Urban Cup /Urban Legacy 2006
New York City, New York
Jim Kelley sent these photo's of his daughter
Catherine, who participated in the 6-7 year old beginners ring.
Catherine (she is a yellow belt now),
is a member of the R.K.A. Dojo in Bridgeport, CT under the guidance of
Kyoshi Hector Rodriguez.
Catherine with her first place trophy (far
Sort of verifies that practice does indeed make perfect.
You can not buy this type of positive experience for your children!
Yes, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place trophies are terrific, BUT, even the children on
the back row
standing proudly at attention during the awards ceremony WERE WINNERS!!
They showed up to class, they showed up to participate, they
preformed (with fear and trembling)
in front of those adult black belt judges...and THEY WON because they WERE
Shihan David Washington, Kyoshi Meneghini (2nd from left), Hanshi Malanoski,
and the "l'AGKAI Team" (Italy), with the "Grand Champion" trophy.
Kyoshi Meneghini (3rd from left) with his Karate Italian "l'AGKAI Team"
team win some serious "gold" and take home the Grand Champion cup as well.
Group photo or the Karate "Masters" attending the 1st Urban Cup/Urban Legacy
Photo compliments of Urban Cup contestant, Max Lee.
Mr. Jose Jimenez, 3rd Dan, warms up to compete in the Black Belt division. Photo
by Max Lee.
Competitor Max Lee: 1st Place Kata & 1st place Kumite in Green Belt
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