Tucumcari karate students to compete at nationals

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Robert Ciolli Five students from the American Karate Studio in Tucumcari will be competing for five days beginning Monday at the National Amatuer Athletic Union Tae Kwon Do Championships in Madison, Wisc. Kaycee Lease, 9, her brother Kyle Lease, 12, Melanie Jones, 8, and her cousin Jasmin Jones, 6, and Andrew Casteel 6, will be […]

Area youth place at martial arts tournament

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Special to QCS Eleven martial arts students from Tucumcari and Quay County competed in various events at the 2008 Global Taekwondo Hanmadang Tournament in Albuquerque on Saturday. The students all take lessons from Master Mark Anthony Baca at the American Karate Studio in Tucumcari.

Lautner, aka ‘Sharkboy’ to visit

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun A martial arts tournament, featuring karate, tae kwon do and ju jitsu, will be held this weekend at the Tucumcari Convention Center. The featured presenter will be Disney and Nickelodeon star and martial artist, Taylor Lautner, also known as “Sharkboy.” Lautner will be signing autographs and teaching some classes. […]

Karate kids are kicking their way up ladder

By Thomas Garcia Quay County Sun On Main Street there may be some tae kwon do tykes and karate kids in the making. After weeks of practice, 25 martial art students at the American Karate Studios in Tucumcari were awarded their orange belt. The students, mostly children, earned their seventh Gup Orange Belt, which is […]