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2012 Destin Nationals Photo Gallery

The 2012 Destin Nationals took place on June 8 & 9 at the Emerald Coast Convention Center in Fort Walton Beach, Florida. We started out on Friday night with the presentation of our 2011-2012 Champion Award Ceremony (click here for photos of our champions) We then moved on to a St. Jude Board Break demonstration by Master Amanda Olson, who broke 100 boards in succession with elbow strikes, palm heels, and side kicks, and by Master Kevin Mathis who broke 20 5-foot long boards with side kicks. After that, we followed with the Concrete Breaking and Demonstration Team competitions. Next came the High Rank testings. The highest ranking test in AMAI history followed as we witnessed Master Chick Mathis test for his 8th Degree Black Belt (click here for pictures of Master Mathis testing.) The excitement remained strong on Saturday as we completed our tournament competition. Here are some of the pictures from these events: