2011 News

 

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DECEMBER IN-SCHOOL TOURNAMENT

CAMP HILL (Dec. 23) - Congratulations to December's Winners: Greg Falvo - Heavyweight Division, Chloe Donovan - Middleweight Division, and Tabitha Moyer - Middleweight Runner-Up. The next In-School Tournament is scheduled Friday January  27th @ 5:10pm.

 

 

 

 

 

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MODIFIED CLASS SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK OF DECEMBER 26 - 30

Click here to see the modified schedule for the the week of December 26th. 

 
 

 

 

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2011 WSAMA AWARD WINNERS
Congratulations to the following students who shined during 2011

Black Belt Excellence Award - Steve Pataky
Jr. Black Belt Excellence Award- Ben Fissel
Adult Class Student of the Year Award - Danny Aikens
Childrenís Class Student of the Year Award - Chloe Donovan
Adultís Class Most Improved Student of the Year Award - Jay Perry
Childrenís Class Most Improved Student of the Year Award - Ava Dagenhart

COMPETITORS OF THE YEAR AWARDS
First Place - Ben Fissel
Second Place - Chloe Donovan 
Third Place - Eric Sherbocker 
Fourth Place - Pierce Hart

 

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CONGRATULATIONS WSAMA's NEWEST SR. BLACK BELTS!

CAMP HILL (Dec. 3) Congratulations to Kelsey Chung, Robert Halbach and Deanna Vergara for earning their 2nd Dan Sr. Black Belt ranks. Congratulations are also in order for WSAMA's newest 1st Dan Black Belts: Chris Fisher, Tyler Loper and Luke Melhorn. Many thanks to the Black Belts who helped make this a special day for them! 

 

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1st Row - Alex Yohn, Ben Fissel, Sebastian Layser and Jacob Seig

CONGRATULATIONS WSAMA's NEWEST JR. BLACK BELTS!

CAMP HILL (Nov. 19) Congratulations to Ben Fissel for earning his 2nd Dan Jr. Black Belt.  Also earning new ranks are WSAMA's newest 1st Dan Jr. Black Belts: Alex Yohn, Sebastian Layser and Jacob Seig. Many thanks to the Black Belts who helped make this a special day for them!  

 

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OCTOBER IN-SCHOOL TOURNAMENT

CAMP HILL (Oct. 28) - Congratulations to October's Winners: Eric Sherbocker - Heavyweight Division, Krey Kibler - Middleweight Division, Chloe Donovan  - Middleweight Runner-Up,  Joshua Peterson - Lightweight Division, and Ben Passmore - Lightweight Runner-Up. The next In-School Tournament is scheduled Friday October 28th @ 5:10pm.

 

 

 

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BATTLE OF BALTIMORE TOURNAMENT 

 

Baltimore (Oct 16) Six off-season WSAMA competitors trekked to Baltimore and took names!  There were 800 fellow competitors at the Battle of Baltimore  and of the 15 events competed in, Lion Force took 13 places, Including seven 1st Place Belts (yes, I said belts), one 2nd Place and four 3rd Place trophies. Way to stay sharp, kids!! Click here for detailed results!

 

 

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CONGRATULATIONS WSAMA's NEWEST JR. BLACK BELT!

CAMP HILL (Oct. 15) Congratulations to WSAMA's newest 1st Dan Jr. Black Belt Nick Moshgat (above picture wearing white). Many thanks to the Black Belts who helped make this a special day for him!  

 

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OCTOBER AND WSAMA'S DEMO TEAM MEANS FESTIVALS

ENOLA (Oct 8) WSAMA's Demo Team, Team Lion Force, were prepared. After some disappointment from having their performance at Silver Spring's Fall Festival canceled due to the venue being flooded, they rebounded. Pennsboro's Pumpkinfest in Enola was their best show to date! Nine routines by the Jr. and Sr. Teams wowed the audience from what was described by a Pumpkinfest official as one of their biggest crowds ever! Kudos to the hard work the team put in for their audience's entertainment!      

 

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SEPTEMBER IN-SCHOOL TOURNAMENT

CAMP HILL (Sept 30) - Congratulations to September's Winners: Ben Fissel - Heavyweight Division, Nick Roesner - Middleweight Division, and Jon Roesner - Lightweight Division. The next In-School Tournament is scheduled Friday October 28th @ 5:10pm.

 

 

 

 

 

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GIRLS SELF DEFENSE

CAMP HILL (Sept 27) - Master Vergara and a group of assistant instructors recently conducted a self-defense workshop for Girl Scout Cadet Troop #657. Though the physical techniques of protecting yourself were of high interest to the participants, much emphasis was also placed on non-confrontational tactics of "avoidance and prevention" as well as "personal awareness" and trusting your instincts.  

 

 

 

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Twin Towers Classic (New York, NY) and Warrior Challenge (York, PA)

 

 

(Sept 17) Congratulations to Team Lion Force members for outstanding performances this weekend. The Central PA Warrior Challenge XIII earned 8 Lion Force competitors 15 First Places and 7 Second Place finishes. NASKA's Twin Towers Classic yielded its 3 Lion Force members 2 Second Places, 1 Third Place, and 4 Finalist Awards in this international competition. Click here to get detailed results of these two tournaments!

 

 

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ADULTS CLASS PROMOTION

WSAMA's Adults Class Color Belt Promotion is scheduled for Saturday September 10th @ 10am. All promotion forms and paperwork should be submitted by Wednesday September 7th. Reminder: testing students should be in full uniform (i.e. gi jacket and pants with all patches and lettering). 

