A big, heartfelt congratulations go out to Maya Wasowicz and Manuel Tavares from IMA Goshin Ryu, and David Muhammad from IMA Integrity Martial Arts Academy who qualified to be members of the 2014 USA Senior National Team this past weekend in Chicago.
David Muhammad (Male Elite Kumite -84) 2nd Place
Maya Wasowicz (Female Elite Kumite +68) 2nd Place and (Female Elite Open Weight Kumite) 2nd Place
Manuel Tavares (Male Elite Kumite -67) 2nd Place
As members of the 2014 USA Senior National Team, Maya, Manuel and David will be attending two championships. The North American Cup will be held in British Columbia, Canada in mid March, and the Senior Pan American Championship in Margarita Island in Venezuela in late May. Good luck to all of you!
A special and sincere thank you goes out to Sensei Luis Ruiz (shown above, with the David, Maya, and Manuel) for coaching at the tournament and supporting all of our IMA competitors. Sensei Ruiz is knowledgeable, experienced and dedicated to IMA and knows how to build our athletes both physically and mentally. He did an excellent job. Thank you, Sensei Ruiz!
Congratulations to the whole IMA family for working together and being there for each other. May we all share in the joyous celebration of the accomplishments of these superb athletes.