2019 JKA American Federation Nationals Announcement

Save the date: Nov 8-10, 2019!

November 8-10 2019 JKA American Federation Karate Championship with Sensei Takayuki Mikami, Sensei Yoshizo Machida and Sensei Isami Shiroma

The 2019 Japan Karate Association American Federation National Karate Championships and Goodwill Tournament honoring Sensei Takayuki Mikami will be in the San Francisco Bay Area on 8-10 November 2019.

Male and Female, all ages, ranks and organizations are invited. JKA Nor Cal are very excited to host this event. See the most recent post for more information.

Date/Time:

Friday November 8, 2019 (Clinics and Dan testing)
Saturday November 9, 2019 (Tournament)
Sunday November 10, 2019 (Wine Tour)

Registration:

Register here: https://jkanorcal.org/jka-af-nationals-registration

Kyu Testing Results (11/16/13)

Kyu Testing on Sat Nov 16, 2013 at noon

BELT PROMOTION RESULTS: Congratulations to all who passed their belt promotion.  Everyone showed good improvement and spirit.  Here’s to a good year of training!

Thanks to Tim Schulz for the attached photos.  I invite more parents and friends to send me (foo@jkanorcal.org) your pictures so that I can include them on this post.  Reminder:  Belt promotion celebration on Thursday – check details with Sensei Khim.

 

(2 ) – Mark Guerra
(2 ) – Polina Zamalin
(2B) – Sammi Yeung
(4 ) – Joseph Hoskins
(4 ) – Riley Ho
(4 ) – Kian Aimi
(4 ) – Sean Kelley
(5 ) – Joshua Hanson
(5 ) – Zachary Hanson
(5 ) – Austin Schulz
(6 ) – Rieko Murakami
(6 ) – Luke Wiegand
(6 ) – Ryan Gong
(6 ) – Alicia Tam
(6 ) – Charlie Michael
(6 ) – Brody Kelley
(6 ) – Aidan Kelley
(6 ) – Ryan Malik
(6 ) – Inaaya Omer
(6 ) – Sean Lai
(6 ) – Katie Shaw
(6B) – Kehl Shaw
(7 ) – Ethan Dubovsky
(7 ) – Isabella Caruzo
(7) – Ryan Dubovsky
(7 ) – Joshua Kim
(7 ) – Evan Kim
(7 ) – Thomas Salas
(7) – Sabrina Ramirez
(7) – Sophia Ramirez
(7) – Maria Duquette
(7B) – Lai-Theng Leong
(7B) – Hanady Batshon
(8) – Abeajal Dotson
(8 ) – Ian Shaw
(8 ) – Elliot Schnelker
(8 ) – Winston Schnelker
(8 ) – Wade Kingsbury
(8 ) – Charlie Quivey
(8 ) – Mana ‘Omia Tito
(8 ) – Karen Barrolaza
(8 ) – Lucas Kirk
(8 ) – Reece Ho
(8 ) – Nicholas Waterman
(8 ) – Mason Ho
(8B) – Amir Batshon

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KYU testing Results (06/22/13)

Karate Belt Promotion

BELT PROMOTION RESULTS: Congratulations to all who passed their belt promotion progressing to their new rank … Your summer training is showing well. Keep on training! We will be challenging you to a “little league” at the upcoming Summer Clinic with Sensei Jose Ferrand (JKA 6th Dan, US team coach) presiding (Aug 9-11).

