In 2014 8 students of EJ's Warrior Karate Academy, located in Columbus, OH competed in USA Karate National Qualifier located West Chester, Ohio earning several medals in their divisions. This also qualified the Warriors for the USA Karate National Chmapionship & US Team Trials in Reno, Nevada July 2014. The costs for fees, equipment, transportation, lodging, meals and expenses were high and the Warriors didnt raise enough funds to successfully travel, and compete in 2014 USA Karate Nationals.
Since then however, the Warriors have continued fighting hard to find their way back, and in 2016 through a partnership with Oriental Martial Arts College(OMAC) and Coach Andy Choi, 3 warriors competed in USA Tae Kwon DO Nationals in Richmond, VA earning 2 bronze and one gold medal.
In 2017, Warriors returned to USA Karate with 12 students earning 4 Bronze, 2 Silver and 1 Gold medal in USA Karate Nationals & US Team Trials held in Greenville, SC at Bon Secours Arena. Just 2 weeks prior 3 of these Warriors had just competed World Class Olympic divisions in Detroit USA Tae Kwon Do Nationals, but fell short of placing.
Now, in 2018, USA Karate National Championship & US Team Trials returns to Reno, Nevada with 6 of the original 8 Warriors wanting their redemption and chance to Go For the Gold. The Warriors USA Karate Team is 8-10 students who will qualify in Hampton, Virginia April 21, 2018. The 3 USA Tae Kwon Do Warriors on Team OMAC will also qualifiy for that event May 5, 2018 in Columbus, Ohio. Donate, Share, and Spread the Word for "Warriors Karate Academy Go For Gold" Supporting the Warriors 2018 USA Karate Nationals July 10-15 in Reno, Nevada & USA Tae Kwon Do Nationals July 2-9 in Salt Lake City, Utah! #ejswarriorkarateacademy #warriorskarateacademygoforgold#warriorsnevergiveup #warriorsneverquit #betheglow#blackgirlmagic #warriorskarateacademy


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Ellis Jennings Jr. 
Columbus, OH
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