Karate Artists from Across the World Compete in Championship

Published 06/22 2014 07:34PM

Updated 06/22 2014 07:37PM

PEORIA - Karate competitors from all across the world were competing in Central Illinois this weekend.

They were taking part in the International Karate/Kobudo Championships.

Competitors take part in multiple styles of karate and are judged on form and techniques.

Members of "United States Karate-do Kai" say some of the world's best are at this competition.

Karateka Lucky Phillips said, "Members from all over the world come here to compete and to show their skills and to test their skills against their peers. If you win this, that means you're top of the heap."

The championships have been held in Peoria for 30 years.

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