Locals earn martial arts awards
Published 10:25 am Thursday, August 2, 2018
Fifteen students from the Triad Martial Arts & Wrestling Academy in Advance participated in the N.C. Nationals Martial Arts Championships on Saturday, July 21 in Jacksonville.
They brought home 41 top three finishes.
Tylon Ward took first in Forms, Weapons Forms and Sparring; while Austin Perdue took second in each category in the age 5 and under division.
Alex Perdue took first in Forms, Weapons Forms and Sparring; and Clayton Goodman took second in Forms, Weapons Forms and third in Sparring for the Age 6-7 beginners division.
Kyle Helms took third in the Sparring Competition for the age 8-9 advanced division.
Hailey Bowman finished first in Sparring, second in Weapons Forms and Forms in the Girls 9-10 beginners division.
Kendal Helms took third in the Weapons Forms, Forms & Sparring division for age 10-11 boys advanced division; while Kattie Helms finished second in Sparring and third in Weapons Forms & Forms for the age 10-11 girls advanced division.
Dakota Beane took first in Weapons Forms, second in the Forms and third in Sparring for ages 12-13 beginners division; while Shemwell Beane took third in Weapons Forms for the age 12-13 beginners division.
Grace Barre won first in Weapons Forms andForms and finished second in Sparring in the girls 14-15 intermediate division.
Calista Perdue finished first in Weapons Forms, second in Sparring and third in Forms in the girls 16-17 beginners division.
Elizabeth Miller finished first in Weapons Forms, second in Sparring and third in Forms in the ladies 18-35 beginners division.
Amy Callahan took first in Weapons Forms, Forms and the Sparring competition for the executive women’s beginners division.
Sensei Michele Coalson took first in Weapons Forms, Forms and the Sparring competition in the executive women’s Black Belt division.
Triad Martial Arts & Wrestling Academy is at 160 Webb Way in Advance, and offers martial arts instruction as well as free womens self defense classes monthly. Call (336) 486-6542.