The Showdown in the Sunshine State held in Mount Dora was a feel-good event. The high level of competition mixed with great organization made it very enjoyable for everyone. Bobby Dixon’s American Martial Arts Academy came ready and took home 17 first places (according to Uventex results). Haines City Sport Karate Center also had a great outing with 16 first places.
Two Point Fighter Live Power Rings were awarded at the event. Aiden Castillo from AMAA cleaned up and earned the green Power Ring. Aiden won all his under belt divisions and showed everyone he has a bright future in Sport Karate. The Red Power Ring winner (Sponsored by Doris Bros Trophies) was Megan Dunlop representing Team Legend. Megan won Women’s Forms and Fighting Grands in impressive fashion. Megan’s teammate Yoskar Gamez won the Men’s Overall Grands. Yoskar won his division and then beat LW Winner John Curatolo from Team KTOC in a close match (3-1). It was a great overall performance by Team Legend as they came away with 11 First Places and 3 Grands.
Drew Derrick-Bisbee was also in the house wearing his throwback Team Full circle hoodie and dominated the Forms and Weapons Divisions. He won both Men’s Forms and Weapons Grands.
The venue for the event was at Mount Dora Christian Academy and it proved to be a great facility for a Sport Karate event. Spectator seating was on the second floor of the spacious gymnasium. This made it easy for spectators to see all the action and for coordinators to have a “clean” floor to enhance the experience for everyone. Catherine “Mouse” Milner and Ray Bryant did a great job coordinating the event. Top notch referees were also in the building. David Sklar, Alex Lane and Diego Hernandez ran their rings beautifully from beginning to end. It was a great event and Point Fighter Live was happy to be there! Click here to Check out the Photo Album (by Ozzy Noa) of the event and make sure to like and follow us for more Sport Karate Coverage and Shows. Megan Dunlop will be the Guest this week on Point Fighter Kids hosted by Jacob Nield.
Below is a chart of all the Schools and Results. Over 20 Schools attended from all over Florida! Congrats to everyone!