Local martial art students compete for chance at nationals

By Bob Hallmark - bio - email

Posted By Molly Reuter - bio - email

Flying side-kicks and authentic technique, East Texas martial art students gave it their all Saturday in the Southern Regional Championships in Longview.  Sponsored by the United Family Martial Arts group, the competitors at Spring Hill Junior High ranged in age from little dragons, just three and four years-old, to those over 60.

They came from all over East Texas, even the Shreveport area.  The winning contestants Saturday qualified for the national tournament, which will be held this summer.