Jackson excels in martial arts
Adam Jackson, 14-year-old black belt, has been busy on the martial arts circuit this summer. He won first place at the U.S. Open in Orlando, Fla., and took second place at both the Bluegrass Nationals in Louisville, Ky., and at the Capital Classic in Washington, D.C. Adam continues to rank number one in traditional weapons on the world circuit.
On the regional circuit, Adam won first place at the Bowling Green Classic in weapons and went on to win grand champion in the same tournament. Earlier this summer, he won grand champion at the Misty Jacks' Memorial in Memphis. In addition to his world rankings, Adam holds first place in the regional weapons competition.
Adam will be teaching in Memphis this fall. He has also been invited to represent the United States in a competition in the Caribbean later next spring and an article on Adam is to appear in "Action" magazine later this year.
Adam is a ninth grade student at Gosnell High School. He is the son of Jim and Linda Jackson of Gosnell and the grandson of Otto and Elsie Donner of Manila.