A few weeks ago, I was asked to photograph Cayuga Lake Seido Karate's Punch-and-kick-a-thon, to raise money and awareness for cancer research in the Fingerlakes area. Over the course of two hours, participants of all ages kicked and punched 1000 kicks and 1000 punches. Before the night was out they had raised over $2000 for the Cancer Resource Center of the Fingerlakes.
Aurora joined this group back at the beginning of the school year, but in five short months, this has become her family away from home. The level of dedication, devotion and discipline shown to their senseis, their sempai, and to each other is phenomenal. So much respect... and kindness.
Eventually, I hope to have images from this amazing evening available to anyone who wants prints or digital images for their facebook page or website. A huge thank you to Sensei Robin and Sensei Gail for encouraging me to photograph this awesome effort! I feel honored to have been a part of this amazing event and look forward to more.