Local Karate Instructor Competes In California

Sensei Keith Moore, chief instructor at Genbu-Kai Karate in Wellington, traveled to Santa Ana, Calif., to compete in the 43rd Annual Goodwill Championships.

Moore participated and assisted teaching seminars conducted by world-recognized instructors in karate, kobudo (Okinawan weapons) and batto (Japanese sword). The two-day competition included more than 500 competitors total, from all around the world, including the U.S., Canada and Mexico. All competitions were held at the Costa Mesa High School.

Moore competed in batto kata (form), tameshigiri (cutting), three-person team tameshigiri, dodan-giri (vertical cutting), and haya-waza giri (advanced specialized cutting). He placed in all five divisions, capturing third in haya-waza giri, third in dodan-giri, and fourth in black belt kata, individual cutting and team cutting.

Genbu-Kai Karate is conveniently located in the Wellington Marketplace shopping plaza. For more information on classes, call (561) 804-1002 or visit www.floridagenbukai.com.

ABOVE: Sensei Keith Moore of Wellington competes in haya-waza giri.