Monday, February 20, 2006

Regional Karate Competition

On February 4th, Ana competed in a karate tournament where she won 2nd place in kata (a choreographed fight) and 1st place in fighting. She lost kata to her friend Niki pictured here (in the red belt). The man kneeling in front of them is Mr. Gallacher, a 9th degree black belt and the Executive Vice President of United Fighting Arts Federation and Chunk Kuk Do, the style we train under. He is third in line in our organization behind Mr. Chuck Norris and Mr. Aaron Norris. It's good to know people in high places. This man is also my instructor's instructor. In karate lineage that makes Ana and me (Karen) the great granddaughters to Chuck Norris!!