2009 News

 

ONE MORE WAY TO KEEP IN TOUCH

Along with our website, you can now also keep in touch with the "going ons" of The West Shore Academy of Martial Arts via facebook. So login and become a fan!

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LOST AND FOUND

The lost and found at the Academy has grown. Hats, lone gloves, sweatshirts and more can be found in WSAMA's Lost and Found. Please be sure to stop by the office and look for your missing items.

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BEST OF THE BEST KARATE TOURNAMENT

CHAMBERSBURG (Dec 6) Congratulations to Team Lion's Pride members who participated and won in their respective divisions. The winnings of the six team members who went included 5 First Places and 2 Grand Championships. Click here for detailed results. Great job, kids! 

 

 

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2009 WSAMA AWARD WINNERS
Congratulations to the following students who shined during 2009:

Black Belt Excellence Award - Joseph Mizrahi
Jr. Black Belt Excellence Award- David Kirkpatrick
Adult Class Student of the Year Award - Robert Schlicker
Childrenís Class Student of the Year Award - Cameron Merris, Sawyer Van Etten
Adultís Class Most Improved Student of the Year Award - Andy Loza
Childrenís Class Most Improved Student of the Year Award - Megan McKinney

COMPETITORS OF THE YEAR AWARDS
First Place - Deanna Vergara
Second Place - Jessica Vergara 
Third Place - David Kirkpatrick 
Fourth Place - Cameron Merris

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HOLIDAY WSAMA SWEATSHIRTS AND T-SHIRTS 

Orders are now being taken for WSAMA's navy blue sweatshirts (available in crew neck and hoods) and T-Shirts.  Call or come to the office to place your orders. Samples are hanging by the office window. If your orders are placed by Friday December 4th, your orders are guaranteed to arrive by Christmas morning!! 

 

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ADULTS CLASS PROMOTIONS

WSAMA's Adults Class Promotions are scheduled for Saturday December 5th. The Black Belt Promotion will start 8am. The Color Belt Promotion will start @ 10am.  All promotion forms and paperwork should be submitted by Wednesday December 2nd. Reminder: testing students should be in full uniform (i.e. gi jacket and pants with all patches and lettering). 

 

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NOVEMBER IN-SCHOOL TOURNAMENT

CAMP HILL (November 20) - Congratulations to November's winners: Deanna Vergara - Heavyweight Division and Nicholas Moshgat - Middleweight Division. There were no eligible competitors in the Lightweight Division this month. To see previous winners, click here.

 

   

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CONGRATULATIONS NEW 1st DAN JR. BLACK BELTS!

CAMP HILL (Nov 7) Congratulations to WSAMA's newest Black Belts (1st row wearing white): Dominique Gross, Celeste Gross, Christina Gareis, Emma Hines, and (2nd row middle) Brad Tezak.  Also, special congratulations to David Kirkpatrick for earning his 2nd Dan Jr. Black Belt.  Many thanks go to the assisting Black Belts who made this day an especially memorable one for this group of young Jung Sim Do Warriors!!    

 

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OCTOBER IN-SCHOOL TOURNAMENT

CAMP HILL (October 30) - Congratulations to October's winners: David Kirkpatrick - Heavyweight Division, Dominique Gross - Middleweight Division, and Brianna Ressler - Lightweight Division. To see previous winners, click here.

 

 

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TRICK-OR-TREAT NIGHT CLASS SCHEDULE

In order for our students and parents to enjoy Trick-or-Treat night on Thursday October 29th, there will only be one (1) Children's Open Class at 4:15pm. Also, there will be the  10:10am and 4:15pm Adults Class.  There will be NO  5:10pm, 6:10pm and 7:10pm classes. Have fun and stay safe!   

 

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CENTRAL PA WARRIOR CHALLENGE

LANCASTER (Oct 24) Congratulations to Team Lion's Pride members who participated and won in their respective divisions. Results are as follows: Max Crumlich (1st in Weapons, 1st in Forms and 2nd in Fighting), Sawyer Van Etten (1st in Weapons, 1st in Forms and 3rd in Fighting), and Deanna Vergara (1st in Weapons, 3rd in Forms, 1st in Fighting and Grand Championship winner).  Great job, kids! 

