Montezuma Martial Arts karate tournament
Montezuma Martial Arts Studio, located at 18 N. Beech St., will have its first invitational karate tournament on Saturday. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. and the tournament will start at 10:00 a.m. The event will feature the instructors and student members from Montezuma Martial Arts competing against members from Cortez based Yama Bushi Dojo club members. Contestants ages will range from 6 to adults. All belt ranks, white through black, will be accepted. Competition will be in sparring, kata forms and weapons forms. Trophies are awarded for first, second and third place. There will also be a grand trophy awarded to the best overall competitor. All competitors are required to register in advance or no later than 9 a.m. on the morning of the tournament. People must provide their own protective gear. Admission fees are $10 per event or $20 for all three. Spectator fee is $8 for general admission; children 6-under are free. All active duty military personnel are also free with ID. Community Connection clients will be allowed a 50 percent discount, if accompanied by their mentor. Free intermission demonstrations include Susan Matthew, a Tai Chi expert. Walt Stramel will give a demonstration on fencing/foil techniques, followed by Henry Anchando, who will perform a Japanese sword demonstration. For additional information, please contact Anchando at 970-903-6205 or come by the studio on Monday, Wednesday or Friday before class at 7 p.m.
DMR volunteer ski and snowboard instructors
The Adaptive Sports Association in Durango is seeking volunteers to teach skiing and snowboarding to people with disabilities this winter. People can make a difference in students lives, meet great people, and earn discounted lift tickets and Durango Mountain Resort. No experience is necessary, but volunteers must be at least intermediate skiers or snowboarders. Training is free, and volunteers earn discounted skiing at DMR. Internships earning college credit can also be arranged with ASA. Interested volunteers (both new and returning) should attend one of two orientation meetings, which will be held on Thursday, Nov. 3, and Wednesday, Nov. 9, at the Durango Recreation Center. Returning volunteers will meet from 6 to 7 p.m. and new volunteers will meet from 7 to 8 p.m. For more information, please call the ASA office at 970-259-0374 or email AnnMarie@asadurango.com.
Basketball officials needed
Basketball officials are needed for the upcoming high school and middle school seasons. If you are interested in officiating this year, new officials must contact Alfred Baer at 560-9305 for more information.