The Oklahoma Karate Association has added up all the points for the 2016 OKA season and the Cedar and Sage Martial Arts School is proud to announce its newest State Champion, Max Alexander, who won the state title in traditional weapons and sparring. State Finishers for the school were McKinsey Lowe who placed second in traditional weapons and second in sparring and Lisa Green who placed third in sparring in the black belt women’s division.
Cedar and Sage Martial Arts held its semi-annual belt testing on Friday, December 9, 2016 at the Anadarko Community Library. The students were tested in their knowledge in forms, self-defense, combat one-steps, kicks, guns and knives disarmaments and board breaking. The students who received their promotion from white belt to orange belt were Michael Harry, Ephraim Harper, Carianna Gregory, Sophia Gregory and Ole Wolf. Receiving their promotion from orange belt to green belt were Aerianna Smith, Pablo Melendez, Rihanna Nitzel, Charlie Rodriquez, Candyse Nitzel, Thomas WhiteEagle, Dong Woo Kim and Braden Hill. Receiving their promotion from purple belt to brown belt were Kelly Barron and Max Alexander. Receiving special recognition from Master Quoetone was Charlie Rodriquez for going above and beyond working with the class and being a good role model for the students. Students Ole Wolf of Germany and Dong Woo Kim of South Korea are exchange students currently staying in the area. Instructors and students for Cedar and Sage Martial Arts pictured are (front row, left to right) Michael Harry, Ephraim Harper, Kelly Barron, Carianna Gregory, Sophia Gregory and 1D Black Belt Instructor Lisa Green; (second row, left to right) Head Instructor Master Ron Quoetone, 1D Black Belt Instructor McKinsey Lowe, Aerianna Smith, Pablo Melendez, Max Alexander, Kasey Barron, Rihanna Nitzel and 2D Black Belt Instructor Rick Settle; (third row, left to right) Grand Master Mark Jimboy, Ole Wolf, Charlie Rodriquez, Candyse Nitzel, Thomas WhiteEagle, Dong Woo Kim and Braden Hill.