Texas State Championships endorses GurlFytrz non-profit organization.
Posted Jan 18 2010 2:05pm
Texas State Championshipsin San An tonio, Texasendorses GurlFytrz,a non-profit organization that helps women in distress and those facing domestic violence.The30thAnnual Texas State Championships, hosted byGrandmaster Larry Lockhart, Sr., a Martial Arts Champion and Legend, has teamed up with Marcia Mason as GurlFytrz’ Texas State Director. Empowering women with awareness, workable solutions and self-confidence, GurlFytrz is launching a nationwide campaign to promote women’s safety, self-defense and self-confidence through education via Martial Arts and Personal Development. Texas State Championships tournament held on March 13, 2010, has been hosted for over 30 years and is known to be the place where “Champions come”. It is renowned for its fairness and imbued tenets in the Martial Arts such as courtesy, respect, self-control, integrity and indomitable spirit. Competitors come from all over the Great State of Texas and Mexico to test their skills and secure one of the beautiful awards offered. This nationally known tournament is recognized for upholding the Martial Arts principles such as respecting and assisting all competitors and spectators providing a true, positive Martial Arts experience for seasoned Martial Artists as well as newcomers. This prestigious event is also known for the spirit of giving and supporting its community.In the spirit of giving, theTexas State Championshipswill benefitGurlFytrz Non-Profit Organizationand its efforts in spreading the word about women’s and children’s safety as well as the building of GurlFytrz Safe Ranches, not just in Utah and Texas but, all across the United States.Having spent the majority of his career as a children’s advocate, promoting safety and education, Dr. Lockhart believes that we can make a difference in our community one individual at a time. In 1998, Dr. Lockhart was awarded the Man of the Year Award, which stated, ” . . . For devoted and unselfish dedication to the Martial Arts. For your discipline and leadership as a positive role model. Your constant display of proficiency, discipline, respect, and honor shines among the best. Your contribution to society has been of the utmost highest. We salute you!”
“I am very excited thatGrandmaster Larry Lockhart, Sr. has joined GurlFytrz as our“New Texas State Director”in our fight against Domestic Violence in Texas”, Marcia Mason says. “His endorsement through the Texas State Championships could not have come at a better time as public awareness about these issues is a must for all who care about their families”,Marcia Masonstates.
“I am excited to partner with GurlFytrz to help further a cause that I have been passionate about for years. It is critical thatwomenandchildrenare aware and learn how to respond correctly to the potential dangers that lurk inside and outside of their homes”, Grandmaster Lockhart states. “This national tournament is a wonderful opportunity for Martial Artists and Martial Arts teachers alike to help with the tremendous responsibility of educating our respective communities regarding these issues”, Grandmaster Lockhart says.
Dr. Lockhart currently owns and operates Karate Plus Martial Arts Personal Development Center at 1305 S.W. Loop 410, Marbach Exit 7 in Westlakes Village in San Antonio, Texas. He continues to pass on to his students the traditions of winning through superior attitude, superior techniques, and superior work ethics.