(2 ) – BingJun Chan
(2 ) – Christopher Yu
(2 ) – Cherilyn Yu
(3 ) – Cole Christie
(3 ) – Joseph Ciardella
(3 ) – Cameron Cowan
(3 ) – Andrew Lutz
(3 ) – Nicholas Balch
(3 ) – Abdallah Batshon
(4 ) – BingXi Chan
(4 ) – Ethan Tam
(4B) – Tyler Ho
(5 ) – Riley Ho
(5 ) – Joseph Hoskins
(5 ) – Alissa Klein
(5B) – Sean Kelley
(5B) – Steve Rainaldi
(6 ) – Cillian Cray
(6 ) – Joshua Hanson
(6 ) – Zachary Hanson
(6 ) – Anthony Chilton
(6 ) – Zackary Kirk
(7 ) – Inaaya Omer
(7 ) – Charlie Michael
(7 ) – Brody Kelly
(7 ) – Aidan Kelly
(7 ) – Ryan Malik
(7 ) – Alicia Tam
(7 ) – Sean Lai
(7 ) – Angeline Cardona
(7 ) – Luke Wiegand
(7 ) – Ryan Gong
(7 ) – Jake Fong
(7B) – Rieko Murakami
(8 ) – Joshua Kim
(8 ) – Evan Kim
(8 ) – Thomas Salas
(8B) – Sabrina Ramirez
(8B) – Sophia Ramirez
(8B) – Maria Duquette

KYU testing Results 03/02/13

BELT PROMOTION RESULTS:  Congratulations to all who passed their belt promotion progressing to their new rank testing at our first 2013 belt promotion …

New belts will be awarded on Saturday 03/09/13.  More hard training … and onto our next event at the 2013 Ozawa Cup in Las Vegas at the end of the month!

(1 ) – Doug Mazur
(1 ) – Christian Leung
(1 ) – William Urrutia
(3B)- Polina Zamalin
(4 ) – Tim Schulz
(4 ) – Adel Ghezaret
(4 ) – Lily Ghezaret
(4B)- Tristan Toy
(4B)- Ronan Muldowney
(5 ) – Gabby Galleti
(5 ) – Giovanni Riad
(5 ) – Royce Carol
(5 ) – Kavi Singh
(5 ) – Sean O’Grady
(5 ) – Ryan Toy
(6 ) – Dalia Riad
(6B)- Nathan Balch
(7 ) – Cillian Cray
(7 ) – Kazuki Iwase
(7 ) – Sean Kelley
(8 ) – Isabella Caruzo
(8 ) – Charlie Michael
(8 ) – Inaaya Omer

Sensei Mikami in the Bay Area 10/13/12

We are so proud to welcome our six (6) new JKA NorCal SHODANs!  We thank Sensei Mikami for coming to the Bay Area for our DAN/KYU test on October 13, 2012.  Welcome JKA/AF LAS VEGAS dojo as well for joining us in Sensei Mikami’s Clinic and testing/certifying with JKA.

Congratulations to our JKA NorCal dojo’s new Blackbelts!

Justin Huwe
Camri Stuhler
Ciara Stuhler
Audrey Durazzo
Kim Masayuki Torres
Jennifer Madore

And Las Vegas dojo’s new certified JKA Nidans!

Gedion Soulimen
Maynard Bagang
Bienvenido Dones

KYU testing results (06/30/12)

 CONGRATULATIONS to all who have trained hard during the summer.

And thanks to Zuri Yip, Rosh Torres and Brian Ng for their demonstration on team kata.  They are among the youth who will be representing JKA NorCal at the upcoming 2012 JKA/AF Nationals in New Orleans, Louisiana in November (10th & 11th).  Hope they are inspiring more of our students to take on the challenge and join us there.

Thank you Tim for the pictures.  If anyone else has pictures of the test (especially the group photo) – please email to me foo@jkanorcal.org

BELT PROMOTION RESULTS:

(2 ) – Cylie Stuhler
(2 ) – Carrie Lei
(3 ) – Mark Guerra
(3 ) – JunJun Chan
(3 ) – Christopher Yu
(3 ) – Cherilyn Yu
(3 ) – Joseph Lee
(4 ) – Evan Walker
(4 ) – Cole Christie
(5 ) – Lucy Ballinger
(5 ) – Polina Zamalin
(5 ) – Jeff Witz
(5 ) – Chris Pei
(6 ) – Ronan Muldowney
(6 ) – Tristan Toy
(6 ) – Ryan Toy
(6 ) – Tim Schulz
(6 ) – Kian Aimi
(6 ) – Kavi Singh
(6 ) – Erin Gilligan
(6 ) – Sean O’Grady
(7 ) – Austin Schulz
(7 ) – Tyler Ho
(7 ) – Riley Ho
(7 ) – Joseph Hoskins
(8 ) – Zachary Hanson
(8 ) – Joshua Hanson
(8 ) – Anthony Chilton
(8B) – Jack McGuire
(8B) – Cillian Cray
(8B) – Luke Nielsen

KYU Testing Results (02/25/12) and LEAGUE

CONGRATULATIONS to all!  I do apologize for the late publish on your results – I have been having some technical difficulties.

So good to see the progress from training over the holidays in the KYU exams.  And I hope you all enjoyed the League – we are starting to see more experience in our students.  Sensei Khim hopes to present more opportunities for our students to compete this year, starting with local tournaments in  our Bay Area and then going to New Orleans this year for our JKA/AF Nationals in the fall.

A huge thank you to Kore Chan (korethegenius) for taking the beautiful pictures for our dojo events!


BELT PROMOTION RESULTS:

(1 ) – Joyce Wong
(1 ) – Philip Hu
(2 ) – Christian Leung
(2 ) – Daejin Abidoye
(2 ) – Doreen Baires
(2 ) – Paul Breslow
(3 ) – Cylie Stuhler
(3 ) – Carrie Lei
(4 ) – Brian Lee
(4 ) – Asher Whitten
(5 ) – Andrew Lutz
(5 ) – Matthew Stensen
(5 ) – Cole Christie
(5 ) – Max Gaines
(5 ) – Evan Walker
(5 ) – Joseph Ciardella
(5 ) – Tasha Shaw
(5 ) – Hans Schulz
(6 ) – Royce Carol
(6 ) – Sammi Yeung
(6 ) – Ethan Tam
(6 ) – Kathy Howell
(7 ) – Kavi Singh
(7 ) – Kian Aimi
(7 ) – Emily Geraghty
(7 ) – Jules Evans
(7 ) – Lila Ryan
(7 ) – Ryan Tate
(7 ) – Nick Gomez
(7 ) – Erin Gilligan
(7 ) – Alissa Klein
(7 ) – Tristan Toy
(7 ) – Ryan Toy
(7 ) – Dalia Riad
(7 ) – Ronan Muldowney
(7B) – Nathan Balch
(7B) – Jack Geraghty
(7B) – Tim Schulz
(8 ) – Austin Schulz
(8 ) – Joseph Hoskins
(8 ) – Tyler Ho
(8 ) – Riley Ho
(8B) – Connor Muldowney
(8B) – Kirk Zachary
(8B) – Kazuki Iwase
(8B) – Connor Muldowney
(8B) – Olivia Watson
(8B) – Luke Watson

LEAGUE RESULTS: KATA

WHITE BELTS
1st – Tyler Ho
2nd – Riley Ho
3rd – Joseph Hoskins

YELLOW BELTS
1st – Kian Aimi
2nd – Tristan Toy
3rd – Emily Geraghty
3rd – Ryan Toy

ORANGE BELTS
1st – Sammi Yeung
2nd – Ethan Tam
3rd – Royce Carol

GREEN/PURPLE BELTS
1st – Joseph Ciardella
2nd – Patrick Hoskins
3rd – Andrew Lutz

BROWN BELTS
1st – Philip Hu
2nd – Yuki Torres
3rd – Garren Lum

ALL RANKS ADULT
1st – Daejin Abidoye
2nd – Zuri Yip
3rd – Hans Schulz

LEAGUE RESULTS: KUMITE

COLOR BELTS
1st – Andrew Lutz
2nd – BingXi Chan
3rd – Joseph Ciardella

BROWN BELTS
1st – Yuki Torres
2nd – Ciara Stuhler
3rd – Justin Huwe
3rd – Garren Lum

KYU Testing Results (10/29/11)

CONGRATULATIONS on your new rank! Here are the results and I am pleased to see the progress and development on your techniques. We now have about 12 brown belts with 1st Kyu – who should be persisting in their training and preparing for their Black Belt Dan Exam. You must be training consistently for 6months to be eligible to test for your black belt promotion.

