WHEN: June 8 – SATURDAY, 12:30 to 2:00PM
WHERE: Hays YMCA, Main Group X Room

SPECIAL GUEST: Grandmaster Kurban

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100% of Donations Fund Youth Scholarships & Competitive Fees

Team Zen 2024 Scholarship Awards Applications

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Team Zen – Champions for Life 501(3)c was founded in the year 2013, to enhance leadership skills and provide educational and competitive opportunities for deserving young martial artists.

We are honored to award Spring & Fall Team Zen Academic Scholarships for 2024, with the support of our valued sponsors. Our scholarships recognize youth members within the State of Texas martial arts community for their outstanding achievement and dedication to excellence.

Please download the application for further details. Submission deadline: Emailed to teamzenchamps@gmail.com by October 15, 2024. If application is mailed it must be postmarked by October 12, 2024. No late or incomplete applications will be accepted.

Scholarships will be announced and awarded at the Fall 2024 Black Belt Exam. If you have any questions or concerns, please email teamzenchamps@gmail.com or call/text 512-897-7636.

Congratulations to Team Zen’s 2024 Spring Scholarship Winner: Chloe Dutting

From Left to Right: Master Janette Kurban, Grandmaster Jennifer Branch, Chloe Dutting, Grandmaster Roy Kurban

Congratulations to Team Zen’s 2021 Scholarship Winners: Erin Blasingame & Billy Tishler

Erin Blasingame demonstrates her kicking technique while donning her graduation cap and gown! You go, Erin!!
Billy Tishler is awarded a Team Zen Scholarship, presented by Grandmaster Branch.

Elevating Excellence

Our leadership programs empower young people through traditional martial arts training, competition and youth instructor development. The youth instructor training instills social responsibility and community connections. 

A Few Team Zen Accomplishments Over the Years:

  • Naska “Cowboy Up” National Tournament 2024, Austin.
  • Nask Naitoanal Tournament 2024, California.
  • Centex Open Tournament 2024, Austin.
  • Texas Karate League Eagle Winners in multiple age groups and divisions.
  • Promoted over 50 students from beginner Gold Belt to advanced level of 4th Degree Black Belt.
  • Seven students competed in a National tournament as Team Zen in Washington, DC.
  • Several students entered the National Junior Honor Society and gifted programs.
  • Currently enrolled 5 students in the Youth Instructor Leadership Program.
  • Sponsored student competition in over 10 tournaments.
  • Hosted Swiss student for 6 weeks of training and National tournament competition.
  • Co-sponsored athletes to WUKF World Championships in Europe.
  • Co-sponsored athlete to TKD Inter Open in Costa Rica.

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