Local breaks world record at International karate competition

Local breaks world record at International karate competition

ABILENE, Texas – While competing in the International Sport Karate Association World Championship, Abilenian and owner of Abilene Mixed Martial Arts, Larry Fields, proved why you should not mess with Abilene. The event was held July 1-2 in Orlando, Florida at Walt Disney World. Throughout the weekend, Fields won the “Ultimate Breaker.” To receive this honor, an individual must have the highest cumulative points in multiple breaking events. Fields scored a total of 73 points, with the next closest contender at 50 – placing in only two events. Fields received: {{more}}-Heavy Weight Power Concrete – World Title / 1st-Creative Open Breaking – 2nd-Three-Directional Power Wood – 3rd-Speed Hand Wood – 3rdDuring the Heavy Weight Power Concrete, this impressive instructor won the World Title by breaking a total of 14 bricks; a great example to his competing students. Fields also set the world record for the most bats broken in 10 seconds by breaking 13 bats using his elbow . This record was recognized by the following martial arts and breaking organizations: USBA, WBA and ISKA. Fifteen students from Abilene MMA traveled to Florida to compete. Team Abilene walked away victorious with twenty-five world titles. To catch Fields and Team Abilene in action, tune in to ESPN 2 on Friday, July 22 at 11:30 p.m. EST when the ISKA World Championship is scheduled to air. Fields and Team Abilene host the annual AOK Tumbleweed Karate Championship in April. This year, the event generated $23,250 in economic impact and brought in over 250 competitors and family members to Abilene.