In the above photo are winners: 9 1st places out of 10 competitors at the Southern Region Open Karate Tournament held at the Dothan Civic Center on 2 November, 2019 10 students from Conley’s Keichu-Do Academy of Martial Arts competed at the 40th Annual Southern Region Open Karate Tournament in Dothan, Alabama. The results were remarkable, having 9 out of the 10 competitors winning a 1st place trophy in their final tournament for 2019. The Keichu Warriors competed in four competitions this year and the results all were excellent. The winnings at the Civic Center started off in the women black belt division 18-34, with Danai Coleman placing 1st in both forms and weapons and in the executive women black belt division age 43 and up, Rodelyn Mullins placed 1st in both forms and weapons. In the junior black belt division age 12-14, Jace Himes placed 1st in fighting, 2nd in weapons and 4th in forms. All the black belts did a great job. In the under black belt division the winnings started in the brown belt division age 13 -14 yr old with Layton Smith placing 2nd in forms, 1st in both fighting and weapons. In the junior girl’s division age 13-14 year old intermediate, Lila Haddix placed 1st in both forms and weapons, and 3rd in fighting. In the beginners division age 13-14, Landon Smith placed 1st in forms. In the beginners division age 9-10 year old, Lennon Chandler placed 1st in forms while in the same division, Levi Helms a Keichu-Do Warrior from the Encore Fine Arts Studio in Geneva, AL placed 3rd in forms. Lucy Frilot from Geneva placed 1st in forms in the 6 and under age group all belts. The Warrior’s will start off year 2020 at the 21st Annual IKC Challenge in Columbus, Georgia in February. We are looking for another great year. “KEICHU WARROR’S NEVER QUIT”.
The above photo are winners from the 32nd Annual Sunshine Classic Open Karate Tournament, In Panama City FL on 14 September 2019. Front: , Lennon Chandler, Lucy Frilot, Levi Helms, Tyler “Cotton” Sherrer, Sensei Laurie Conley, Back: Grand Master Eldrige Conley, Sensei Danai Coleman, Jace Himes, Layton Smith, Landon Smith and Lila Haddix
Are some of the winners from the South Alabama Karate Open Tournament held in Andalusia, AL On 8 June 2019. Three of the Keichu worriers are not in the photo. This was Cotton Sherrer 10th Grand
In the above photo are winners from the IKC Challenge Karate Tournament in Columbus, GA
The winnings started off in the junior black belt division ages 15 – 17 with Tyler “Cotton” Sherrer placing 1st in forms, 2nd in both weapons and fighting. He also won the overall Grand Championship for the 15-17 division. Jace Himes in the junior black belt division ages 14 and under placed 1st in both weapons and forms and 3rd in fighting. He also won the overall Grand Championship for the 14 and under black belt division. Keith Warren competed in the 15 – 17 brown belt division and placed 2nd in forms and 2nd in fighting. In the 15 – 17 intermediate division, Tylor Wardrobe placed 2nd in both forms and fighting. The newest member of the Keichu-Do family, Landon Smith, competed in the 10 & 11 year old beginners division and placed 3rd in forms. Not in photo is Landon