6 New Members and a New Position Created to Ensure TPM’s legacy continues
[Providence, RI]: Team Paul Mitchell Karate announced today the addition of 6 new team members who will be debuting in the famed Black and White uniform at the upcoming Ocean State Grand Nationals on April 8th -10th at the Crowne Plaza in Warwick, RI.
Sam Diaz III, a very powerful senior traditional forms, weapons, and sparring competitor will be added to the team, filling a vacancy that has not had presence since the likes of Rocky DiRico along with the late Gerald “Awesome” Dawson and our team captain “The Total Package” Kevin Thompson.
Along with Mr. Diaz will be rising stars Averi Presley (the fourth Presley sibling to wear the Black and White), from Canada Mr. Esteban Tremblay, Mr. Ben Jones, Ms. Isabella Nicoli and Mr. Dawson Holt. “Each of these new team members were picked by the executive team for having a great attitude and amazing abilities. I think that by adding these players to our line-up, it will only make our team stronger. I’m very excited to have their first tournament at the Ocean State Grand Nationals, where Team Paul Mitchell began back in 1987” said Coach and Co-Founder Don Rodrigues.
Additionally, Mr. Jackson Rudolph has been elevated from elite weapons competitor to the Player Development Coach for Team Paul Mitchell. “Jackson has been a first-class competitor for Team Paul Mitchell for years, we are very excited to have him provide assistance to the executive team in his new role as Player Development Coach”, said Coach and Co-Founder Mr. Steve Babcock.
Team Paul Mitchell is the winningest and longest running professionally sponsored martial arts team in sport karate history. Since Its beginning in 1987, TPM has had a who’s who of sport karate’s best wearing its uniform. Former team members can be found in blockbuster movies, TV shows, within the martial arts and other industries making a positive mark. The team remains sponsored by John Paul Mitchell Systems and Century Martial Arts, the world’s largest uniform and equipment supplier.