First Wheelchair Karate Entry in Hawaii
Todays Shotokan Karate-Do Goodwill tournament was such a success. I was the first wheelchair entry ever in Hawaii. At first the judges weren’t sure if I could enter but after sensei talked with them they allowed me to demonstrate. I took first place in Kata. The president of the federation was very impressed and will be creating a designated division to wheelchair entries this next year. For my demonstration of Heian Nidan kata they cleared the entire gym floor. I was very well received, the audience watched so close you could hear a pin drop and cheered for an extended period afterwards. Judges, sensei, and tournament goers came up throughout the day to congratulate and thank myself and senseis for the demonstration. It is very cool to be a part of pioneering ADA opportunities for tomorrow. I cannot thank my sensei and Hawaiian Shotokan Karate-Do Federation dojo enough. We have such an amazing team!
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