Genbu-Kai Students Compete In California

Philip Harris and Taylor Matthews, students of Genbu-Kai Florida, recently traveled to California to compete in the 53rd annual International Goodwill Karate-Do Championships. Competition was in karate, kobudo (Okinawan weapons) and batto-do (Japanese sword). Divisions were in kata (forms), kumite (sparring) and tameshigiri (cutting with the sword). Harris placed first in both batto kata and cutting. Matthews placed third in batto kata and second in batto cutting. While there, Harris tested for his sho-dan (first degree black belt) in batto. Both are active in karate, kobudo and batto at the Wellington school. Shown above are Philip Harris, Sensei Keith Moore and Taylor Matthews.