Baylor Students Receive Awards at National Karate Championships

July 9, 1997

The Baylor University Karate Club recently competed in the AAU National Karate Championships in Orlando, Fla., at the Disney World Wide Sports Complex and several representatives won first- and second-place awards.

Approximately 2,500 participants from all over the U.S. were present. Competitors ranged from 6 to 77 years of age and from beginner to expert in experience level.

James Melton, Baylor karate coach and Texas Shotokan Karate Association instructor, successfully defended his national championship in Senior Weapons Kata including first in Senior Black Belt Kata.

Three members of the Baylor Karate Club also placed in the competition. Scott Robinson, club president and Baylor grad from California, received a first-place award and two second-place awards; Robert Chandler, a junior from Arlington, received two first-place awards and one third place; and Rachel Parker, a junior from Albuquerque, N.M., received two third-place awards.

For more information, contact Melton at 662-0155.

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