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Pacific Southwest Karate Tourney

Last Saturday, February 18, Sensei Judy brought three students to San Diego to compete in an AAU (Amateur Athletic Union) Pacific Southwest Karate Tournament. Overall, FKU competed in 9 events and came home with 5 medals!

  • Henry won gold in the 15-17 Year-Old Boys Advanced Kumite! Henry was also invited onto a sparring team while we were at the tournament, and his team took the silver in ultimate rotational team sparring.
  • Phoebe won silver in the 15-17 Year-Old Girls Advanced Kata with their performance of Seinchin.
  • Eleanor won bronze in the 15-17 Year-Old Girls Advanced Kumite, even though she’s only 14!
  • Sensei Judy won silver in the 18+ Womens Blackbelt Kumite and silver in 35+ Womens Blackbelt Kata.

So, when you see them, please congratulate Henry Adams, Phoebe Keran, and Eleanor Adams on a great showing at UCSD!

Check out the photos below to get a sense of what a karate tournament is like. Anyone interested in competing should talk to Sensei Judy. It’s never too early to start competing. Students as young as 5 years old participate, from white belt on up, and FKU has classes each week focused on tournament skills.