Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Irish Cup!

17th Irish Cup

Rodney C. Peoples Go Dan 5th Degree Black Belt
PO Box 349
Pine Grove, CA 95665

Sensei Rodney C. Peoples just returned from the 17th Irish Cup in Dublin Ireland.  He indicated it was an amazing trip that started in Athens, Greece.  A former team member under Don Madden, Katherine Loukopoulos lives in Greece and showed the team many sites in Greece including the ruins in Deiphi, some of the islands, and in Athens the Agoura and the Acropolis.  There was an amazing view of the Acropolis from the rooftop of the hotel where the team stayed.
There were a total of 32 people traveling with the AKJU Team America.  There were 17 competitors with the team and took home 52 medals; 25 gold, 18 silver, and 15 bronze including the Irish Cup in Ju Jitsu.  The remaining travelers were family members and friends of the team competitors.  All indicated they had a wonderful time.
Sensei Peoples won a gold metal in sparring, open hand forms, and weapons forms.  He also won a bronze medal for team fighting.
The American woman’s team fighting won silver medal only losing to one of the Irish teams by 1 point.  The American men’s team fighting took the bronze in their division.
Being a part of the AKJU team America is open to many styles of matial arts including Karate, Ju Jistu, and Kung Fu.  If you are interested in joining the AKJU and travel with the team to the 18th Irish Cup nest year please contact the Ko Sutemi West at (209)-296-4200 or email to be informed of upcoming qualifying events.

Karate classes:
            Kids (ages 5-10) Monday – Friday 4:00pm – 5:00pm
            Adult (10 and up) Monday – Friday 6:00pm – 7:30pm

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