Fall 2019 Young’s Karate Tournament

Congratulations to the Min’s Karate Competition Team and their successful performance at the 35th Annual Young’s Karate Tournament.  Competitors gathered from all across the mid-state area early Saturday morning at Bellefonte Area High School just outside state college.  Dozens of schools representing martial arts including Tang Soo Do, Taekwondo, Karate, and Kung Fu gathered for the annual event hosted by Master Lenny Young.

The Min’s Karate Competition Team represented by Ryan Craig, Lydia Gaskin, Evan Belden, Kaiden Lay, Alexandra Martin, Shohjahon Jalilov, Lillie Straub, Logan Belden, Connor Martin, Cameron Nguyen, Emily Balog, and Nicholas Caleman placed in 25 events.

Min’s Karate won its first team honors for “Most Support” and “Team Award” for having the most students compete and earning the most points for placing in the top 3 in each division by a single academy.

Ryan Craig led the way by winning 1st in the teen black belt forms, 1st in teen black belt weapons, and capped it off by earning his first Grand Championship in forms/weapons.