This past month a team of dedicated athletes from Lincoln & Omaha’s Tiger Rock Academies traveled to New Orleans to represent Nebraska in the TRMAI World Championships. This is a 3 day event including the tournament championships, high rank testing, and seminars. Senior Master Chris Jackson tested and passed at this event for his 8th Degree Black Belt and will become one of less than 10 people around the world in TRMAI to achieve this rank.
At the end of 2012, Jeff Dousharm recruited Jackson to join the team. Prior to this Senior Master Jackson has owned and operated his own academies in multiple cities. Moving here from Tuscaloosa Alabama for the newly created management position, Jackson has also been greatly supported by his wife, Rebecca, who also attended the World Championships and the testing itself. Jackson has been training for over 30 years and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the students of Tiger Rock.
Other martial artists from Lincoln and Omaha areas that attended the event were Senior Master Jeff Dousharm, Master Michael Baluch, Sandy Baluch, Anna Fawcett, Jason Reed, Aaron Searls, Maresa Searls, JJ Riethoven, Gabriel Riethoven, Autumn Damewood, Summer Damewood, Jackson Sheets, Kevin Sheets and Lucy Sheets. All of those who competed from Nebraska medaled in their divisions!
Congratulations to Sr. Master Jackson on a successful testing and to all of Tiger Rock’s competitors for representing Nebraska so well!