Masters get their due at Pennsylvania Karate Championships
TribLIVE Sports Videos
The Pennsylvania Karate Championships will offer a twist.
The event, scheduled at 10 a.m. Nov. 10 at Valley High School in New Kensington, will celebrate its 40th anniversary.
“The championships will start with a special ceremony honoring all the masters and grand masters who've been in the arts for 40 years or more,” event organizer Frank Caliguri said.
The championship will feature local contestants and competitors from surrounding states and Canada. There will be a wide range of age groups from the tiny tots/5-and-under division to the 35-and-older senior division.
Caliguri, whose school sponsors the event, said there will be many high-ranking martial artists.
“Angelo Marziale from Creighton will compete,” Caliguri said.
“He's the state champion six years in a row,”
The championships also will be televised by Champions Live Sports and Entertainment.
The Pennsylvania Karate Rating Association will be give out its top 10 state awards, based on a culmination of seasonlong points.
Among other local contestants competing are Lower Burrell's Angel Sullivan, a state champion brown belt in the 13-14 year old sparring advanced division, and ranked in the top 10 nationally. Another contestant is Kelly Lecocq of Lower Burrell, who is ranked in the top three in the women's advanced Kata.
The event is an open tournament and will feature numerous disciplines, including karate, kung fu and tae kwon do.
Seven grand-champion trophies will be awarded for children and adult divisions.
Tickets are available at the gate or at the Academy of Martial Arts in Lower Burrell.
Prices are $8 for adults and $5 for children 12 and younger. More information about the competition can be found at www.academyofmartialarts.org or by calling Frank or Nancy Caliguri at 724-335-9300, or 724-335-5550.
Jesse Huba is a freelance writer.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Pirates storm back with late rally to defeat Diamondbacks, 9-4
- Steelers’ Blake prefers secondary job
- Pirates notebook: Cole scratched from rehab start at Indianapolis
- Locke’s difficulties continue thanks to old friends
- Connellsville loses pillar of Catholic community
- Steelers notebook: Team extends Suisham’s contract through 2018
- Eastern Derry VFD closes
- Steelers rookie says Sam, his former roommate, has changed
- Rostraver police identify suspect in home invasion
- Rise in pickup truck sales a good sign for economy
- Police: Body found beneath Tarentum Bridge is jumper