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Mohegan Sun hosts karate tournament

19 September 2007

UNCASVILLE, Connecticut -- (PRESS RELEASE) -- The 2007 Mohegan Sun National Karate Championships will kick into high gear at 9:00am on Sunday, September 23rd in the Uncas Ballroom at Mohegan Sun. Martial arts competitors from across the United States and Canada will battle it out for cash, prizes and the title of Grand Champion in their division. Then, in the evening, the Battle at the Sun 2 will take place at 7:00pm, featuring the next generation of amateur No Holds Barred-Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighters battling to become the next generation of MMA Champions. This event is a USKBA/ Amateur MMA Genesis-ranked competition.

The Mohegan Sun National Karate Championships is directed and promoted by Peter Rogers from Peter Rogers Karate and Kickboxing Center in Norwich, Connecticut, and is Krane AAAAA plus rated and NASKA AA-rated. Ticket prices are $20.00 (adults) and $10.00 (kids) for the daytime tournament. In the evening, tickets are $20.00 for general admission, $30.00 for ringside seats and $50.00 for golden ringside. Tickets are available through Peter Rogers Karate and Kickboxing Center at 860.779.3373 or at the entrance to the Uncas Ballroom on the day of the event. To register for the competition, please visit koba-ryu.com.

Coached by Rogers, the Mohegan Sun National Karate Team features nationally-ranked martial arts champions Gary Card (Lowell, Massachusetts) - the 2005 Krane Champion in the Men's Black Belt 40-49 Forms Division; Alejandro Da Silva (Narragansett, Rhode Island) - ranked # 1 in the Black Belt 14-15 Open Forms Division.

Mohegan Sun, owned by the Mohegan Tribe, is one of the largest, most distinctive and spectacular entertainment, gaming, shopping and meeting destinations in the United States. Situated on 240 acres along the Thames River in scenic southeastern Connecticut, Mohegan Sun is within easy access of New York, Boston, Hartford and Providence and located 15 minutes from the museums, antique shops and waterfront of Mystic Country. More information is available by calling 1.888.226.7711 or visiting mohegansun.com.

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