NOTE: We will not be presenting the new belts and certificates until Thursday 11/17/11 (@5pm) as we will be off to Miami, Florida for our 2011 JKA/AF Nationals & Collegiate Goodwill Tournament.

Sensei Khim and Christina is looking forward to helping you prepare for it.

RESULTS:

(1 ) – Justin Huwe
(1 ) – Camri Stuhler
(1 ) – Ciara Stuhler
(1 ) – Garren Lum
(1 ) – Audrey Durazzo
(1 ) – Zuri Yip
(1B) – Joyce Wong
(1B) – Philip Hu
(2 ) – Devon Ramos
(2 ) – William Urrutia
(3 ) – Sonny Batasin
(3 ) – Doreen Baires
(3 ) – Daejin Abidoye
(4 ) – Patrick Hoskins
(4 ) – Joseph Lee
(4 ) – Cherilyn Yu
(4 ) – Christopher Yu
(4 ) – JunJun Chan
(4 ) – Melina Shapiro
(4B) – Nicholas Balch
(5 ) – Cameron Cowan
(5 ) – Jacob Huey
(5 ) – Adel Ghezarat
(5 ) – Lili Ghezarat
(6 ) – Brendan Burns
(6 ) – Giovanni Riad
(6 ) – Tasha Shaw
(6B) – BingXi Chan
(6B) – Gabby Galletti
(7 ) – Ethan Tam
(7 ) – Emma Hall
(7 ) – Sammi Yeung
(7 ) – Megan O’Grady
(7 ) – Sean O’Grady
(7 ) – Royce Carol
(7 ) – Ivan Hornung
(7 ) – Kathleen Howell
(7 ) – Summer Batasin
(7 ) – Sunshine Batasin
(7B) – Kehl Shaw
(7B) – Katie Shaw
(8 ) – Kian Aimi
(8 ) – Emily Geraghty
(8 ) – Lila Ryan
(8 ) – Tate Ryan
(8 ) – Kavi Singh
(8 ) – Nick Gomez
(8 ) – Erin Gilligan
(8 ) – Ryan Toy
(8 ) – Alissa Klein
(8 ) – Dalia Riad
(8 ) – Tristan Toy
(8 ) – Jules Evans
(8B) – Ronan Muldowney
(8B) – Jack Geraghty
(8B) – Nathan Balch

REMINDER: If you have photos from last Saturday’s event. Please send to foo@jkanorcal.org and I will post it on this blog.

KYU Testing Results (2/26/11)

CONGRATULATIONS to all who passed their KYU tests back in February.  I do apologize for not posting this on time.

