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OSS! We’re back! Hajime … at our new Dojo location

Hello JKA NorCal family and friends – For those we have not seen (in person or virtually), hope you are all keeping well and staying healthy. For those who have hung in there with us since the shut down, training on Zoom, at the various park locations outdoors, “good on you, congratulations! Thank you for persevering!”

THROUGH ADVERSITY, WE BUILD STRENGTH! And we COUNT ALL OUR BLESSINGS …Grateful that we are healthy and still training AND getting to know each other much better (locally and internationally). We are now only a zoom session away from any training worldwide, with our broader JKA family! Closer to home, as we emerge from the many lockdowns and uncertainty, it was the right stimulus for us to look for a permanent solution — so we can get back together and train. We have outgrown PrimeTime (physically and spiritually)…

On Friday, October 1, 2021 we held our dojo soft opening at our new space/location. Thank you to all who helped prepare the dojo for this and to everyone who came to launch this very momentous next step for JKA NorCal. We are so very excited to share the experience and growth of our dojo. It is a beautiful space with so much potential. As you can see, we are still setting up, but plan on having an auspicious GRAND OPENING at a later date when we will invite some of our karate friends and seniors over to formally celebrate the event (pending COVID restrictions) – date TBA.

In the meantime through the end of October while we continue to fix up the space, we will be retaining our restricted schedule of 2 daily classes Mon-Fri (Kids 5-6pm; Adults: 6-7pm) at our new space, and Saturdays by the Bay (Seal Point Park 8:45-10:15am) – training indoors with mask out of precaution for our younger students who are not yet vaccinated. We are also looking into “live-streaming” our classes for those who are yet not comfortable to train indoors.

Stay tuned

A Dedication to Omine Okinawa Karate Kobudo Dojo:

Thank you for the beautiful dojo, we commit to keep the spirit going, with fortitude and hard work!

JKA NorCal
Sensei Wauriman found a scroll with calligraphy embedded deep behind the artwork shelves while cleaning the Tatami/Meditation room.

HISTORY OF THIS DOJO LOCATION: Omine Sensei was from Okinawa. In 1973 he immigrated to USA to teach shorin-ryu karate and opened up a dojo with one of his students Susan Borgr (a Nidan at the time). When Sensei Omine died in 1975, Sensei Susan assumed the dojo until 2009. Sensei Pat Mcgale grew up in Okinawa to a Japanese mother and an American father, a sensei in Okinawan JuJitsu who taught until age 90 (and is living in Okinawa today). Sensei Pat has been martial artist since the age of 5. Upon moving to the USA, Sensei Susan often had him teach as a guest instructor, increasingly more so after she fell ill. Upon her passing in 2009, Sensei Pat inherited Omine dojo until it was forced to close its doors early into the pandemic.

An update: Sensei Pat stopped by the dojo last week and was pleased to see JKA NorCal at the dojo — in the same spirit and tradition. Perhaps we will have a chance to get to know him as well.

Other acknowledgements

As we continue to put up finishing touches around the dojo, we finally have a place to put up the BEAUTIFUL CALLIGRAPHY penned by Emily Montgomery-Brown’s neighbor. We thank her!
Our beloved GRUNDY PARK which has been JKA NorCal’s “pseudo dojo” for the past year and a half — we are so grateful for the opportunity to train and enjoy the lovely outdoors

And of course 🌊 SATURDAY’S BY THE BAY🥋 training with Senpai John and Senpai Harry at Seal Point Park, San Mateo … We are blessed with the beautiful hinterlands afforded to us in the Bay Area. So we will continue our Saturday rigor training at this venue.

Thank you for your donation in time, materials and funds. ❤ So far (as of 10/11), we have raised $4,550 in funds … we will be using it for Rent Deposit and retrofitting the Dojo space.

November 1st … We Will Start Our New Schedule and Pricing!

We hope that this will get us back to a rigor and the discipline we need to grow at our dojo 👊.

SCHEDULE: We’ve put a lot of thought to the new schedule which offers some flexibility for all of you to plan what fits your routine and which classes to take. You may want to discuss with Sensei Wauriman “a development plan” for you/your child and what is needed for the next belt promotion.

Note: new schedule will start on November 1, 2021. For October we will retain current schedule.

ATTENDANCE: Therefore, we will start to track attendance which will provide the data to determine qualification for promotion.

WAIVER/INDEMNITY FORM: All students will need to sign and turn in as part of our “start up” in this new location. Appreciate your cooperation as we need all new paperwork. Will try to explore some online solutions to make it less painful for everyone.

PRICING: As expected, in our new setup/location, our dojo fees will need to be adjusted to sustain our dojo/school. We have put a lot of thought into it, recognizing the support from you our “founding members” and part of our karate family. While our new rates go into effect November 1, 2021 for any new and reactivated members, we will NOT be raising rates for active (as of Oct) members until January 1, 2022. Everyone will be on New Pricing next year. Our new rates go into effect November 1, 2021 for any new members and people who reactivate after October. Please feel free to ask Sensei Christina if you need more clarification.

We are grateful to have this new beginning for our dojo and share this experience with you, our karate family. We may not get it all right now, but let’s iterate and aspire for better day by day. Help us, let us know how we can do better.

Sensei Wauriman & Sensei Christina, Senpais John, Mathew & Harry

Club Updates

Senseis Christina and Wauriman, John, Harry and I have been meeting over the past month to discuss how JKA NorCal could start returning to regular indoor classes. Even though we all very much want this to happen soon, given the fluidity of current County and State Covid requirements for a high contact activity such as Karate, we cannot come up with a definitive timeline yet. However, we do have some developments to share:

First, though, I would like to thank Sensei Wauriman for continuing classes and finding places to train outdoors and ways to teach remotely during the Covid pandemic; and to thank parents and students for continuing to train and support the dojo and Sensei Wauriman through these difficulties.

photo by Francis Dick

The past year has given us all perspective on the twelve (!) years since the club was founded, and also highlights some possibilities for the future. This dojo was started because we wanted to create a dojo that respected and supported the needs and goals of parents, students and sensei, and involved all of them in major decisions.

In keeping with the spirit of this dojo, we are proposing a meeting at the next belt test to discuss ideas and plans for the future of the club. Because of the restrictions on group gatherings, we will set up a zoom meeting: Sensei Wauriman and Sensei Christina will share more information on the slack channel. If you don’t have access to the slack channel, please contact Sensei Christina.

Osu! and Thank You!

Here are some of the photos posted to the slack channel over the past year (click on any thumbnail to see the large image):

Covid-19 Update

We are not currently training at Primetime due to state and county Covid restrictions to group activities. However, we have been hosting training both in zoom, and very limited outdoor physically distanced classes. We look forward to resuming classes when it is safe to do so and wish you health and wellness in this difficult time. Osu!

We have a slack channel with the latest updates to class times and locations. Contact us to find out more.

2019 JKA/AF Nationals Results

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.

Results from the tournament are posted here:

Summary by Dojo: https://jkanorcal.org/archives/8870
Adult Divisions: https://jkanorcal.org/archives/8858
Youth Divisions: https://jkanorcal.org/archives/8840

2019 JKA/AF Nationals Results – Dojos

We were honored to have 26 dojos participate in this year’s JKA American Federation Nationals. Of the participating dojos:

The dojo that traveled the furthest to compete was the JKA Maine dojo.

Medals

JKA NorCal took the most medals overall, Tokon took the most Gold medals overall, JKA NorCal took the most Silver and Bronze medals overall.

Adult Divisions

Lafayette Karate Club took the most medals overall, Miami Shotokan Karate Club took the most Gold and Bronze medals, JKA NorCal took the most Silver medals.

Youth Divisions

Tokon took the most medals overall, as well as the most Gold and Silver medals, and JKA NorCal took the most bronze medals.

Dojo Medals

AdultYouth
DojosGoldSilverBronzeGoldSilverBronzeTotal
Full Point Karate 1 1 2
JKA American Federation Institute 1 1 2
JKA AZ 3 3 6
JKA Boston
JKA Collierville 1 1
JKA EastBay 5 4 9
JKA Maine 1 3 2 6 3 5 20
JKA Montville 1 1 2 4
JKA NorCal 6 7 3 5 8 18 47
JKA NY 1 1 2
JKA SF
Lafayette Karate Club 8 4 9 21
LKA 1 1 2
LSU Karate
Machida Academy 2 1 3
Martial Arts Club at UTSA
Miyake Karate
MSKC 10 2 7 3 1 3 26
NOSA 1 1 1 3 6
Scottsdale Martial Arts
Shiroma JKA NY 2 2 4
SKI 1 3 1 3 8
SV Shotokan Karate 1 1
Tokon 2 3 14 11 8 38
Tulane Karate Club 3 2 5
Uconn Karate Club

Osu!

2019 JKA/AF Nationals Results – Adult Divisions

Best Competitors

Women: Grace Marulanda, MSKC
Men: Wauriman Borges, JKA NorCal

38F. Adult Men Black Belt Kata
  1. Andre Fiallos, MSKC
  2. Dimitri Papadopoulos, NOSA
  3. Harrison Rahn, JKA NorCal
38S. Adult Men Black Belt Kumite
  1. Wauriman Borges, JKA NorCal
  2. Jonas Correia, Shiroma JKA NY
  3. Jovany Marulanda, MSKC
    Andre Fiallos, MSKC
39F+40F. Adult Men Color – Brown Belt (6th to 1st Kyu) Kata
  1. Austin Ellis, Shotokan Karate Institute
  2. Connor Boudreaux, Lafayette Karate Club
  3. Alex Fisher, Tulane Karate Club
39S+40S. Adult Men Color – Brown Belt (6th to 1st Kyu) Kumite
  1. Connor Boudreaux, Lafayette Karate Club
  2. Alex Fisher, Tulane Karate Club
  3. Austin Ellis, Shotokan Karate Institute
41F. Adult Men Beginner (ungraded to 7th Kyu) Kata
  1. Justin Du, Lafayette Karate Club
  2. Preston Dominguez Marsh, JKA NorCal
  3. Isaac Kulp, Lafayette Karate Club
41S. Adult Men Beginner (ungraded to 7th Kyu) Kumite
  1. Preston Dominguez Marsh, JKA NorCal
  2. Justin Du, Lafayette Karate Club
  3. Isaac Kulp, Lafayette Karate Club
42F. Adult Women Black Belt Kata
  1. Rachel Kattawar, MSKC
  2. Grace Marulanda, MSKC
  3. Nadja Dimitrijevic, MSKC
42S. Adult Women Black Belt Kumite
  1. Grace Marulanda, MSKC
  2. Kellan Lyman, Louisiana Karate Association
  3. Yoko Ishida, JKA Arizona
    Kelly Wicker, Full Point Karate
43F. Adult Women Brown Belt (3rd to 1st Kyu) Kata
  1. Asahi Tomitaka, MSKC
  2. Mary Pwint, Tulane Karate Club
  3. Natalie Pena, Lafayette Karate Club
43S. Adult Women Brown Belt (3rd to 1st Kyu) Kumite
  1. Asahi Tomitaka, MSKC
  2. Natalie Pena, Lafayette Karate Club
  3. Michelle Raborn, LSU Karate
44F+45F. Adult Women Color Belt (Ungraded to 4th Kyu) Kata
  1. Mynmayh Khamvongsa, Lafayette Karate Club
  2. Gisele Loyola, JKA NorCal
  3. Samantha Finkelstein, JKA NorCal
44S+45S. Adult Women Color Belt (Ungraded to 4th Kyu) Kumite
  1. Samantha Finkelstein, JKA NorCal
  2. Gisele Loyola, JKA NorCal
  3. Mynmayh Khamvongsa, Lafayette Karate Club
    Mariam Jarushi, Lafayette Karate Club
46F+47F. Senior 45+ Men Brown + Black Belt Kata
  1. Jovany Marulanda, MSKC
  2. Ferdie Torres, JKA Maine
  3. Jorge Torres, Shiroma JKA NY
46S+47S. Senior 45+ Men Brown + Black Belt Kumite
  1. Jovany Marulanda, MSKC
  2. Jorge Torres, Shiroma JKA NY
  3. Hans Taylor, MSKC
    Ferdie Torres, JKA Maine
50F+51F. Senior 45+ Women Brown + Black Belt Kata
  1. Madeleine Mondragon, MSKC
  2. Edna Lima-Loeber, JKA NY
  3. Christina Foo, JKA NorCal
50S+51S. Senior 45+ Women Brown + Black Belt Kumite
