Mayor Gary Christenson recently congratulated DJ Martial Arts Shifu DJamel Amrane, Brother Hamid Bouroute and the championship students of the DJ Martial Arts Center, 50 Willow Street. After only a few months of operation, the students were able to take first place at the Spring Martial Arts Tournament at the Reggie Lewis Athletic Center in Boston. Held every year, the competition is the pinnacle of Martial Arts competitions for athletes under the age of 18. A delegation of 20 athletes and eight officials were chosen to represent Malden in the competition in which 23 martial arts schools competed.

“I congratulate these young athletes on the success of their win!” said Mayor Christenson. “Hard work and dedication truly pays off.”

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Shifu DJamel Amrane (in back of Mayor to left), Mayor Gary Christenson, Brother Hamid Bourote of The Outreach Community & Reform Center (in back of Mayor far right) with coaches and champions

Mayor Christenson congratulating championship students