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Genbu-Kai holds ribbon cutting September 13

Posted: Friday, September 19, 2014

The Huntington County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting at the new Genbu-Kai Karate of Indiana on Saturday, September 13. The event took place at their facility in CHAMPS Academy, 900 E. State Street.

During the ribbon cutting head instructor Dawn Anderson and some of her students performed a demonstration for those in attendance. Genbu-Kai believes traditional Japanese Karate-Do and Okinawan Kobudo help the student increase strength, flexibility, mental focus, self-esteem, self-defense, and it is even fun!

Anderson is a Nidan (2nd degree) black belt in Genbu-Kai Shito-Ryu Karate-Do and a Shodan (1st degree) black belt in Kobudo Rengo-Kai (Okinawan weapons). Anderson has been training for 10 years, teaching karate to all levels of youth and adults since 2008 and serves as a Genbu-Kai karate judge for state and international level tournaments.

CHAMPS Academy Genbu-Kai Karate monthly membership is $50. Classes will be held at CHAMPS Academy, 900 E. State Street, in the Life Church building. For more information visit the website at or email at

Shown in the ribbon cutting photo from left, front row, are students Thain Kelly and Braeden Mayo. Second row, from left, are Les Graham, Evolv and Chamber Ambassador; Carl Nieman, student; head instructor Dawn Anderson; Melanie Anderson, student and Belinda Clancy, Markle Health & Rehabilitation and Chamber Ambassador. Back row is Steve Kimmel, executive director, Huntington County Chamber of Commerce.