  1. Edna Lima-Loeber, JKA NY
  2. Christina Foo, JKA NorCal
  3. Bernadette Guirola, MSKC
    Madeleine Mondragon, MSKC
54F. Collegiate Men Brown + Black Belt (3rd Kyu up) Kata
  1. Michael Umayam, JKA Maine
  2. Abdallah Batshon, JKA NorCal
  3. Jeremy R. Tulawan, Tokon
54S. Collegiate Men Brown + Black Belt (3rd Kyu up) Kumite
  1. Abdallah Batshon, JKA NorCal
  2. Michael Umayam, JKA Maine
  3. Jeremy R. Tulawan, Tokon
    Khris Chea, Shotokan Karate Institute
55F+56F. Collegiate Men Color Belt (Ungraded to 4th Kyu) Kata
  1. Connor Boudreaux, Lafayette Karate Club
  2. Justin Du, Lafayette Karate Club
  3. Isaac Kulp, Lafayette Karate Club
55S+56S. Collegiate Men Color Belt (ungraded to 4th Kyu) Kumite
  1. Connor Boudreaux, Lafayette Karate Club
  2. Preston Dominguez Marsh, JKA NorCal
  3. Justin Du, Lafayette Karate Club
    Isaac Kulp, Lafayette Karate Club
57F. Collegiate Women Brown + Black Belt (3rd Kyu up) Kata
  1. Sammi Yeung, JKA NorCal
  2. Lily Trouchon, Tokon
  3. Mary Pwint, Tulane Karate Club
57S. Collegiate Women Brown + Black Belt (3rd Kyu up) Kumite
  1. Miranda Brengartner, NOSA
  2. Sammi Yeung, JKA NorCal
  3. Lily Trouchon, Tokon
    Natalie Pena, Lafayette Karate Club
59F. Women Beginner (ungraded to 7th Kyu) Kata
  1. Mynmayh Khamvongsa, Lafayette Karate Club
59S. Women Beginner (ungraded to 7th Kyu) Kumite
  1. Mynmayh Khamvongsa, Lafayette Karate Club
62. Team Kumite Adult Men
  1. Team Louisiana
    Dimitri Papadopoulos
    Abdullah Jarushi
    Brandin Jefferson
  2. Full Point Karate Team
    Jihone Du
    Jim Wollum
    Abdallah Batshon
  3. MSKC Team
    Jovany Marulanda
    Andre Fiallos
    Nicholas Bita
    Shiromoa JKA NY Team
    Jorge Torres
    Jonas Filho Correia
    Sergey Lukianenko
63. Team Kumite Adult Women
  1. JKA Norcal Team
    Christina Foo
    Andy Moore
    Kelly Wicker
    Lily Trouchon
  2. MSKC Team
    Grace Marulanda
    Madeleine Mondragon
    Berny Guirola
    Nadja Dimitrijevic
  3. JKA Arizona Team
    Enesa Barut Pjano
    Yoko Ishida
    Edna Lima
64. Team Kata Adult Men
  1. MSKC Team
    Jovany Marulanda
    Andre Fiallos
    Nicholas Bita
  2. JKA NorCal Team
    John Sam
    Jihone Du
    Harry Rahn
  3. JKA Maine Team
    Michael Umayam
    Connor Francis
    Benjamin Farris
74. Team Kata Adult Women
  1. MSKC Team
    Grace Marulanda
    Madeleine Mondragon
    Nadja Dimitrijvic
  2. Tokon Sacramento Team
    Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Anonymous
  3. JKA Arizona Team
    Enesa Barut Pjano
    Yoko Ishida
    Kaitlin Baudier

