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Karate champs

Students at Shrader’s MMA Academy recently participated in the 2013 S.O.M.A. Karate Championships in Baldwin. Will Tripoli, front, placed second in weapons and received a certificate in forms in the 11- to 16-year-old Black Belt Division. In back are, from left, Richard Smith, who placed first in weapons and second in forms in the 17- to 34-year-old Black Belt Division; John Tripoli, who received first-place recognition in forms and weapons in the 35-and-older Black Belt Division; and Master Mark Shrader, trainer and owner of Shrader’s MMA Academy.
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