In 2000, he decided to move to Vidalia.
“City life is okay,” said Dewitt, “but I was born
in the country, and I love country life. I love the
peace and harmony. And I like the openness and
welcoming nature of small town life as opposed
to the big city where everybody is busy doing
their own thing and going their own separate
Dewitt began training in Vidalia with John
Hamilton in American Taekwondo and with
Rodney Williams in Shotokan. He achieved
a black belt in both forms. He also trained
with June Bryant who came to Vidalia as a
representative of the ATA school of Atlanta.
Dewitt also has a 5th degree black belt in Karate.
Through the years, he has placed in countless
competitions winning State Championship in
Jiu Jitsu in 2001, State Championship in Mixed
Martial Arts in 2002, and 2nd in State in Karate
RIGHT Realizing that the best way to grow a
community is to contribute to it, Dewitt began
teaching at the Lyons Upper Elementary 21st
Century after-school program. It’s a way to help
promote respect and self-discipline to today’s kids.
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