On Sunday, March 25, 2012, twenty four of Brooklyn Amity School Karate students from After School Karate Program participated in “The USA Karate/NKF Qualifier for the 2012 National Championships” together with 350 athletes from the East Cost of USA. This was one of the major qualifications for the athletes to have a chance to compete in the National Championship which will be held in Ft. Lauderdale Florida in July 12-15, 2012. So, our karate team earned 4 gold, 7 silver and 6 bronze medals. So, the total 17 (70%) of our athletes received medals in this prestigious championship.
17 Medals from Amity Karate Students
The performance of our karate students was amazing although it was their first try in such qualification. So, twenty four students out of twenty four were qualified to participate in the National Championship. This is such a great accomplishment for such a young After School Karate Program of Brooklyn Amity School. It has been only for 3 years that we run the After School Karate Program in our school. Although our students have less experience compared to other students from other karate schools, they have achieved tremendous accomplishments in such a short time. I strongly believe that one day we will be the NUMBER ONE KARATE SCHOOL in the nation. However, we have to be more realistic that our athletes need a bit more time to complete the technical requirements and need more competition experiences. Every competition is equal to about 10 of regular karate practice. So, more competition experience that we get, we are closer to our dream, TO BE THE BEST KARATE SCHOOL in the USA. The best part in this competition was team cohesiveness and team work of our athletes, our parents and the spectators who came to support our students.
First of all, I would like to congratulate all of our students and wish them good luck in the next National Championship and would like to recognize achievements of seventeen athletes who took medals in the competition. Secondly, I want to send my special thanks to our Official Sponsors “Masal Cafe” and “Su Family”. Finally, I want to express my deep gratitude to the members of Brooklyn Amity School community for supporting our team tirelessly from the beginning to the end of this event.