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NC Nationals

Click to see our winners at NC Nationals
Pictured (left to right): Jared Lloyd, Charles Mann, Mary Kate Powell (front),
MaryAnn Powell, Herman Wilson, Dean Rose
Not pictured but also a winner: David Hall


Zebulon Parks and Recreation

Name Division Award
Jared Lloyd 16-17 yr. old Men's
Black Belt
2nd Weapons
2nd Kata
2nd Sparring
Charles Mann Men's Executive
Black Belt
1st Sparring
3rd Weapons
3rd Kata
(Front) Mary Kate Powell 10-11 yr. old
Orange Belt
1st Weapons
1st Kata
2nd Sparring
MaryAnn Powell Women's Executive
White Belt
3rd Kata
Herman Wilson Men's Adult
Black Belt
1st Sparring
Grand Champion
Dean Rose Men's Executive
Brown Belt
1st Sparring
2nd Weapons
3rd Kata
David Hall (Not Pictured) 16-17 yr. old Men's
White Belt
1st Weapons
1st Kata

Zebulon Recreation Department's Karate Class, under the direction of Mr. Charles Mann, brought home an impressive collection of awards from the North Carolina Nationals Invitational Tae Kwon Do, Kung Fu, Karate Championships which were held in Jacksonville, North Carolina, on Saturday, July 21. The competition was under the direction of Shihan Larry Isaac, Director, and held at White Oak High School in Jacksonville. Rep. Walter Jones attended the meet and brought greetings to the participants.

Participants in the meet came from Virginia, South Carolina, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, as well as North Carolina.

Mr. Mann has been teaching Okinawan style karate through the Zebulon Parks and Recreation since 1988. His instructor was Shihan Isaac. Classes meet for beginners on Tuesday nights at 6:00 p.m. at the Davis National Guard Armory in Zebulon. Advanced class meets at 7:00 p.m. Thursday night classes are at 6:00 p.m. for all groups.

In June 2001, Zebulon Parks and Recreation was represented at the North Carolina State Games in Cary, NC, by 6 participants. Winning medals at that competition were: Dean Rose, gold medal in weapons, silver in sparring and kata; Jared Lloyd, silver medal in sparring; Mary Kate Powell, gold medal in kata and weapons.