Vashon Borich
Vashon Borich
418 Buchanan Rd.
Branson, MO   65616

On Saturday, April 30th Seishin Ryu Karate students from the Branson Sports Club participated in a National karate tournament in Cedar Falls, Iowa. The Seishin Ryu Martial Arts Association (S.R.M.A.A.) offers a National tournament each year that brings in students and branch schools from across the U.S. and Canada. Cole Crabtree, 9th kyu white belt, participated in the Youth White Belt division for Kata and earned the first place championship trophy for junior white belts. Kennedy Mattox, 9th kyu white belt, participated in the Adult White Belt division for Kata and earned the first place championship trophy for adult white belts. They each had some very tough competition in their divisions. They persevered and performed their techniques perfectly. We congratulate them on their accomplishment!

Their instructor, Sempai Vashon Borich, 2nd dan black belt, competed in the men’s and women’s black belt divisions. In the first two events, empty hand kata and weapons kata, she placed 3rd and received bronze medals for each. For sparring she placed 2nd and received the silver medal. By medaling in all three events her overall point standings earned her the 2011 S.R.M.A.A. Grand Championship trophy for male and female black belts.

The Branson branch of Seishin Ryu Karate, taught by Sempai Vashon Borich, has been active at the Branson Sports Club since August 2010. Seishin Ryu Karate is a traditional Japanese-style martial art founded in 1970 by Soshu Lee Dawson, 9th Dan. New students are always welcome. For more information, please visit or call 417-334-5927.

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