 

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October 10 -11, 2009

 

WSAMA Spitfire Demo Team to perform at Pennsboro Pumpkin Fest Saturday Oct. 10th @ 12pm. Children's Class Beginner Students are invited to perform a short demo as a warm-up act for Spitfire (please come 15 minutes before show time, 11:45am, so we can organize your part). The following is the website for additional info regarding this fall festival:  pennsboropumpkinfest.com. Come support the Demo Team, enjoy the Fest, and stop by our booth!    

 

 

 

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CAMP CURTAIN OPEN KARATE TOURNAMENT

HARRISBURG (Oct 3) Congratulations to Team Lion's Pride member Steve Pataky for his winning performance at the Camp Curtain Open. Sabumnim Pataky placed 2nd in Weapons, 4th in Forms, and 3rd in Fighting.  Great job, sir! 

 

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BREATH OF NATURE KARATE TOURNAMENT

CITY ISLAND (Sept 5) Congratulations to Team Lion's Pride in participating in their last official tournament of the 2009 season. This was the most participated tournament where 25 Team Lion's Pride athletes earned 66 trophies including: "18" 1st Places, "28" 2nd Places, "11" 3rd Places, and a Grand  Championship trophy won by Clay Hazam!  Way to go and can't wait until next year! Click here for detailed results. 

 

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PIX FROM SILVER SPRING FALL FEST 2009 

 

 

 

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FAMILY FAVORITE 2009

The West Shore Academy of Martial Arts was recently honored by Central Penn Parent as a Readers Choice Family Favorite. Special thanks go to the parents of our students who believe in us and what we do, and going the extra mile to let others know how you feel!    

 

 

 

 

 

 

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SEPTEMBER IN-SCHOOL TOURNAMENT

CAMP HILL (October 2) - Congratulations to September's winners: Cameron Merris - Heavyweight Division, Sawyer VanEtten - Middleweight Division, Ian Gross - Lightweight Division, and Nicholas Moshgat - Middleweight Runner-up. To see previous winners, click here.

 

 

 

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U.S. CAPITOL CLASSICS 

ARLINGTON, VA (Aug 7-9) Congratulations to Team Lion's Pride in participating in the premiere tournament circuit in the country (North American Sport Karate Association, a.k.a. NASKA), and competing against, literally, the best competitors in the world.  Despite overwhelming odds, our delegation of athletes had  respectable showings. "Finalists" (the top 8 in each event) were awarded plaques in a field where divisions numbered as many as 35+ competitors. Click here for detailed results. 

 

 

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WEST SHORE SHOPPER - Camp Hill Edition - 8-26-09

 

 

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KEYSTONE STATE GAMES 

YORK (July 25) Congratulations to Team Lion's Pride for another successful  tournament showing. The team won a total of 30 medals including Amy Hubbard's three Gold Medals. Click here for detailed results.

 

 

 

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WSAMA SUMMER BREAK SCHEDULE

 

The Academy will be closed for Summer Break from July 20th to July 25th. Cardio Kickboxing Classes will still be held on schedule (Mon. & Wed. 6:10pm, and Tues. and Thur. 5:10pm). 

 

 

 

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TEAM WSAMA PERFORM FOR CHEERLEADING CAMP

LEWISBERRY (July 14) WSAMA's Teams Spitfire, Sparks and Lion's Pride combined forces performing a demonstration for the girls of Red Land's Cheerleading Camp. Our teams showed how cooperation and  hard work can produce performers and competitors, regardless of their athletic endeavor. You can see our Teams perform together again in the upcoming InfernoFest IV in September!

 

 

 

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CONGRATULATIONS NEW 1st DAN JR. BLACK BELTS!

