On Sunday October 22nd, 2017, Wright’s School of Traditional and Universal Warrior Mixed Martial Arts’ newest rising star Juniors, Declan McCormick (Orange Belt, aged 11) and Cassandra J., (Yellow Belt, aged 12), were excited to watch their action-packed, intense Competition. But just wait until they hit the mats.
It was fun to watch, as adrenaline flew throughout the arenas. Afterwards, Kenneth Jackson Jr. took the Adult Black Belt (Ages 18-34) Fighting and Weapons Divisions…Team Wright’s 3 UWA Martial Art Competitors out kicked, out punched, and out shouted their formidable opponents to bring home (back to New Jersey) (7) 1st place titles from Cervizzi’s.
Karate Championship, which was held at the Hilton Boston Hotel in Massachusetts.
Declan McCormick was on Fire and placed 1st in all 3 Categories: Weapons, Kata (forms) and Fighting. He left the Tournament with 3 trophies from the Novice (11-12 year old) Division.
Cassandra J. took 1st in Kumite, beating a boy in the Sparring Novice Division. She then tied, but faced defeat and took home 2nd in Forms when her and her opponent both performed the same Kata as a tie breaker.
The tournament Director was Soke Paul Cervezzi (10th Dan) and he presented Grandmaster Austin Wright Sr. an award for his support in representing NJ, and Grandmaster Doc Jim Thomas, President of the “Alliance,” was there on hand to Wright as well. It was an intense, fun, fair tournament.
All the students are members of the UWA Martial Arts Federation of America A.O.K.A. and U.S. National Martial Arts Team Alliance.