>1st Annual Thanksgiving Bushido – Martial Arts Classic


The New Bern Bushido School of Martial Arts attended a Karate tournament representing New Bern. The New Bern Bushido School and the New Bern Karate School are traditional school located in New Bern.

Ronnie Lovick is the head instructor of the New Bern Bushido School (7th degree Black Belt) and Master Sam Pearson (9th Degree Black Belt)is the Director of three local school in the area (New Bern Bushido School, New Bern School and the New Bern Watai School). Master Pearson is a pioneer in Karate and a direct Senior Student of Master Ezio Shimmbukro.

The Karate school received the following awards:

From Left to Right:
– Paul Elmore Whit Belt Division — Kata: 2nd place, Fighting: 1st place
– Robert Wright Green Belt Division– Kata: 2nd place, Fighting: 1st place, Weapons: 2nd place
– Sensei Hill–(did not participate)
– Sensei Lovick — Kata: 3rd place, Fighting: 3rd place, Weapons: 1st, (Grand Champion)
– Todd Conway White Belt Division– Kata: 1st place, Fighting: 2nd place, Weapons: 1st place
– Sensei Buskya (Not pictured)– Kata: 3rd place

Submitted by: Sensei Ronnie Lovick (LT, NBPD), New Bern Bushido School