Hello Sensei Sealy
Isaac had a fantastic experience at the International Martial French Open V tournament. It was a big tournament with representation from Great Britain, Ireland, Italy, Germany, some from Canada, and the Team USA for Artistic Kata. I had never witnessed this combination of gymnastics and martial arts like this before. People launch themselves 6 feet into the air and do incredible extreme kicks and other tricks. There was also a strong showing in the traditional forms of Karate, Tae KwonDo, Kung Fu, Jiu-Jitsu and a strong showing of Rajakalai, among others!!! The Rajakalai showing was excellent. Lots of weapons. In great form, Isaac, representing Sealy Karate Schools, took the first place in the boys 8-9 category. He got a big applause and lots of congratulations. He kicked one kid to the ground 4 times! Point-fighting, hits to the face allowed, 5 points for a victory. He cleaned without doubt there. As Sensei Sealy recommended, he never dropped the left hand and kept on firing with the right hand (in sort of a funny way that Sensei Rob showed him….). He looked strong and controlled – no hesitation, lots of good action. We witnessed some very good fighting, particularly between Tae Kwon Do and Karate and Kung Fu and Karate. Karate won over Tae KwonDo, but the Kung Fu champ from Mexico (Eduardo ….) beat the German Karateka. All in all it was an excellent experience in this international tournament. Isaac’s training at Sealy Karate is truly world class – he was, in my opinion, in the top 5% of the competitors. His forms stood out – kudos to the sensei’s at Sealy Karate. I would just like to add that Isaac is training twice a week by himself (I), with my very basic coaching and the video that Sensei Sealy made for him.
The Marangoni Family