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Karate Tournament at Westbury Village Sports Center a Big Success

On Nov. 21, the Westbury Okinawan Karate School, affiliated with the Westbury Recreation Department and the Long Island Shidokan Association, teamed up to conduct a Karate Tournament in the Westbury Village Sports Center at 346 Post Ave. Other dojos from Hicksville and Little Neck, which are a part of the Long Island Shidokan Association, were also competing. Over 60 students participated in kata and sparring events. Multi-level Blackbelts to 3-year-old white belts male and female participated for the audience of family, friends and other visitors who attended.

Many of Westbury’s students took home trophies for 1st, 2nd and 3rd in their respective divisions. Others that competed and were not that successful took home participation trophies as well. Those from the Westbury dojo that competed in the event are: Dexter Golbourne, Greg Abram, Matthew Libby, Alvin Campos, Kiarra Richardson Isabella Escorza, Jael Ferguson, Joseph Ferguson, Jason Ferguson and Indraneel Reddy Vaka.

The Westbury Okinawan Karate School (dojo), has been working with the Westbury Recreation Department to bring a traditional Okinawan style of karate to the village. The program, coordinated by Sensei John Power 4th Dan is in its seventh year. The Westbury School runs a continuous program that eventually leads to Blackbelt and beyond. The school accepts children 6 years of age up to adults. New students are always welcome and there is continuous enrollment every Monday and Thursday evenings from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

For additional information call Sensei John Power at 333-8489 or visit the website at www.westburykarate.com.