KUMITE CLASSIC FULL CONTACT SPARRING (Photos by J.L. Martello)

MASTER YUSUF OWENS brings his students from his gym in East Liberty to compete in the Classic.

JOEY LIBSCOMB, a 21-year-old from Monessen, lifts 523 pounds, his personal best.

 

MASTER YUSUF OWENS brings his students from his gym in East Liberty to compete in the Classic. Pictured are Isaiah Simmons, Ruby Williams, Owens, and Jewharu Williams.

 

JOHN JACKSON, a 45-year-old personal trainer from Monessen, lifts 501 pounds.

 

JAKIA JACOBS, 12, with Marcus Robinson from the Pittsburgh Bullets.

 

TATJANA WATSON, 26, from Cincinnati, competed and won events at the Classic.

 

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