Date posted: November 17, 2013
Brooklyn Amity School has been crowned champion receiving 30 medals in 2013 Asckhar’s Kyodai Invitational Karate Championship held in New York. 320 competitors in total from four different countries participated the sport event. Brooklyn Amity School distinguished itself winning 13 golden, 5 silver and 12 bronze medals and thus ranking first in the total number of medals won.
The team’s sensei and a former two-time world karate champion, Meral Sonmez, who is the school’s vice-principal at the same time, noted that the students have been displaying a growingly high performance, albeit their five-year-old karate clubs. “We’ve been teaching them how to be a good person for society as well. We would like them to be well-rounded individuals. We’ll keep participating future tournaments and try our best. I congratulate my students on their achievements so far,” Sonmez said. She further thanked the school’s principal Varol Gurler and general-manager Tufan Aydin for their support.
The General-Manager Aydin expressed his pleasure with the students’ whole team championship. Noting that as Amity School they cherish students’ social and mental developments too alongside academic achievements, “Our karate team has accomplished great achievements so far under the leadership of sensei Sonmez. I wish them continued success,” Aydin remarked. The Amity team had earlier got a total of 34 medals in two US karate championships.
Published [in Turkish] on Cihan, October 31, 2013.
Source: HizmetMovement.Com , November 5, 2013