A note from the Hanshi –
Please support our effort to publish “positive news”
concerning Avengers members and families. If you have any “significant
news” concerning Avengers, to include our families, please
submit your comments to Renshi Mike Mobley or Sempai David Ta
in Atlanta, Georgia. Hawkins Avengers have always supported
positive community involvement; therefore let’s not omit
any “worthy news.” Instead, inform our organization
of encouraging news that’s worthy of emulation. I challenge
all Avengers to make this world a better place to live!
– December 12, 2007: The Avengers
Karate Club Highlights!
Sun Newspaper reporters John Lender and Stefen Lovelace recently
interviewed Poly’s star junior defensive tackle, Arnold
Farmer. During the interview Arnold credits Hawkins Avengers
Karate Club for having a positive impact in his life. Currently,
he holds a green belt ranking with the Avengers.
Not only is
he physically fit but also mentally fit. During the interview
he informed the reporters that currently he holds a 3.6 GPA
and is diligently pursuing to increase it to a 4.0. Also of
significance, he expressed to them that he desires attending
one of 3 schools – Rutgers, University of Maryland, or
Boston College. Hanshi Hawkins commends Arnold for his academic
and martial arts pursuits. He further states that, “It’s
impressive for an Avenger to be well rounded. Other Avengers
should follow Arnold’s efforts and pursue excellence.”
See Sun Newspaper news article on below link. http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/highschool/bal-va.profile14nov14,0,5067304.story
Avengers are proud of Robert Bull. Currently he is the Senior
Vice president of the Compass Group.
This martial artist is the
son of proud father and Bushi, Corky Bull. Particular worth
mentioning is his dedicated loyalty to the Avengers organization’s
fund raising efforts. Without his “Avenger Allegiance”
to rallying contribution donors, the opening of the new Avenger
Dojo would not be a success. Robert is a “Make It Happen
Guy”! His sincere devoted attitude is within the honored
cherished traditions of the Avengers Karate Organization.
– November 12, 2007: Sheila
Dixon is Baltimore New Mayor!
Riley Hawkins, speaking on the behalf of the Avengers Karate
Organization, extends much deserved congratulations to the first
and only Avenger elected Mayor of Baltimore city. Hanshi says
that it is gratifying to be mindful that her heart is still
focused of the “realization” concerning the much-needed
attention for inner city infrastructure stressed conditions.
The Inner harbor, Charles Place, and other previous mayoral
projects uplifted Baltimore’s metropolitan status in a
“sophisticated manner” that created and enhanced
commerce not only within Baltimore but also nationally &
globally. However, it is clearly evident that within our great
city there are still economically stressed areas that warrant
much attention. Baltimore’s metro populace will truly
benefit from Mayor Dixon’s visionary initiatives and “follow
through commitment actions.” We’re very proud of
the fact that Baltimore’s citizens views the mayor as
the most capable person to lead this city to achieve economic
success while never forgetting the distinguished lower and middle
class citizens of our great city. Renshi Mobley of Atlanta says,
“Her mettle is worthy of emulation and is sought out only
by leaders with awesome courage.” Hanshi Hawkins closes
by saying “We wholeheartedly support the Mayors vision
for the city of Baltimore!
Architecture Critic to read the her article.
– October 15, 2007: Global Breast Cancer Survivors
60 Mile Walk!
October 14, 2007, Dr. Linda Thomas Mobley, wife of Renshi Mobley,
completed the Susan G. Komen and National Philanthropic Trust
Breast Cancer Survivors, (3 day) 60 Mile Walk, held in Atlanta,
Georgia. This gargantuan event is held in 43 countries, to include
12 United States cities: Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, the twin
cities (Minnesota), Seattle, Dearborn (Michigan), Philadelphia,
Atlanta, Tampa, Dallas/ Fort Worth, Tucson (Arizona), and San
is extremely proud of his wife Linda, who he describes as “sweet,
gentle, and tough.” Renshi Mobley stated, “The total
distance of this walk is further than walking from Baltimore,
Maryland to the state of Virginia! Although this walk is described
as a “Survivors Walk” one may also describe it as
a “Prevention Walk. In fact, Linda is not a cancer survivor.
Instead, she decided to participate in the walk to demonstrate
and raise money to support the global cure for cancer.”
We all have close friends and/or family that cancer has taken
their lives. As a financial, moral, spiritual, and physical
tribute for cancer survivor victims, Linda was part of an effort
that raised 6.6 million dollars for the medical research cure
miles in the Georgia sun is not easy. Temperatures were in the
“muggy eighties.” Linda stated, “If you think
this was an easy feat then I challenge anyone to try it.”
Completing the walk resulted in thousands of ladies having sore
blistering feet, aching legs, and sun burnt faces.
– October 15, 2007:Kids’
Karate Tournament December 16, 2007
Self Defense Academy is conducting an “In-house Karate
Tournament” on December 16, 2007 at the Holy Spirit Prep
School, located in Atlanta, Georgia. Only students from the
KSDA are allowed to compete in this karate tournament. Karate
students are reminded to bring their mouth protectors and cups.
Questions regarding the tournament should be directed to Renshi
Mobley via email – firstname.lastname@example.org.
– October 12, 2007: KSDA Promotion
Ceremony January 20, 2008
Kids’ Self Defense Academy is conducting rank promotion
ceremony on January 20, 2008 at the Holy Spirit Prep School,
located in Atlanta, Georgia. Students must first pass a written
exam (scheduled during the week of 3-7 December) to be eligible
for promotion. Other requirements are as follows: