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File #: 0233X-2018    Version: 1
Type: Ceremonial Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 7/25/2018 In control: M. Brown
On agenda: 7/30/2018 Final action: 8/3/2018
Title: To recognize and celebrate EJ’s Warrior Karate Academy on representing Columbus in the USA Karate National Championship & US Team Trials
Sponsors: Mitchell Brown, Elizabeth Brown, Jaiza Page, Emmanuel V. Remy, Michael Stinziano, Priscilla Tyson, Shannon G. Hardin

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To recognize and celebrate EJ’s Warrior Karate Academy on representing Columbus in the USA Karate National Championship & US Team Trials

 

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WHEREAS, EJ’s Warrior Karate Academy is a traditional karate and tae kwon do dojo founded on the mission to master the art of fighting without fighting; and

 

WHEREAS, Students are trained not only in self-defense, but self-awareness, discipline, and confidence. The values instilled in these students inspires them to be aware of their actions, and better their community by being ambassadors of Peace; and

 

WHEREAS, In 2014 EJ’s Warriors qualified for the USA Karate National Championship & US Team Trials in Reno, Nevada, but were unable to compete due to financial restraints. However, the Warriors continued to compete and qualified again in 2018; and

 

WHEREAS, With the financial assistance of the Local 67 Firefighters Union the Warriors were able to compete in the 2018 USA Karate National Championship & US Team Trials; and

 

WHEREAS, The eight competitors ranging in age from 7 to 19 had a strong showing at the National Championship and USA Team Trials. The team combined for a total of seven medals, one gold medal, one silver, and five bronze. In addition, four competitors reached the classification of ELITE competitor in the USA team trials and one competitor qualified for US National Team; now therefore,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COLUMBUS: That this Council does hereby recognize and celebrate EJ’s Warrior Karate Academy for representing Columbus in the USA Karate National Championships. In addition, Council would like to commend these young people for making the choice to be a positive influence in their community.