A number of local residents participated in the 27th annual Walla Walla Karate-do Invitational. The Feb. 16 event in Touchet, Washington, was held by sensei Dave Lybbert.
Events included Kata, weapons, and 3-point sparring (Kumite) and featured participants from age 4 through more than 40.
Out of 15 students that participated, Eastern Oregon Family Taekwondo made a very good showing, said Erwin Watson. The local group was the only taekwondo school that participated, as the rest were karate schools from across Oregon, Idaho, Washington and California. The local school brought home 17 trophies and two medals.