SEVERE WX: Winter Weather Advisory View Alerts
STREAMING NOW: Watch Now

local karate school wins national titles

local karate school wins national titles

Posted: Wed Jan 09 19:48:36 PST 2019
Updated: Wed Jan 09 19:48:37 PST 2019

Speech to Text for local karate school wins national titles

Below is the closed-captioning text associated with this video. Since this uses automated speech to text spelling and grammar may not be accurate.

taxes are hurting the state population. this legislative session last six months. a local karate school is considered one of the top karate schools in the world. newschannel 2's caitlin irla caught up with the team to hear about their experience. --and to see what make them stand out. she joins us now live. --caitlin. don, these karate students worked all year round to make this competition a success... some even working 7 days a week and they proved that hard work can pay off... karate usa in utica is listed as one of the top karate schools in the world bringing home five world titles after competing in the national blackbelt league super grands in buffalo, which the instuctor john shires explains as the world series of karate john shires says --"our dojo actually got listed as the 25th top karate school in the world by boice lydell of the nbl which is a really good accomplishment" this martial arts school is the only one in new york state to be on the list for shires, this is something he has been working for since he and his father created the school together about 4 years ago "one of his goals was to make it one of the top karate schools around. shires teaches his two daughters and his son at the school, who all competed in the national competition his daughter samantha took home a world title nbl diamond ring samantha shires says --"i did an open forum which is a kata that you make up yourself and i had to compete against people from all different places in the world and i got first place she has been practicing martial arts for about eight years and she is just twelve years old she says her favorite part of competing is going to all the different places, even though it can be scary "it was a little bit nerve recking because theres lights on you and you're hoping you don't mess up and then you get it over with and you're like it wasn't really that bad shires says the secret to becoming world champions is hard work "our main thing is sweat, dedication, and success now this may be the first time the school has been declared one of the top in the world...
Utica
Clear
14° wxIcon
Hi: 16° Lo: 14°
Feels Like: 2°
Oneonta
Clear
18° wxIcon
Hi: 20° Lo: 17°
Feels Like: 5°
Herkimer
Clear
14° wxIcon
Hi: 18° Lo: 14°
Feels Like: 2°
Thendara
Clear
14° wxIcon
Hi: 15° Lo: 14°
Feels Like: 2°
WKTV Radar
WKTV Temperatures
WKTV Severe Weather
Big Game Party Giveaway
Click Here for A Healthier Mohawk Valley
Golf Card on sale for only $79.99
Hawaii 2019 Trip with Kristen Copeland