Tony Young’s 2003 Year End Nationals Karate Tournament held in Atlanta

By Tomi Morris Johnson     

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December 5-6, 2003, Atlanta, GA…Blood, sweat, and determination marked the fierce fighting prowess displayed by martial artists from around the U.S. They came to Atlanta to showcase their martial arts techniques to audiences at the Adamsville Recreation Center on MLK Drive.  A yearly event, the tournament featured beginners through advanced NASKA, ASKL, RRKC, and IKC-rated men, women, and children from over 100 divisions.

Fighters mixed it up during tournament held at Adamsville Recreation Center.

Tony Young is the owner and head instructor of Tony Young’s All-Star Karate School headquartered in Union City, GA where kickboxing, Tae-bo, and ASKL are taught  Young began learning karate at age 12 and is presently a 5th degree Blackbelt.  His overall goal is to develop the bodies and minds of the youth he teaches and to encourage all students, no matter what their ages, to excel with confidence.

Tony Young

Young poses with instructors and guests attending the tournament.                

Competitor is ready for fight. 


Judge Anthony Price (2nd from left) listens to argument surrounding his final decision call.

Richard Plowden from Dearborn, MI (l) poses with Tang Soo Do Master Anthony Price from Cincinnati, OH (3rd from left) and cousin Kurk Johnson who is a 1st level technician in Wing Chun Kung Fu.

                                                                                                            Daughter of winner shows off belt.


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