Recently, Bayonne MMA/ UWA HQ’s and Jersey City’s Universal Warrior Mixed Martial Arts Elite Team Wright out kicked, out punched and out shined their opponents by bringing home the gold during the “Fight for Cancer 2015 World Karate Championship” held in Atlantic City, N.J. at the Tropicana Casino & Resort. Despite fierce competition, bare knuckles and kicks to the head gear, Team Wright defeated various styles of martial arts, which included Karate, Taekwondo, Tang Soo Do, and other Martial Arts styles.
The Elite Team Wright remained on Top of their “End Game” by remaining “Undefeated”. They took home 1st place trophies, as well as gold, silver, and bronze medals for the UWA Academy.
Grandmaster Austin Wright Sr. was honored with an award during public ceremonial event for participating in the “Fight for Cancer” for over 26 years, run by Grandmaster Giacobbe, who is World Tang Soo Do Tournament Director.
The Fight for Cancer Karate World Champions winners are listed below: Georgiy Aleksaryan won 1st in Kata, 2nd in Sparring, and 2nd in Breaking. Sensei Kenneth Jackson Jr. won 1st place in the Black Belt Masters Division and 3rd place in weapons and Kata. York Byrd Watson Jr., a Black Belt, won the 2nd place Silver in the Black Belt 14-16 year old Division. Sensei Eulices Mateo won 1st place Gold in the 18-34 year Men’s Black Belt Division. Ciara Castillo won 1st place Gold in the Girls Teenage Brown Belt Division and 2nd in Kata. Grant Asatryan won 1st in the Kids Kumite and 1st place Gold Breaking Division. Chance Fisher took 3rd place in the kid’s 7-8 year old division. Garen Asatryan won 2nd in forms in the Adult 18-34 Brown Belt Division. Jamal Bernard won 2nd in the 10 -12 Black Belt Division. Honorable mention went to Jr. Black Belt Justin Gomez.
Top Rated Senseis and Instructors include Master Antonio Wilson (6th Dan), Sensei Joe McNamara, Sensei Kenneth Thompson Sr. and Kenneth Thompson Jr., 1st Dan, Sensei Mateo, 3rd Dan, Sensei Price 3rd Dan, York Watson 2nd Dan, Sensei Hassan Shakabam, 3rd Dan Ms. Brea, Coach Jerry Asatryan, Tony Harvin, and Angela Corceia.
All students are trained under direct supervision of by Grandmaster (HANSHI) Austin Wright Sr. who holds a 10th Dan Soke Dai in Universal Warrior Martial Arts, 9th Dan in the American Judo Ju-Jitsu Combative Arts Self Defense System, 8th Dan in Isshin-Ryu Karate, PKF Rated Professional Kick-Boxing Coach and Amateur MMA Full Contact striking and Takedown Coach and Trainer. For more information call 201-437-1820. Ask about our FREE Trial Classes in August through September Back to School Trial Month Unlimited Time Only!!! Check out our website, www.uwa-martialarts.com