A big thank you to Cheryl W for all the great pictures from the 18th Irish Cup. Check them out for a wonderful look back!
Check out the complete listing of all the competitors and the great job they did at the 18th annual event.
With 10 competitors, AKJU took 17 Gold, 13 Silver and 3 Bronze medals.
In addition, David King took Grand Champion in Jujitsu fighting and Britney Lawson took point Grand Champion.
Congratulations to all the AKJU Team America competitors for another outstanding performance!
This next year we will be going to Lisbon Portugal first and then to Ireland for the 18th Irish Cup..
The AKJU TEAM AMERICA is registered as an International Team, with no membnership or ties of any kind and is open to all styles of Martial Arts.to tavel internationally and compete.
Familys are welcome.
There may be an add on fare after the forty have sent in their deposit. of $200 dollars.
If you are going don't hesitate. John and Karen Wright sent their deposit in over a month ago even before I was able to lock in the price and not knowing what the cost would be. They have traveled with us before and don't want to miss the trip.
It is also a vacation of a life time.
We get a great discount as we are a International team and also group. This year we went to Athens Greece and Ireland for the total price of $2885.00 per-person. The cost other wise would have been $5760.00 per- person.
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Over the years Don Madden has a prodigious number of accomplishments. Please click here to see an overview of may of these.
THE MARTIAL ARTS
BECOMES A SPORT ONCE THERE ARE JUDGES, REFEREES AND
IT IS THE TIME TO TEST YOUR SKILLS AND TO SEE HOW YOU DO AGAINST OTHERS
USE CONTROL AND HAVE FUN IT IS A LEARNING EXPERIENCE, ALWAYS LEARN!
CANUSA is North America's largest and longest running international games. Don Madden gave a speech at the 1984 games. The speech was so effective and to the point that people are still requesting a copy of his excellent words.
Please click here to read the speech in a printable format. The file may take a bit to download but it is well worth the wait.
The speech has also been added to the Don Madden page, see link on the left.
How to Play the Game by Don Madden is an excellent view not just on sports but life in general. Please click here to read the entire speech.
The A.K.J.U. TEAM AMERICA and A.K.J.U. ALL AMERICAN is a non discriminating Certified Federation recorded with the United States of America State of Ohio, Office of the Secretary of State, which is open to all styles, age and belt rank, giving them the opportunity to travel and compete internationally and still remain in their own Dojo system or Federation.
Don Madden was the head coach of the USA National Karate and JuJitsu Team from 1981 to 1996. The Longest Running and most winning coach In the USA. No other American team wins as much as the AKJU Team America/El.