Published: August 18, 2009
Special to The Vindicator
REGIONAL CHAMPS: Students of Master Park Martial Arts International display trophies they won by competing in various forms of marital arts at the regional U.S. Martial Arts Championship event. Pictured above after the competition are, from left,in front, Craig Mihalik, William Anderson, Wyatt Miller, Smeera Murad, Zeemeer Murad, Isaiah McInnis and Samantha Anderson; and, in back, Tommy Sodeman, Master Park, Dr. Richard Bacha and Richard Abel. Also winning trophies but not pictured with the champions are Evan Croutch, Jimmy Vaugh, Aaron Patton and Alan Petragel. Below, Evan Croutch demonstrates how he won the breaking competition with a flying jumping sidekick over obstacles.