A HUGE thank you to all the Judges, Volunteers and Competitors who made this tournament a success. This was the first time JKA NorCal hosted Nationals. There were over 210 competitors from 26 dojos in 63 events. Congratulations to all.
Late Check In: No registrations accepted on this day. National Anthem and Competitors Oath Competition starts in 4 rings. I. Youth Divisions II. Adult Divisions + Eliminations III. Adult Divisions + Eliminations IV. Youth Divisions 5:30pm Finals in 2 center rings. Closing Ceremonies Banquet at Doubletree Hotel (doors open at 7:00pm) Awards presentation and closing
Group Name: JKA National Tournament Group Code: JKA Check-in: 06-NOV-2019 Check-out: 11-NOV-2019 Booking Deadline: Book by October 14th 2019 Hotel Address: 835 Airport Blvd., Burlingame, California 94010-9949 Hotel Phone Number: (650)373-2221
A great turn out! Thank you to everyone that supported our very own JKA NorCal (US team members) who participated in the recent Funakoshi World Karate Cup held in Tokyo, Japan. This is a world tournament that is held every 3 years – hosted in Japan this year. 53 countries participated with estimated numbers of more than 1200 world-class competitors.
Our JKA NorCal team performed very well when considering most are first-time competitors in a world level tournament. The team was headed and coached by Sensei Christina Foo (5th degree black belt), who is an experienced, world-class karate-ka herself.
Here are some pictures of the USA team Kata:
Our team fought hard and everyone had a great time in Japan – making new friends from different countries and sharing experiences and cultures. These were memories to last a lifetime for our young team.
Philip Hu – placed 6th in kata, boys 9 yrs old
Ciara Stuhler – competed in kata & kumite, girls 12-13 yrs old
Zuri Yip – placed 6th in kata, female 16-18 yrs old
Rosh Torres – tied to 4th/5th place in kata, male 16-18 yrs old
Sensei Khim Torres – placed 6th in men’s team kata with team mates from Chicago (IL) & Miami (FL)
Once again, thank you all for your kind help and support. We are already setting our sights for the team to work hard towards preparing for the next world championship!
The 5th JKA NorCal Shotokan Karate League will be open to outside dojos for the first time this year. The tournament will be held on August 30th at the Prime Time Athletic Club. This year, the proceeds of our league will help fund our Youth US Team Members to compete in Gichin Funakoshi World Cup in Tokyo, Japan in October 2014. We will also have Shihan Takayuki Mikami (9th dan and chief instructor of JKA/American Federation) as our guest.
This tournament will be pre-registration only. Registration forms must be postmarked no later than August 22nd. (Prime Time karate members can register at the front desk). With your help and support, we expect this league to be another great success. We will be awarding medals for lst, 2nd and 3rd place.
We look forward to seeing you and we thank you in advance for your support.