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Martial arts students compete at tournament

Sixteen students from Ultimate Martial Arts and Fitness recently competed in The Ultimate Showdown Karate and Jiu-Jitsu Tournament in Woodbury, Minn., on Sunday, Oct. 27. All of the students did excellent and placed high in the rankings with many first place finishes. Samurai swords were awarded to the grand champion winners. To be eligible for the grand champion event, students must have competed in at least three traditional divisions.

Tyler Lehmann is six years old and won the 10 & under, under Black Belt grand champion sword. He placed first in every division: self defense, traditional form, traditional weapons, musical form and sparring.

Chris Krueger won the 16-20 black belt grand champion sword. He won first in traditional form, creative form, and sparring, third in traditional weapons and won the grand championship with his creative form.

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
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