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The Memphis Open Competitor Spotlight for December 2018
Come Join Kira in Southaven, MS on February 15th and 16th, 2019
https://www.thememphisopen.com/

Name: Kira Lee Jones  

Age: 14 years old 

Hobbies: Drawing and music 

Martial Arts School: Harris Holt Martial Arts Academy 

Martial Arts Instructor(s): Shihans Ralph Holt and Blake Harris, Sensei Lance Boyd and Sensei Jacob Kilburn and special shout out to Kara Short who has been my coach for 3 years 

Base System(s) of Martial Arts: Kami Bushi Do/Shotokan 

Team Affiliation: Team Heartland and Team USA WKU

League Affiliation(s): PRO-MAC, NASKA

Brief Biography: Kira Jones is one of PRO-MAC and NASKA’s up and coming young stars.  She can be frequently found dominating her black belt divisions and putting on a show in the grand champion finals.  Kira started her martial arts journey after watching the movie Kung Fu Panda when she was just a little girl.   Once she started along the martial path, she tells us that she continued training because martial arts are fun, it provides fitness, an opportunity to travel and most of all the opportunity to meet new and wonderful friends. Kira shares enthusiastically, “I like the challenges and diversity in martial arts; there’s always more to learn.”

The Memphis Open Competitor Spotlight for December 2018
Come Join Kira in Southaven, MS on February 15th and 16th, 2019
www.thememphisopen.com/

Name: Kira Lee Jones

Age: 14 years old

Hobbies: Drawing and music

Martial Arts School: Harris Holt Martial Arts Academy

Martial Arts Instructor(s): Shihans Ralph Holt and Blake Harris, Sensei Lance Boyd and Sensei Jacob Kilburn and special shout out to Kara Short who has been my coach for 3 years

Base System(s) of Martial Arts: Kami Bushi Do/Shotokan

Team Affiliation: Team Heartland and Team USA WKU

League Affiliation(s): PRO-MAC, NASKA

Brief Biography: Kira Jones is one of PRO-MAC and NASKA’s up and coming young stars. She can be frequently found dominating her black belt divisions and putting on a show in the grand champion finals. Kira started her martial arts journey after watching the movie Kung Fu Panda when she was just a little girl. Once she started along the martial path, she tells us that she continued training because martial arts are fun, it provides fitness, an opportunity to travel and most of all the opportunity to meet new and wonderful friends. Kira shares enthusiastically, “I like the challenges and diversity in martial arts; there’s always more to learn.”
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An old picture in the old school that was shared by Mel of some of the old gang. Miss the folks in this picture. Thank you for sharing Mel. ... See MoreSee Less

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No class tonight on base for adults due to the weather. It's too late to cancel the kids' class, so I'm on my way. If you'd like to stay in and stay safe tonight, feel free to join us tomorrow at 6:30 at Hope Lutheran Church; kids and adults! ... See MoreSee Less

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Josh Buford's Sport Karate Academy
The Pro-Mac experience for the Buford's in 2018 has been nothing short of AMAZING!!! Thank you @Professional Martial Arts Conference - Pro-Mac for such a great, encouraging and professional experience! See you in 2019!!!
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No class tonight on the Air Force Base as the facility will be closed for Veteran's Day. We will also be closed at all locations next week for Thanksgiving! ... See MoreSee Less

 

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DSK Students Getting Ready to Test

DSK Students at three locations preparing to test in April of 2018.  We are very proud of all the hard work that our students have put into getting ready!  May of you need to continue working on Geicho Yi Bu Sang Gup!  Own it!

Below Noah poses with his family after officially becoming the senior Yellow Belt at the Airbase Class!  Way to go Noah!

Noah showing us a glimpse of his fighting spirit!

Not to be left out, two days later good friends and training partners Kaylee and Cheyene earn their stripes!  Great work!

Our yellow belts only need their Self-Defense Stripe and testing is assured!

DSK Rocks the Bridge

DSK Martial Arts students from two school locations (Marshall Road and McArthur Drive)  went and competed today successfully at the Battle Under the Bridge!  Congratulations!

Emmett getting ready for forms – 2nd out of 12.  Emmett competed up a level today for the first time in the intermediate division.  Good job!
Deboarah came to play today (don’t let the chilled pose foul you).  She placed 1st in Sparring and 2nd in Forms.  Moreover, Deborah went up an age bracket to the 15-16 year old bracket!  Way to represent your school!

Abby competed up a level today for the first time in intermediate and did very well.  In the picture above she fought for first, but came in second in a close one.  She also placed 2nd in Extreme Weapons.  Way to go Abby!
Additionally, our school had several other competitors do very well at the event winning 2nd through 4th place.  We are proud of everyone.  Now, let’s get ready for Mr. Joey Perry’s Arkansas Open on April 28th in Jonesboro!

Battle Under the Bridge March 10, 2018

DSK Students from multiple school locations converging on West Memphis for Master Brewer’s Battle Under the Bridge on March 10, 2018.  This event kicks off the ASKC season.  Good luck students!

Students getting ready for the Battle Under the Bridge.  We are coming to West Memphis to have fun!!

 

DSK Students Help Feed the Needy in Jacksonville

I want to thank our students for teaming up with Hope Lutheran Church’s Food Pantry helping to feed the needy in Jacksonville, Arkansas.  You guys are awesome.  We will start taking food donations on a quarterly basis for those that continue to want to help out.  Next quarter, I know we can do better!!!  Thanks to all who donated!

Abby Yowell Puts on a Dominant Performance at the Memphis Open

Arkansas State Champion Abigail Yowell put on a dominant performance on February 17, 2018 at Joey Perry’s Memphis Open.  Abby won first in three divisions, second and three third place awards!  Way to go Abby.  This was Abby’s last time competing as a beginner.  On March 17, 2018 she will be competing for the first time as an Intermediate belt at Master Brewer’s Battle Under the Bridge.

DSK Students Claim their 2017 State Champion Titles

Deborah, Shihan Bly, Shihan Yowell, Abby, Mikaela, Samantha, Emmett

On February 10th, 2018 the ASKC crowned its State Champions!  DSK Martial Arts students were there to represent us and the state of Arkansas.  We are very proud of our students and in particular these young champs!!  Way to go!

Some of our girls dancing away!!

Emmett, Robin and Ricky.  Man Emmett looks sharp!