2019 JKA/AF Nationals Results – Youth Divisions

2F+5F. Age 6-7 Beginner (ungraded to 7th Kyu) Boys & Girls
  1. Mason Portillo, JKA NorCal
  2. Max Albrecht-Medina, JKA NorCal
  3. Leticia Pinheiro, JKA NorCal
2S+5S. Age 6-7 Beginner (ungraded to 7th Kyu) Boys & Girls
  1. Mason Portillo, JKA NorCal
  2. Max Albrecht-Medina, JKA NorCal
  3. Leticia Pinheiro, JKA NorCal
    Thomas Borba, JKA NorCal
3F+4F+6F. Age 6-7 Color+Brown+Black Belt (6th Kyu up) Boys & Girls
  1. Janna Baguhin, Tokon Martial Arts
  2. Aidan Medrano, Tokon Martial Arts
  3. Sota Kami, MSKC
3S+4S+6S. Age 6-7 Color + Brown Belt (6th Kyu up) Boys & Girls
  1. Anonymous, JKA Maine
  2. Aidan Medrano, Tokon
  3. Peyton McCoy, JKA NorCal
    Sota Kami, MSKC
8F+11F. Age 8-9 Beginner (ungraded to 7th Kyu) Boys & Girls
  1. Amalia Thomason, Shotokan Karate Institute
  2. Anonymous, JKA East Bay
  3. Ashley Gaw Latt, JKA East Bay
8S+11S. Age 8-9 Beginner (ungraded to 7th Kyu) Boys & Girls
  1. Victoria Micallef, JKA NorCal
  2. Dominic Daly, JKA NorCal
  3. Anonymous, JKA East Bay
    Logan Griffith, JKA NorCal
9F+10F. Age 8-9 Color + Brown + Black Belt (6th Kyu up) Boys
  1. Oliver Sun, JKA NorCal
  2. Liam Laflamme, JKA Maine
  3. Zachery Hamdan, JKA NorCal
9S+10S. Age 8-9 Color + Brown + Black Belt (6th Kyu up) Boys
  1. Anonymous, Machida Academy
  2. Anonymous, Machida Academy
  3. Jaxon Montenegro, JKA NorCal
    Liam Laflamme, JKA Maine
12F+13F. Age 8-9 Color +Brown + Black Belt (6th Kyu up) Girls
  1. Misha Puli, Tokon
  2. Maya Dolmage-Heath, JKA NorCal
  3. Ayumi Kami, MSKC
12S+13S. Age 8-9 Color + Brown + Black Belt (6th Kyu up) Girls
  1. Pallas Wu, JKA NorCal
  2. Misha Puli, Tokon
  3. Marlo Baumgartner, JKA NorCal
    Ayumi Kami, MSKC
14F+15F. Age 10-11 Color Belt (Ungraded to 4th Kyu) Boys
  1. Richard Batbold, JKA/AF Institute
  2. Leandro Lopez, Tokon
  3. Danyon Mahoney, JKA NorCal
14S+15S. Age 10-11 Color Belt (Ungraded to 4th Kyu) Boys
  1. Anonymous, Machida Karate Academy
  2. Richard Batbold, JKA/AF Institute
  3. Leandro Lopez, Tokon
    Danyon Mahoney, JKA NorCal
16F. Age 10-11 Brown + Black Belt (3rd Kyu up) Boys
  1. Aaron Arroyo, MSKC
  2. Jalen Zhu, JKA NorCal
  3. Adam Zimmer, JKA NorCal
16S. Age 10-11 Brown + Black Belt (3rd Kyu up) Boys
  1. Aaron Arroyo, MSKC
  2. Jalen Zhu, JKA NorCal
  3. Brandon Collins, JKA NorCal
    Hans “Ben” Taylor, MSKC
17F+18F. Age 10-11 Beginner – Color Belt (Ungraded to 4th Kyu) Girls
  1. Anonymous, Tokon
  2. Kayla Halsan, Tokon
  3. Riya Puli, Tokon
18S. Age 10-11 Color Belt (Ungraded to 4th Kyu) Girls
  1. Kayla Halsan, Tokon
  2. Hayden Larson, Tokon
  3. Riya Puli, Tokon
    Anonymous, Tokon
19F. Age 10-11 Brown + Black Belt (3rd Kyu up) Girls
  1. Maya Bustamente, Tokon
  2. Mackenzie, Tokon
