Shuki Kan Dojo holds tourney

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Shuki Kan Dojo

The "Shuki Kan Dojo" in Story City held its first-ever youth full-contact kumite (fighting) tournament Saturday, Nov. 7, at the Roland-Story Elementary School gymnasium. Students ranging in age from 5 to 16 competed in three different styles of full-contact karate kumite. The event was open to the public at no charge.

In the 5- to 7-year-old group were, back row, Wyatt Greenfield, Hendrik Klein, Simon Fink, Sensei Anthony Rhoad, Dillon Miller, Liam Garry, Ryne Johnson, Roma Miller, front row, Aiden Miller, Bekah Brenneman, Paul Denekas, Nikolai Kenoyer.

The dojo plans to host another tournament in spring 2020.

Those pictured placed first, second or third in at least one event.

The dojo's sensei is Anthony Rhoad, and the dojo teaches old-style Okinawan Kempo Karate focusing on character building and life protection skills. 

In the 8- to 16-year-old group were, left to right, Nolan Rhoad, Riker Warwick, Holden Klein, Hagen Klein, Tristen Crabbs, Skyler Blagg, Caleb Danielson, Colton Fink, Hudson Fink and Sam Fink.