KIAI National Competition Awards

KIAI National Competition Awards 2010

In 2010, FSDC students received a record 15 national awards, which included 5 first place finishes. Tanaz Naterwala earned a 1st place, National Championship, for Black Belt Kata, a 1st place, National Championship, for Black Belt Self Defense for females, and a 2nd place in Black Belt Weapons. Mitchel Huang earned a 1st place, National Championship, for Black Belt Weapons, a 1st place, National Championship, for Black Belt Self Defense for males and a 2nd place in Black Belt Kata. Miss Naterwala and Mr. Huang performed rare two-person kata forms in the competition to win their respective self defense divisions. Andrew Swanson became a National Champion when he earned a 1st place for Weapons under Black Belt level. He also earned a 2nd place for Kata under Black Belt level. Sister Ryan Swanson earned a 3rd place finish in both Weapons and Kata under Black Belt level, while Dad, Mark Swanson, earned 2nd place nods in Adult Kata, Weapons and Kumite. Devon DeCaire earned a 2nd place trophy in Brown Belt Weapons and received a medal for Brown Belt Kata.

In 2009 Mr. Huang received a National Championship and Miss Naterwala a 2nd place finish in the Black Belt Self Defense Category, for again performing different two person kata forms. Mr Huang also earned a 2nd place finish in the Black Belt Weapons category.