Sensei Bill Powers of Nick Cerio’s Kenpo Karate studio on Broadway in Everett presented a certificate of appreciation to Sam Amado, director of the Everett Recreation Center, in recognition of the center’s contribution to the growth of martial arts in the community.
Amado and his staff have done an excellent job in promoting the center’s martial arts programs in the Everett school community, according to Powers, an accomplished instructor in the martial arts and self-defense techniques who has many years of experience.
Amado noted that the relationship between the center and Nick Cerio’s Kenpo Karate studio has been a productive one, opening the door for many youths to study and become proficient in the martial arts.
“Sensei Bill comes to our Summer City Works Camp and does a superb self-defense demonstration for our youth and he attends our Child Safety Day,” said Amado. “He talks to kids about being aware of their surroundings and what they can do to protect themselves from danger.”
Amado said the Recreation Center is conducting a women’s self-defense during its fall programming.
“I enjoy helping out the Recreation Center and promoting the martial arts,” said Powers.