  3. Louise Gerardin, Silicon Valley Shotokan Karate
19S. Age 10-11 Brown + Black Belt (3rd Kyu up) Girls
  1. Maya Bustamente, Tokon
  2. Mackenzie, Tokon
  3. Aliyah Zimmer, JKA NorCal
20F+21F. Age 12-13 Color Belt (Ungraded to 4th Kyu) Boys
  1. Anonymous, Tokon
  2. Jonathan Tan, JKA East Bay
  3. Ario Merrill, Shotokan Karate Institute
20S+21S. Age 12-13 Color Belt (Ungraded to 4th Kyu) Boys
  1. Anonymous, Tokon
  2. AJ Manalac, JKA East Bay
  3. Alex Vasquez, JKA NorCal
    Lucas Cheung, JKA NorCal
22F. Age 12-13 Brown + Black Belt (3rd Kyu up) Boys
  1. Andre Nopal, JKA of Montville
  2. Cary Yeung, JKA NorCal
  3. John Henry Schoenbrun, NOSA
22S. Age 12-13 Brown + Black Belt (3rd Kyu up) Boys
  1. John Henry Schoenbrun, NOSA
  2. Cary Yeung, JKA NorCal
  3. Kasen Barrolaza, JKA NorCal
    Andre Nopal, JKA of Montville
23F+24F. Age 12-13 Beginner – Color Belt (Ungraded to 4th Kyu) Girls
  1. Jancy Baguhin, Tokon
  2. Anonymous, JKA East Bay
  3. Nicole Pinheiro, JKA Norcal
24S. Age 12-13 Color Belt (6th to 4th Kyu) Girls
  1. Jancy Baguhin, Tokon
  2. Anonymous, JKA East Bay
25F. Age 12-13 Brown + Black Belt (3rd Kyu up) Girls
  1. Anonymous, JKA Maine
  2. Anonymous, JKA AZ
  3. Aurora Halsan, Tokon
25S. Age 12-13 Brown + Black Belt (3rd Kyu up) Girls
  1. Anonymous, JKA Maine
  2. Anonymous, JKA Arizona
  3. Anonymous, Tokon
    Livingston Herren, NOSA
28F. Age 14-15 All Ranks Boys
  1. Anonymous, Tokon
  2. Anonymous, JKA Arizona
  3. Raif Elbualy, NOSA
28S. Age 14-15 All Ranks Boys
  1. Anonymous, Tokon
  2. Anonymous, JKA Arizona
  3. Raif Elbualy, NOSA
30F+31F. Age 14-15 All Ranks Girls
  1. Ariana Touchette-Ruiz, JKA Maine
  2. Rachel Tran, Tokon
  3. Anonymous, Shotokan Karate Institute
30S+31S. Age 14-15 All Ranks Girls
  1. Rachel Tran, Tokon
  2. Anonymous, JKA Maine
  3. Emily Tran, JKA East Bay
    Madeleine Riley Gebhart, JKA NorCal
34F. Age 16-17 Brown + Black Belt (3rd Kyu up) Boys
  1. Connor Francis, JKA Maine
  2. Nicholas Pita, MSKC
  3. Benjamin Farris, JKA Maine
34S. Age 16-17 Brown + Black Belt (3rd Kyu up) Boys
  1. Nicholas Pita, MSKC
  2. Connor Francis, JKA Maine
  3. Anonymous, Tokon
    Milos Jankovic, Shotokan Karate Institute
37F. Age 16-17 Brown + Black Belt (3rd Kyu up) Girls
  1. Anjeli Medrano, Tokon
  2. Anonymous, JKA Montville
  3. Melissa Mangornong, Tokon
37S. Age 16-17 Brown + Black Belt (3rd Kyu up) Girls
  1. Melissa Mangornong, Tokon
  2. Anjeli Medrano, Tokon
  3. Nicole Tran, JKA East Bay
    Anonymous, JKA of Montville
61F. Youth Team Kata
  1. JKA Maine Team
    Ariana Touchette-Ruiz
    Connor Francis
    Benjamin Farris
  2. Tokon B Team
    Kayla Halsan
    Hayden Larson
    Janna Baguhin
  3. Tokon E Team
    Maya Bustamante
    Hanna Sebok
    Mackenzie Hollender

