Garris

MTA Karate Academy-20

Mariah Evans
Mariah Evans
Nina Prather
Nina Prather

MTA Karate Academy-25

2013 AAU State Champions
2013 AAU State Champions

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MTA Karate Academy-28

MTA Karate Academy-29

MTA Karate Academy-30

Prime Time community service
Prime Time community service
Prime Time community service
Prime Time community service

MTA Karate Academy-33

MTA Karate Academy-34

Leila Garris
Leila Garris
Archery Training
Archery Training

MTA Karate Academy-37

Jack Britt Varsity Cheerleader
Jack Britt Varsity Cheerleader
National Honor Society
National Honor Society
Dominique being promoted to 2nd Dan
Dominique being promoted to 2nd Dan

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MTA Karate Academy-42

GM Kim Promotes D Cureton to 1st Dan
GM Kim Promotes D Cureton to 1st Dan

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Dominique and Dalaney w GM Kim
Dominique and Dalaney w GM Kim

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Carson
Carson
Giuliana Brown
Giuliana Brown
Giuliana Brown
Giuliana Brown
Savvy Shorts Black Belt Candidate
Savvy Shorts Black Belt Candidate
Mikaela Jefferson Black Belt Candidate
Mikaela Jefferson Black Belt Candidate
Patrick and Nick Baker
Patrick and Nick Baker
Nina and Mariah
Nina and Mariah
Nate Riepe
Nate Riepe
Claire Burke
Claire Burke
Patrick and Nick Baker
Patrick and Nick Baker
Patrick and Nick Baker
Patrick and Nick Baker

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Claire Burke
Claire Burke

MTA Karate Academy-60

Nina Prather
Nina Prather

MTA Karate Academy-21

Dominique Cureton
Dominique Cureton

Promotions

Congratulations to the following students on their recent promotions:

David Surles – Brown Belt

Isabella Surles – Brown Belt

Gabriella Surles – Green Belt

Alisha Dewberry – Green Belt

Claire B. – Green Belt

December Promotion List

The following students have demonstrated proficiency at their belt level and are eligible for promotion to the rank indicated below. Congratulations to all of our MTA students on their commitment and dedication to Tang Soo Do!!

GOLD BELT**
Ryan Williams
Ezioma Nnorom
Parker Hudd
Brooke Walden
Kian Ferry
Rodelle Bethelmy
Jayden Johnson
Madelyn Hubbard

ORANGE BELT
Savannah Brown
Claire B.
Alisha Dewberry
Grace Parsons
Paris Williams
Emily Goodpaster
Kathryn Goodpaster
Nicolas Kyle
Matthew Moore

GREEN BELT
Nathaniel Riepe
Elisha Wallace
Eon Wallace
David Surles
Isabella Surles
Zesaurias McClendon

BROWN BELT
Gabriel Cruz
Liam Crider
Arran Betz

RED BELT
Giuliana Brown
Caden Ketchman
Will Parsons

CHO DAN BO
Ciara Allen
Sauvy Shorts
Mikaela Jefferson

CHO DAN (BLACK BELT)
Ashley Duhon
Ryker Duhon
Mariah Evans
Rob Parsons
Nina Prather

EE Dan (2nd Degree Black Belt)
Dominique L. Cureton

*All students must be currently enrolled in youth karate and promotion fee must be paid not later than 12/16/13.
**Students must earn all 3 stripes to be eligible for promotion.