 

 

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BREATH OF NATURE TOURNAMENT 

 

HARRISBURG (Sept 3) Congratulations to Team Lion Force members for an outstanding showing at their last regular season tournament of the year! Nineteen team members secured 48 wins including: 22 First Places, 15 Second Places, 9 Third Places, and 2 Fourth Places. Special Congrats to Deanna Vergara who won the Grand Championship in Forms, and Jessica Vergara winning the Grand Championship in Weapons. Also noteworthy are two members, Liam Farrell and Rina Shokes, who won first place in all three events they competed in! Click here for detailed results!

 

 

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AUGUST IN-SCHOOL TOURNAMENT

CAMP HILL (August 26) - Congratulations to August's Winners: Rina Shokes - Heavyweight Division, Chris Carroll - Middleweight Division, and Pierce Hart - Lightweight Division. The next In-School Tournament is scheduled Friday September 30, 2011 @ 5:10pm.

 

 

 

 

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U.S. Capitol Classics 

 

NATIONAL HARBOR, MD (Aug 5&6) Congratulations to Team Lion Force members for solid performances at this national NASKA sanctioned tournament! Pitted against the best sport karate athletes in the country, with some divisions with as many as 20+  competitors, team members secured 8 places including: 1 First Place, 1 Second, 5 Thirds, 1 Fourth, and 24 Finalists! Click here for detailed results!

 

 

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KEYSTONE STATE GAMES 

 

HARRISBURG (July 30) Congratulations to Team Lion Force members for their successful performance at this year's Games.  The team won 42 medals, including 20 Gold medals, 12 Silver medals, and 10 Bronze medals! Click here for detailed results.

 

 

 

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JULY IN-SCHOOL TOURNAMENT

CAMP HILL (July 29) - Congratulations to July's Winners: Eric Sherbocker - Heavyweight Division, Avery Peiffer - Middleweight Division, and Ava Dagenhart - Lightweight Division. The next In-School Tournament is scheduled Friday August 26, 2011 @ 5:10pm.

 

 

 

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REVISED CLASS SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK OF JULY 18 - 22

Click here to see the modified schedule for the the week of July 18th. 

 
 

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WSAMA's PICTURE DAY...

...is June 1st. Individual pictures start 4:30pm. Group picture will be @6pm. There will be no classes. However, the main training room will be available for "open floor" practice after the Group picture until 8pm. See you all there!!!

 

 

 

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SUMMER KARATE CAMPS

 

WSAMA will be hosting this year's June Karate Camp June 27 to July 1, and July's Karate Camp July 25 to July 29.  The camp runs from 9am to 12pm. Activities include martial arts, arts and crafts, games of friendly competition, and a demonstration performance by the campers at the end of the week for family and friends! Space is limited but still available on a first-come basis. 

 

 "Susanna is enjoying herself very much!  Thanks for all you do". - Elizabeth G.

 

"The boys LOOOOVED karate camp.  Thank you so much for your time and patience.  You are wonderful with the kids and I am so happy we found you and have become part of your Karate family!!!  You are truly the best Master Vergara!!" - Christine B.


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APRIL IN-SCHOOL TOURNAMENT

CAMP HILL (April 29) - Congratulations to April's Winners:  Eric Sherbocker - Heavyweight Division, Briana Guarnieri - Middleweight Division, and Pierce Hart - Lightweight Division.  The next In-School Tournament is scheduled Friday May 27, 2011 @ 5:10pm.  

 

 

 

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MARCH IN-SCHOOL TOURNAMENT

CAMP HILL (March 25) - Congratulations to March Winners:  Christian Sponseller - Heavyweight Division, Chris Carroll - Middleweight Division, and Chloe Donavan - Lightweight Division.  The next In-School Tournament is scheduled Friday April 29, 2011 @ 5:10pm.  

 

 

 

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FEBRUARY IN-SCHOOL TOURNAMENT

CAMP HILL (February 25) - Congratulations to February Winners:  Ben Fissell - Heavyweight Division, Nickolas Roesner - Middleweight Division, and Jon Roesner - Lightweight Division.  The next In-School Tournament is scheduled Friday March 25, 2011 @ 5:10pm.  

 

 

 

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TEXAS ROADHOUSE FUNDRAISER

"Texas Roadhouse" Fundraiser for Team Lion Force will be this Thursday February 17th from 4-9pm. Click here or icon to the right and print coupon, then present it when you place your order. Coupons are also available at the Academy. Funds will be used to help with expenses incurred from demo performances and tournament participation.

Thanks in advance for your support! 

 

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JANUARY IN-SCHOOL TOURNAMENT

CAMP HILL (January 28) - Congratulations to January Winners:  Nathan Moshgat - Heavyweight Division, Christian Sponseller - Heavyweight Runner-up, Brianna Guarnieri - Middleweight Division, and Jordan Peiffer - Lightweight Division.  The next In-School Tournament is scheduled Friday February 25, 2011 @ 5:10pm.  

 

 

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Advance Notice:  TEXAS ROADHOUSE FUNDRAISER

Advance Notice: "Texas Roadhouse" fundraiser for Team Lion Force will be on February 17th from 4-9pm. Coupon flyers will be available at our website and at the Academy for distribution a week before the Fundraiser. Come support our Demo and Competition Teams while having a great meal!!!

 

 

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MODIFIED HOLIDAY SCHEDULE

 

Click here for class schedules the week of December 27, 2010. Regular Class Schedule will resume Monday January 3, 2011. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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