CAMP HILL (July 11) Congratulations to WSAMA's newest Black Belts, Rachel Fissel and Ben Fissel (1st row: center). Also, many thanks go to the assisting Black Belts who made this day an especially memorable one for Rachel and Ben!   

 

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THE PATRIOT NEWS 7-10-09

 

 

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SUNDAY PATRIOT NEWS 7-5-09

 

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BATTLE OF HARRISBURG KARATE CHAMPIONSHIPS 

CITY ISLAND (July 4) Congratulations to Team Lion's Pride for an overwhelmingly successful day of competition. The team won 63 places including Brandon Vergara's Forms Grand Championship and Deanna Vergara's Weapons Grand Championship. Click here for detailed results.

 

 

 

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WSAMA'S ANNUAL SUMMER PICNIC

WSAMA's annual Summer Picnic has been rescheduled to Saturday July 11th from 4:30 to 8:30pm (6/20/09 date was postponed due to bad weather) at Seibert Memorial Park in Camp Hill off Bypass on Route 15 (Click here for park info). Sign up poster is up at the dojang. As always, the use of the park's facilities including pool, basketball courts, etc. will be available to our students, friends and family. Looking forward to seeing everyone there! 

 

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CONGRATULATIONS NEW 1st & 2nd DAN SR. BLACK BELTS!

CAMP HILL (June 6) Congratulations to WSAMA's newest Black Belt, Alycia Stokes (1st row: center). Congratulations also to the following Black Belts who went from 1st Dan Jr. to 1st Dan Sr. level:  Matthew Kuentzler, Kelsey Chung, and Justin Bocks (2nd row: 4th, 5th and 6th from the left). Lastly, WSAMA is very proud to introduce our newest  2nd Dan Sr. Sabumnims: Brian Kirkpatrick and Anne O'Connell (1st row: 2nd and 4th from left). 

 

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JUNE 2009 ADULTS CLASS PROMOTION 6-06-09

 

 

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MAY IN-SCHOOL TOURNAMENT

CAMP HILL (May 29) - Congratulations to May's winners: Fiona Martell - Heavyweight Division, Nicholas Sather - Middleweight Division and John Roesner - Middleweight Runner-up. To see previous winners, click hereNext In-School Tournament is is scheduled for Friday June 26th at 5:10pm.   

 

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2009 WSAMA's PICTURE DAY 4-27-09

 

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2008-2009 HOME SCHOOL CLASS PROMOTION 4-21-09

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3RD ANNUAL SAM'S BUTTERFLY RUN

This 5K Run and 1-Mile Fun Walk will be on Sunday May 17, 2009 at the Northern High School Complex. The proceeds will go to the Sam Mizrahi Memorial Fund which will award a scholarship to a Northern Senior. Forms can be obtained at WSAMA's office or by contacting Nikki Mizrahi @ 100 Fairway Dr., Dillsburg, PA 17019. 

 

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CHAMBERSBURG ACADEMY SCHEDULE OF EVENTS 

The Chambersburg Academy of Martial Arts (CAMA) has an Adults Class promotion scheduled for Saturday March 21 for those who may have missed WSAMA's promotion on March 14. 

There will be a Weapons Class on March 28th 9am, followed by a Weapons Disarm class at 10am (adults only). 

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MARCH 2009 ADULTS CLASS PROMOTION 3-14-09

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FEBRUARY IN-SCHOOL TOURNAMENT

CAMP HILL (February 27) - Congratulations to February's winners: David Kirkpatrick - Heavyweight Division, Nathan Moshgat - Middlweight Division, and Jonathan Roesner - Lightweight Division. To see previous winners, click hereNext In-School Tournament is is scheduled for Friday March 27th at 5:10pm.   

 

 

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WSAMA  is now accepting students interested in learning/improving tumbling skills. Classes will be Wednesdays  at 5pm from Feb. 18th to May 20th for $5/class.  Class is limited to 12 students on a first-come basis. Please see Stacie Ensminger or call her at 732-1295 for more details and signing up! 

 

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