Team Phoenix/Team Chikara - Elite Competition Team
Team Phoenix is the under belt competition team at Ultimate Martial Arts Hugo. Team Chikara is the elite competition team at Ultimate Martial Arts Hugo and Ham Lake. The team is led by head Instructor Mr Mitch Maas. The teams specialize in forms. They will compete in numerous tournaments during the season. Their success illustrated by the Grand Champions awards and trophies displayed at UMA Hugo. In addition to tournaments, they also participate in demonstrations at schools, parades, and other events. Team members display exceptional karate as well as personal character while representing UMA Hugo.
They hold tryouts during the summer for the upcoming tournament season. Upcoming tryouts will be posted on the events calendar. Red belts and above are encouraged to try out for their spot on Team Phoenix. There is no minimum age requirement. Team members are required to maintain a "B" average, thus to remain active on the team. The teams practice every Tuesday and Thursday evening apart from regular classes. You will find their practice schedule here, on the class schedule. Students that are interested in joining Team Phoenix or Team Chikara are especially encouraged to come check out a few of the team practices.
The following video is the 2016/2017 Team Phoenix competing in Duluth. As a result, Team Phoenix won the Grand Championship for this performance.