Kyu Testing Results (09/14/19)

Kyu Testing on Sat Nov 16, 2013 at noon

BELT PROMOTION RESULTS:
Congratulations to all who passed their belt promotion – keep up the training!

Primetime:
(1 ) – Adam Zimmer
(1 ) – Jalen Zhu
(1 ) – Ashwin Regarajan
(1 ) – Henry Faillace
(2 ) – Aliyah Zimmer
(2 ) – Maya Dolmage-Heath
(2 ) – Santiago Bravo
(3 ) – Kasen Barrolaza
(3 ) – Bobby Ciardella
(3 ) – Kaitlyn Chow
(3 ) – Oliver Sun
(3 ) – Connor Lai
(3 ) – Skye Cheng
(3 ) – Brandon Collins
(3B) – Santiago Bravo
(3B) – Aliyah Zimmer
(4 ) – Pallas Wu
(4B) – Megan Clendenin
(4B) – Madie Riley
(5 ) – Danyon Mahoney
(5 ) – Alexander Regelmen
(5 ) – Edward Wan-Li
(5 ) – Sam Finkelstein
(5 ) – Amanda Padilla
(5 ) – Valen Yopp
(5 ) – Madeline Ishimoto
(5 ) – Jacqueline Ishimoto
(5 ) – Lucas Cheng
(5 ) – Mateo Ortiz
(5 ) – Marlo Baumgartner
(5 ) – Rafael Bravo
(5B) – Finn Baumgartner
(6 ) – Ekaterina Radev
(6 ) – Jackson Wise
(6 ) – Rafael Bravo
(6B) – Thomas Ciardella
(6B) – James Conway
(6B) – Ryan Kim
(6B) – Peyton McCoy
(6B) – Kaela Lokey
(6B) – Timmy King-Byrnes
(6B) – Ryan King-Byrnes
(6B) – Genevieve Borba
(7 ) – William Kwok
(7 ) – Heidi Liu
(7 ) – Max Albrecht
(7 ) – Lucy Clendenin
(7 ) – Libby Kwok
(7 ) – Lindsey Kwok
(7 ) – Victoria Micallef
(7 ) – Thomas Powers Rogowski
(8 ) – Deryck Chu
(8 ) – Lucas Delahoussaye
(8 ) – Zachery Feldman
(8 ) – Kyle Karbarz
(8 ) – Karin Norris-Chan
(8 ) – Andres Chi
(8 ) – Jeffrey Chan
(8 ) – Tanush Lal
(8 ) – Arabella Hattori
(8 ) – Calvyn Chu
(8B) – Thomas Borba
(8B) – Charlie Powers Rogowski
(8B) – Hunter Rodriguez
(8B) – Zander Shusta
(8B) – Liliana Montgomery-Brown
(8B) – Jonas Chan

JKA NorCal:
(1 ) – Amir Batshon
(2 ) – Zachery Hamden

2019 JKA/AF Nationals Check-in, Clinics + Dan Test

Location:

Prime Time Athletic Club (1730 Rollins Rd, Burlingame, CA 94010)

Tournament Check In:

(10am-8pm): Pre-registered competitors & officials.
No late Registration: Registration closes Nov 1st – but register early to get a discount.

Judges Conference/Clinic

(10am-12:00pm): hosted by Master Isami Shiroma. Registered Tournament judges/officials only – ring assignments will be confirmed. Mandatory for all registered judges.

Wellness Seminar

(10am-11:30am): hosted by Sensei Donnie Abel for all ranks (www.martialartsintelligence.com).  Sign-up on-site $25 ($20 with JKA membership).

This class is for anyone that moves and is looking to learn new ways to increase the longevity of their martial art. Learn ways to balance, stretch and reconnect your body in a optimal functioning way (will begin covering the feet, knees and hips — the relationship between them all): ~How to warmup, stretch out, and cool down without obtaining injuries? ~As a young martial artist or seasoned martial artist, So what does that mean for me? ~Bio-mechanics, myofascial work and preventing future injuries.

Masters Seminar

(1:30pm-3:30pm): hosted by Master Takayuki Mikami and Master Yoshizo Machida for all ranks. Sign-up on-site $60 ($50 with JKA membership).

Dan Examinations

(4:00pm-6:00pm): Only pre-registered (JKA Shodan to Yondan).

2019 JKA/AF Nationals Wine Tour

Come and see some of the greater San Francisco Bay Area with a day trip to Napa. You can register for the wine tour here: https://jkanorcal.org/event/wine-tour

The wine tour price will include chartered bus to and from Napa and Wine Tasting at two wineries. You can bring your own pack lunch, or buy lunch at the lunch stop.

Tentative Schedule
Bus pick-up at Doubletree Hotel (9:00am), vista stop at Golden Gate Bridge for photos en route to Napa …

I. Wine tasting and appetizers at Paloma winery
II.  Lunch purchase and at picnic on grounds at V.Satui winery
III.  Wine tasting at V. Satui

Bus return to Doubletree Hotel (~ 4:00pm)

Come join us for a relaxing day in Napa after the tournament, we are chartering a bus to visit a couple of wineries in Napa plus a vista stop at the Golden Gate Bridge for a photo op! Cheers …