Burbank Middle School
Our Karate Team participated in the 2019 Spring KSK Regional Qualifier Tournament. We took over 40 students to the competition and our students did exceedingly well! We had 12 third place, 5 second place, and 10 first place trophies. This means that we will be taking 40 participants to the 2019 KSK Southeast Texas Qualifier Tournament on March 30th! As we continue to grow in skills and determination, we would like to thank all the teachers and parents who support us, and especially our Principal Mr. Knittle who keeps this program at Burbank!
On January 19, 2019 Burbank Middle School hosted the 2109 KSK Martial Arts Mania Championships. The Burbank Karate Team Competed in a very competitive division and won 3rd Place and have hung another Championship Banner!!!!
We are now in the middle of all the preparation and training for the Spring Qualifier Tournament that's coming up on February 9th.
I am super proud, honored and blessed to be their Instructor, Coach and Mentor!!!!
Our students participated in the KSK Fall Qualifier which was held November 17, 2018 in Manvel High School in Manvel, Texas. Results may be found in the KSK 2018 Fall Qualifier Results page. The Fall Belt Ceremony will be held in the auditorium on December 6, 2018 beginning at 6:00 pm.
Last year, KickStartKids celebrated its 25th Anniversary. Founded by Mr. Chuck Norris as Kick Drugs out of America, Burbank Middle School was one of the four original schools to incorporate the program as part of its electives for its students. Even though Burbank has always had excellent karate students, the achievements attained in the past six years are truly outstanding:
- 64 KSK State Championships
- 58 UFAF World International Champions
- KSK Martial Arts Mania Champions in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
- 16 Black Belts
- 2014 UFAF Karate School of the Year
- Teammates of Houston ALL STAR DEMO TEAM
- Back to Back to Back KSK State Champions 2015, 2016, 2018
- 2018 UFAF School of the Year
The 2018 UFAF School of the Year Team photographed with KickStartKids founder Mr. Chuck Norris ( in the center of the photo).
I have been truly blessed to be the coach of such a talented group of individuals. I know that as they continue to exhibit the qualities of perseverance, hard work, and positivity, they will continue to make their families and their school proud!
The celebration at the end of the year, the Belt Ceremony 2018, was held in the auditorium. For your enjoyment, here are some pictures of the Las Vegas 2018 UFAF International Tournament and of the Belt Ceremony 2018.