Benjamin Schwartz, a beginner junior yellow belt student at Genbu-Kai Karate, traveled to Miami to compete in the 2014 Chojun Miyagi Cup.
Competitors traveled from Bahamas, Bermuda, Ecuador, Peru, Dominican Republic, Trinidad, Turkey, Venezuela, as well as throughout Florida and many U.S. states.
Schwartz participated in both Kata (forms) and Kumite (sparring), capturing third place in sparring after facing off with 5 to 11 competitors in each division.
Schwartz’s showing was excellent job given that it was his first competition.
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: Ben Schwartz with Sensei Keith Moore.