2018 National All Martial Arts Championship

Gabe flying side kicks a board over 3 children

Congratulations to the Min’s Karate Competition Team and their successful performance at the 2018 National All Martial Arts Championship.  Competitors gathered from all across the country early Saturday morning at the Monroeville Convention Center just outside Pittsburgh, PA.  Dozens of schools representing martial arts including Tang Soo Do, Taekwondo, Karate, and Kung Fu gathered for this 44th annual event hosted by Grandmaster C.S. Kim.

The Min’s Karate Competition Team represented by Coleman Miller (3rd weapons), Neil Wiest (3rd breaking), Gabriel Smitz (2nd weapons), Gabby Wiest (3rd sparring), Jaxson Wiest (2nd weapons),  Liam Mulholland (1st breaking, 2nd weapons, 3rd forms), Zachary Shifflett, Evan Beldon (1st weapons, 2nd in forms) , and Henry Hribal (1st breaking, 1st sparring, 2nd forms, 2nd weapons) combined to place in 14 events including 4 division championships.

Evan and Henry finish 1st-2nd

Zachary practices his form in the staging area

Liam is all smiles after finishing 1st-2nd-3rd in breaking, weapons, and forms.

Evan finished a great day with 1st & 2nd place finishes in weapons and forms