May 7th, 2011 was a day to remember: Cincinnati Transition High School hosted the Third Annual Summit Academy Martial Arts Tournament. Out of the 16 schools that attended, approximately 200 participants competed in various forms of Kata and team routines.
“The students displayed many forms of Martial Arts and proved to the spectators as well as themselves that no matter what challenge is presented to them they are capable of achieving goals that they themselves set,” said Shihan Joe Bove. “This year we added a new category called the Assisted Ring, in which other students helped the competitor complete their form or routine. This category was a special category because it showed how far our students have come from not being able to be in front of any type of crowd and then by utilizing their fellow students having enough confidence to perform in front of such a large group of spectators. Also proving to those who did help the competitor that their leadership roles are improving and that self-confidence and self-esteem will guide them through many situations in life.”
Congratulations to all those who competed and a special thank you for all the support from Summit Academy Schools and Administration, students, teachers, directors, sponsors and parents/guardians. We are already looking forward to the Fourth Annual Martial Arts Tournament in 2012.