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New Jersey’s Austin Wright Sr, Hampton Jr., McCormick, and Jedrzejczyk were recognized by NJ USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame

New Jersey’s Austin Wright Sr, Hampton Jr., McCormick, and Jedrzejczyk were recognized by NJ       USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame

Representing Team Wright at the USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame (from left to right): Cassandra Jedrzejczyk, Declan McCormick, Grandmaster Austin Wright Sr.–International Director, and Keith Hampton Jr.

Head coach Austin Wright Sr. was recognized and inducted by the USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame Hall of Hero’s.

Wright was inducted in the category of “Grandmaster Leading by Example Award.” Wright is known for his “Spirit of the Dragon Warrior” because of his championship-leadership and CHI (Character, Humility, and Integrity).

There were several members of Team Wright who earned the Kidz Award at the Hall of Fame for their passion in karate, for team competition, winning national championships for New Jersey, and community service.

One of the Team Wright members who received the Kidz Award from the USA Hall of Fame was the 15-year-old Keith Hampton Jr.; he won the Outstanding Jr. Black Belt of the Year Award. The Top Rated Jr. Male Competitor Award was presented to Declan McCormick and the Top Rated Jr. Female Competitor Award was awarded to Cassandra Jedrzejczyk. All students mentioned are members of the UWA Martial Arts Federation of America and U.S. National Martial Arts Team “Alliance.”

For more information call (201)437-1820 or visit our website www.karatenjmma.com.

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New Jersey’s Austin Wright Sr, Hampton Jr., McCormick, and Jedrzejczyk were recognized by NJ USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame

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Representing Team Wright at the USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame (from left to right): Cassandra Jedrzejczyk, Declan McCormick, Grandmaster Austin Wright Sr.–International Director, and Keith Hampton Jr

Head coach Austin Wright Sr. was recognized and inducted by the USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame Hall of Hero’s. Wright was inducted in the category of “Grandmaster Leading by Example Award.” Wright is known for his “Spirit of the Dragon Warrior” because of his championship-leadership and CHI (Character, Humility, and Integrity). There were several members of Team Wright who earned the Kidz Award at the Hall of Fame for their passion in karate, for team competition, winning national championships for New Jersey, and community service. One of the Team Wright members who received the Kidz Award from the USA Hall of Fame was the 15-year-old Keith Hampton Jr.; he won the Outstanding Jr. Black Belt of the Year Award. The Top Rated Jr. Male Competitor Award was presented to Declan McCormick and the Top Rated Jr. Female Competitor Award was awarded to Cassandra Jedrzejczyk. All students mentioned are members of the UWA Martial Arts Federation of America and U.S. National Martial Arts Team “Alliance.”

For more information call (201)437-1820 or visit our website www.karatenjmma.com.

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Bayonne’s Elite Team Wright Triumphs at NJ Karate Championship

On Sunday, March 18th in Newton, New Jersey, Team Wright out kicked, out punched, and out shouted their opponents to take home numerous first place titles at King’s Karate Tournament.

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Grandmaster Austin Wright Sr. (right) with Rising Karate Star Nico Sampson (left).

Our newest Rising White Belt Karate Stars were Nico Sampson (Wright’s nephew) and Mr. John Daniel (white belt) who both took first place in their kumite Novice Divisions. John Daniel came short of winning the “Grand Championship” after beating the Yellow Belt Champ, Green Belt Champ, Brown Belt Champ, and another Brown Belt for a close match for the final Grand Championship. John and Nico represented Team Wright as a strong dominating force for the “Bayonne Warriors,” says Head Coach and Trainer Hanshi Grandmaster Austin Wright Sr. In addition, Kenneth Jackson Jr.—black belt—was the 2017 Defending Division Grand Champion. He became Runner Up this year. He lost a close match 5-4 for the 2018 Grand Championship. Sensei Jackson also placed 2nd in Kata.

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Grandmaster Austin Wright Sr. (left) with Champions Anthony (left) and Chloe (middle) Rivas.

 

Other Karate Stars:

  • Effrain Rivas– Yellow Belt 1st Place Kumite
  • Novice Division, Declan McCormick- 1st Place Kata, 2nd Place Weapons and 3rd Place Sparring
  • Angel Cuatlayol– 1st Place in Kata and 4th in Sparring
  • Chloe Rivas- 2nd Place in Kata
  • Rishi Anand- 1st Place in Brown Belt Kids Division and 1st Kata Division
  • Michael Barrantes– 1st Place Green Belt Division

Coaches who attended were Kenneth Jackson Sr. and UWA International Director Grand Master Hanshi Austin Wright Sr. who is also a World Champion and former USAF Instructor. For more information on Championship Training, call (201)437-1820 or check out our website www.karatenjmma.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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“A Tribute” to A Champion Hanshi Grandmaster Ralph Passero


Hanshi (Grandmaster) Ralph Passero An Isshin-Ryu Karate “Living Legend”

One of Bayonne’s 1st Generations of Original Karate and Kick-Boxing Legends was Hanshi (Grand Master) Ralph Passero.

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Picture: From Left to right:  Ciara Castillo, UWA Brown Belt, Hanshi Grandmaster Ralph Passero, Hanshi Austin Wright Sr. and Hanshi Larry Cureton.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr. Passero is a “Living Legend” and a Professional Kick-Boxing Champion with the New York Puppets (Professional Full Contact Kick-Boxing Team) as well as numerous Karate Kumite Grand Championships.

In fact, most of the Original Martial Artist from the 70’s forward remember the hard work and dedication he has put into Isshin-Ryu Karate. His determination and resilience is what makes Hanshi Ralph Passero the man he is.  He has put his Life’s Mission into A.O.K.A Inc. Continue reading “A Tribute” to A Champion Hanshi Grandmaster Ralph Passero

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Elite Team Wright UWA is Victorious at Karate Nationals in Atlantic City, NJ

 

mr. wright again for sept 2014Recently, N.J. U.S. National Martial Arts Elite Team Wright outkicked, outshouted, and outpunched their formidable opponents to take numerous 1st places in the Black, Brown, Green and Novice Divisions. The Team was led by Head Trainer, Internationally Recognized Multi-Discipline Grand Master Austin Wright Sr. This Year was an International Karate Championship because competitors came from Holland, Canada, & Algeria to name a few countries. It was held at the Tropicana Casino & Resort in Atlantic City, N.J. Continue reading Elite Team Wright UWA is Victorious at Karate Nationals in Atlantic City, NJ

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