Martial Art Students Attend the LA Govenor Games, Advance Belt Rank

May 23, 2019 - On March 9, 2019 students from Self Defense America in Center TX went and competed in the LA Govenor Games in Shreveport LA. These students come from Center, Shelbyville, Tenaha, Timpson, Joaquin and San Augustine TX, Shelby County was well repesented. Events at the Games were Forms, Specialty Forms, Point Sparring, Chanbara and Jujitsu. Each Student will be listed with the place the received. For over half of these students this was their first competition.

Pictured above: Emma Madden two 2nd place and two 5th place, Rex Payne one 3rd place and three 5th place, Caitlyn Madden two, 1st place one 2nd place and one 5th place, Jess Clark two 2nd place, Jahaziel Figueroa one 2nd, one 4th and one 5th place, Zac Payne one 3rd place and one 5th place. 

Students that are not in photo were: Ryder Moody one 1st and two 2nd place, Zoey Deas one 5th place, Logan Galindo one 1st, one 2nd and two 4th place, Jamie Lindley two 1st place, Keven Maldando two 5th place, Jovanny Maldando one 2nd, one 3rd and one 5th place. Laim Jarvis two 5th place, and Keaton Smith one 1st and one 2nd place. Awesome job everyone!

Belt Rank Testing was held on March 2, 2019 at Self Defense America in Center TX. Student had to preform strikes, blocks, kicks, self defense and endurance techniques up to their current belt rank. Students in the photo all passed to their next belt ranking.

Back Row: Rex Payne - 2nd Gup Black/Red, Trevor Lester - 2nd Gup Black/Red, Trace Lester - 4th Gup Brown, Caitlyn Broussard - 8th Gup Orange and Liam Jarvis - 9th Yellow. Front Row: Carter Andrews - 7th Gup Green, Victoria Hogan - 8th Gup Orange and Peyton Askew - 9th Gup Yellow. In splits is Ryder Moody - 6th Gup Purple. 

Congratulations to all the students for their hard work!