Martial Arts Explosion

The 8th Annual Martial Arts Explosion held on June 9, 2018 at the Freedom Temple Ministries, 215 East Main Street, Rock Hill, South Carolina and was sponsored by Sensei Darryl Evans, Team ABC and T&T Enterprises. Ring Coordinators Kyoshi Corey Waiters and Sabumnim Donald McCluney made sure that all rings ran smoothly with the assistance of the Dojo Organization Promoters.  The Arbitrator was Mr. Wayne Green who was there to answer any questions or concerns during the event.  This year's event included grappling and Continuous Sparring and the kids enjoyed every moment of it.  Those who received 1st place were Blake Gilmore, Mali Love, Elijah Davis, Cyee Nielsen, Angel Serrano, Timothy Notarangelo, and Mason Allen.  Continuous Sparring winners were Jonathan Hernandez and Christian Notarangelo.

In the 6 – 17 year-olds divisions in sparring, kata (open and traditional) with and without weapons gave way to great competition from all the competitors. These young competitors showed off their martial arts skills each which were of different martial art styles.  The winners of their respective divisions were: Raina Majers, Nyla Brown, Zachary Waybright, Ephrain Timmons, Cassandra Skon Roman Mestas, Alex Mestas, River Staley, Azara Greets, Grayson Olin, Charlie Spivey, Autumn Pittman, Logan Duncan, Emma Poulin, Cameron Olin, Timothy Notorangelo, Wyatt Taube, Jaylen Lightner, Mali Love, Caleb Robert, Jules Drye, Jesse Roper, Elijah Davis, Kalista Burr, Blake Gilmore, Tavon Smith, Jabari Inman, Rebecca Aguilar, Alyssa Dickson, Lauren Hagg, Mason Allen, Tevon Legette, Nathan Gentry, Hayden Barnes, Collin White, Alec Moore, Wan’Ya Ford, Jenna Jernigan, Cjrostu Cjavos Tacu Strpi[. Marissa Green, and Ayanna Montanet Silva. In the adult under-belt divisions (18 +) the competitors also showed their martial arts skills and made awareness that you are never too old to take up martial arts..  These divisions had winners of their respective divisions were: Cassie Fry, Robert Marshel, Frank James, Becky Mestas, Jonathan Hernandez, Darrius Merae, Heriboto Sullivan, Sherry Burr and Joseph Helms.

The Jr. Black Belt and Adult Black Belt divisions not to be exceeded by the younger generation and gave their upmost best during competition.  These respective divisions produced the following 1st place winners: Michael Goodwin, Denisha Watkins, Rickie Ma Norrisddox, Denise Watkins, Ivan Cortez, Malik Green, Clinit Moore, Keith Green, Delaine Norris, Noah Alejandro, Timmie Green, Ja’Marion Wilson, and Toni Farmer, These competitors showed precise skills in kata (open and traditional) with and without weapons and sparring.  All the competitors showed great sportsmanship and fierce competition.  Thanks to all the Certified Black Belt Judges who ran the rings smoothly, quickly and fairly.  Although this event was at a new location this year the turnout of competitors and spectators was great beyond compare.  Thanks to Sensei Darryl Evans, Team ABC, the staff and family members made this event enjoyable and gave a welcome home feeling to everyone.

Grand Champions
Men’s Black Belt Sparring –   Malik Green
Black Belt Kata – Rickie Maddox
18 - Under-Belt Kata – Delaine Norris

School with the Most Competitors

Morrison's Martial Arts Academy


Next Dojo Organization sanctioned event is:
7th Annual Battle of the Dragons
National Guard Armory
Newton, North Carolina
Promoter: Grandmaster Ricky Maddox
828-441-0164 or 828-238-4564