First time competitors bring home medals

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Sarah Avery Boaz and Jeremiah Boston with Sensei Steven Hewett. - Courtesy Photo | For The Stokes News

Students from Japan Shudokan Budo-Kai Karate School in King returned from their latest competition at the 2018 AAU Karate Super Regional Championships that was held in Raleigh, NC. Two students brought home a gold and two silver medals during the event.

“I am extremely proud of my students who have spent many long hours training at the dojo and at home preparing for these competitions,” Sensei Steven Hewett said. “You can’t measure the talent of students by the size of the building they train in because some of United States best competitors come from small dojos.”

Sarah Avery Boaz competed for her first time in the six-year-old beginner division placed silver in both kobudo (weapons) and empty hand kata.

Also competing for his first time was Jeremiah Boston in the 10-year-old beginner division. He won gold in kobudo (weapons) kata garnering the AAU Karate Super Regional Champion title.

“Your students are a reflection of their instructor and training,” Hewett said.

The AAU Karate Super Regional Championships was the last qualifying event before the nationals that are being held in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida the last week of June. Hewett will be one of the National AAU Karate judges this year.

Japan Shudokan Budo-Kai Karate School is the only licensed National Karate Federation (NKF) and AAU National Karate Training facility in Stokes County. For more information, pictures and video check out their Facebook page or website at www.jskd.us.

Sarah Avery Boaz and Jeremiah Boston with Sensei Steven Hewett.
https://www.thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/web1_IMG_0077-1.jpgSarah Avery Boaz and Jeremiah Boston with Sensei Steven Hewett. Courtesy Photo | For The Stokes News

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