(2 ) – BRIAN LEE
(2 ) – PATRICK LEE
(2 ) – JUSTIN HUWE
(2 ) – GARREN LUM
(2 ) – AUDREY DURAZZO
(2 ) – CAMRI STUHLER
(2 ) – CIARA STUHLER
(2B) – JOYCE WONG
(3 ) – CHRISTIAN LEUNG
(3 ) – ZURI YIP
(3 ) – WILLIAM URRUTIA
(3 ) – IVAN ALVARO
(3 ) – DEVON RAMOS
(3 ) – PHILIP HU
(4B) – JACK HICKEY
(4B) – BRENDAN BROWN
(5 ) – JOHNNY SUSOFF
(5 ) – AIDEN DENTON
(5 ) – PATRICK HOSKINS
(5 ) – JOSEPH LEE
(5 ) – CHRISTOPHER YU
(5 ) – CHERILYN YU
(5 ) – JUN JUN CHAN
(5 ) – MELINA SHAPIRO
(5 ) – DOREEN BAIRES
(5 ) – SONNY BATASIN
(5 ) – DAEJIN ABIDOYE
(5B) – NICHOLAS BALCH
(6 ) – CAMERON COWAN
(6 ) – JACOB HUEY
(6 ) – ADEL GHEZARAT
(6 ) – LILI GHEZARAT
(7 ) – MATTHEW STENSEN
(7 ) – JOSEPH CAROL
(7 ) – COLE CHRISTIE
(7 ) – BRIAN LEE
(7 ) – MAX GAINES
(7 ) – ANDREW LUTZ
(7 ) – JOSEPH CIARDELLA
(7 ) – EVAN WALKER
(7 ) – LUCY BALLINGER
(7 ) – HANS SCHULZ
(8 ) – MAGGIE LEE
(8 ) – GIOVANNI RIAD
(8 ) – POLINA ZAMALIN
(8 ) – BRENDAN BURNS
(8B) – GABBY GALLETTI

 

KYU Testing Results (6/18/11)

UPDATE:  Belt promotion celebration scheduled for Saturday July 02, 2011 at noon.  See you all there for pizza and cake!  You are welcome to join us in class 9-10am (All Ranks) 10-11am (Brown and Black belts) in Studio 2 before the party.

CONGRATULATIONS to JKA NorCal students who passed their KYU tests.  I am most proud to see the hard work and training over the past 4 months presented well in your good performance at the test.

For those of you in the intermediate to advanced level (green, purple, brown belts).  I strongly urge you to stretch yourself beyond just classroom training and reach for other milestones in your training.  Upcoming in November is our 2011 JKA/AF Nationals & Collegiate Goodwill Tournament (held in Miami, Florida 11/12-11/13).  It is an opportunity to benchmark yourself to students around the nation and this year even internationally as there is an international goodwill invitation to our shotokan karate friends abroad.  See the links on our site for more information on the event.  It is also a nice forum to make friends; extend your vacation in South Florida and set a goal for yourself to improve and prepare for your blackbelt rank promotion.

RESULTS:
(1 ) – MIMI LEE
(1 ) – JEAN BAPTIST ANDRE
(2 ) – ZURI YIP
(4 ) – SONNY BATASIN
(4 ) – DOREEN BAIRES
(4 ) – DAEJIN ABIDOYE
(4B) – CYLIE STUHLER
(4B) – CARRIE LEI
(5 ) – ASHER WHITTEN
(5 ) – ALI ALAOUI
(5B) – BRIAN LEE
(6 ) – MATTHEW STENSEN
(6 ) – COLE CHRISTIE
(6 ) – MAX GAINES
(6 ) – JOSEPH CIARDELLA
(6 ) – EVAN WALKER
(6 ) – LUCY BALLINGER
(6 ) – ANDREW LUTZ
(6 ) – HANS SCHULZ
(6B) – MAGGIE LEE
(6B) – POLINA ZAMALIN
(7 ) – GIOVANNI RIAD
(7 ) – BRENDAN BURNS
(7B) – BINGXI CHAN
(7B) – GABBY GALLETTI
(8 ) – KATHERINE HOWELL
(8 ) – SAMMI YEUNG
(8 ) – MEGAN O’GRADY
(8 ) – SEAN O’GRADY
(8 ) – ETHAN TAM
(8 ) – EMMA HALL
(8 ) – ROYCE CAROL
(8 ) – DINO ZAMMIT
(8 ) – GIANNI ZAMMIT
(8B) – KEHL SHAW
(8B) – KATIE SHAW

If you have photos from the belt promotion and willing to share. I would like to post some on the site. Please send to my email foo@jkanorcal.org – Thank you in advance!
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Our next belt promotion test is scheduled for Saturday 06/18/11 at Prime Time Studio 1 (12noon-2pm). Please check with Sensei Khim to see if you are eligible to test.  Good luck … see you then!