The Bob and Barbara White Invitational event is celebrating it's 12th year. We have come a long way from our first event that was held at our school's parking lot. The very first year we raised $12,000 and we thought how in the world could we ever match that amount. The next year we doubled that amount and raised $24,000. Last year we donated $140,000 to Royal Family Kids. Our event has grown because of the efforts of so many. Our community has worked together and as a result of this and answered prayers we have exceeded our wildest dreams.

We are excited about our 2018 Invitational weekend. We will kick off the weekend on March 23 with the banquet. Every year it is a sell-out so get your tickets early.

Saturday will be a full day, beginning with seminars at 9 am. We will have seminars taught by Kenpo Legends, Benny “The Jet” Urquidez, Graham Lelliott, John Sepulveda, Eddie Downey, Ron Sanchez, Paul Dye, Tom Bleecker, Chuck Sullivan, Marty Zaninovich, Jim McClure, David Brock, and John Conway. Having these fine martial artists teaching under one roof is something you won't want to miss.

Sunday launches our tournament at Estancia High School in Costa Mesa California. We will again have a free raffle for our competitors.

The result of this tournament weekend has reaped many rewards. Our martial arts community has grown closer with a common desire to help others, the children who compete receive a great swag bag as well as the lesson that they are doing something to help others, and the children of Royal Families have a camp to attend that provides them unconditional kindness, and a week of fun.

Thank you to all who support in so many different ways.


Bob and Barbara White