Several of Art Palmer's karate students competed and performed very well in the second annual Lewis School Tournament held Feb. 26 at Knox Halls. From left are Tim Sherrill, fifth degree black belt, second in Kata; Addyson Palmer, orange belt, first in Kata, fourth in fighting; Kris Cole, yellow belt, third in fighting; John Van Winkle, yellow belt, first in Kata, third in fighting; Connor Wright, orange belt, second in fighting; Ali Wilson, blue belt, second in Kata, second in fighting; Ben Gibson, second degree black belt, first in Kata, third in fighting, competed in Kata grand championship. Not pictured are Marty Robbins fifth degree black belt, first in weapons, second in Kata, second in fighting, first in team fighting; and Eric Bradberry fourth degree black belt third in fighting.
Ben Gibson competed at the Tournament of Champions Martial Arts tournament in Bowling Green, KY, Saturday, March 10. He won fourth in Kata, fourth in fighting, fourth in grappling and second in weapons.