The Vital Martial Arts Academy (VMAA) is thrilled to announce its remarkable achievements at the 33rd Martial Arts Foundation Invitation Tournament held in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The tournament, which took place on Saturday, November 5, 2023, at the Joseph C. Carter Park Gym, witnessed VMAA students competing against some of the finest martial artists in the region.

VMAA’s beginner’s students were particularly outstanding, with Mirra Evseenko clinching the grand championship title. Evseenko’s exceptional performance exemplified the dedication and talent of VMAA’s students, even those who are just embarking on their martial arts journey.

Vital Martial Arts Academy team at the 33rd martial arts foundation tournament 2023: Maria Gomez-Moreno, John Estrin, Aisha Sarmiento, Georgiy Zakhvatov, Gregory Seliukov, Mirra Evseenko, Maiia Evseenko, Gabriel Moore, Benjamin Gonzalez-Sanchez, Brooklyn Anya Moore, Aleksander Falkov, Sorina Codita, Lucia Viscito, David Kaziev, Vital Yarashevich, Maxim Onofreiciuc, Marco Viscito, Carlos Gomez-Moreno and Kirill Onofreichiuc

In addition to Evseenko’s grand championship title, VMAA students also earned numerous medals in various categories. The comprehensive list of students is as follows:

12 – 13 y.o.

  • Maxim Onofreiciuc – 1st place beginners bare hands forms

10 – 11 y.o.

  • Marco Viscito – 1st place intermediate bare hands forms
  • Kirill Onofreiciuc – 1st place beginners bare hands forms

8 – 9 y.o.

  • Brooklyn “Anya” Moore – 1st place intermediate bare hands forms
  • Carlos Gomez-Moreno – 3rd place intermediate bare hands forms
  • Gabriel Moore – 2nd place beginners bare hands forms, 3rd place beginners weapons forms
  • Benjamin Gonzalez-Sanchez – 4th place novice bare hands forms

6 – 7 y.o.

  • Mirra Evseenko – Beginners Grand Champion (all ages group), 1st place beginners bare hands forms
  • Sorina Codita – 2nd place beginners bare hands forms, 1st place beginners weapons forms
  • Lucia Viscito – 3rd place beginners bare hands forms
  • Maria Gomez-Moreno¬†– 4th place beginners bare hands forms
  • Aleksander Falkov – 1st place novice bare hands forms
  • John Estrin – 2nd place novice bare hands forms
  • Gregory Seliukov – 3rd place novice bare hands forms
  • David Kaziev – 4th place novice bare hands forms
  • Georgiy Zakhvatov – 5th place novice bare hands forms

4 – 5 y.o.

  • Aisha Sarmiento – 2nd place novice bare hands forms
  • Maiia Evseenko – 3rd place novice bare hands forms

Martial Arts Foundation is an organization founded by Kyoshi Larry L. Mabson during the early 1990’s. MAF events are open to all martial art styles and systems. The primary focus is to promote discipline, respect, honor, personal accountability and leadership through the philosophy of martial art activities. MAF strives to maintain basic values of goodwill and community development through the support of young kids, teens and adult martial art students of all ages and martial art styles by providing quality ongoing martial art activities.