Passaic students and Mom WIN BIG at International Martial Arts Tournament
Reston, VA, January 14, 2018– Charles Ndirangu, a Passaic Arts and Science Charter School third grader, has won First Place in the World Cup International Invitational Martial Arts competition this past Sunday.
Charles is the calm before the storm. He showed great patience and skill and earned
that World Cup with determination. – Peaches Vizzio (Instructor)
At only 7 years old, Charles, a seasoned veteran of Martial Arts competitions, competed at the intermediate level of 6-8 year olds. His divisions were made up of boys and girls from many different martial arts backgrounds including Korean Tae Kwon Do, Japanese Karate and Chinese Kung-Fu. Countries all over the world represented their styles in this tournament. Charles took First Place in point sparring.
He made it look easy! – Katterine Godoy (Mother)
Charles’ little brother, Silas, a Passaic pre-school student, has won his first World Cup this year in the 5 & under division. Showing great determination and focus, he demonstrated that even at 4 years old, we can be serious for just a moment! Just like his big brother, he’s going to be a contender!
The apple does not fall far from the tree. Clifton Recreation Zumba and Volleyball instructor and mother of Charles and Silas, Katterine Godoy, has not only taken First Place in the Women’s 30-39 Intermediate Traditional Forms division but has taken home the Grand Championship! This means, they took all the first place winners from both the mens and womens divisions and had them compete for best of the best. It’s no wonder her children have done so well!
Vizzio’s Institute of Martial Arts, based in Fairfield, NJ brought ten competitors to compete in the World Cup. All ten competitors took home trophies. Overall, one Grand Champion, nine first place trophies, two second place trophies and two third place trophies.
If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Peaches Vizzio at 973-575- 5425 or email at email@example.com.