National champs

Shelton karate students from Valley Karate attended the 17th Annual All Tang Soo Do National Championships, from Aug. 9-11.

The 37 students representing Valley Karate included 5-year-old white belts who swept the forms competition winning first, second & third places, as well as adult black belt students who took Grand Championship titles and all ages and ranks in between.

Collectively, these students won three Grand Championship titles, 20 Gold, 16 Silver and 12 Bronze medals.

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