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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 …

2019 JKA American Federation Nationals

Important Deadlines:
Registration is now closed.

All participants should try to check in on Friday Nov 8, 2019 at Prime Time Athletic Club (1730 Rollins Rd, Burlingame, CA 94010) between 10:00am – 8:00pm.

There will be limited late check-in on Saturday Nov 9, 2019 at 8:00am at the tournament location. To speed up your check-in, please download, print and sign the waiver:

Sensei Takayuki Mikami
Sensei Takayuki Mikami

Sensei Yoshizo Machida
Sensei Yoshizo Machida

Sensei Isami Shiroma
Sensei Isami Shiroma

November 8-10, 2019
Burlingame, CA

Prime Time
Athletic Club

Burlingamer
Sports Center

Men, women, children, all ranks and organizations are invited!
Spectators are welcome!

Questions? info@jkanorcal.org

Date/Time:

Nationals Check-in, Clinics and Dan testing

Tournament


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

Wine Tour

Registration:

All registration for this tournament must be completed before November 1st! Register for the tournament, testing and judging online at:
https://jkanorcal.org/jka-af-nationals-registration

The list of all current registered competitors and divisions is here:
https://jkanorcal.org/jka-af-nationals-registration/tournament-divisions

Registration closes November 1st – but register early to get a discount. Early registration discount $15 off price below on individual events ends October 14th midnight!

Youth DivisionIndividual Single Event $55, Two Events $65
Collegiate DivisionIndividual Single Event $45, Two Events $50
Collegiate & Adult: 3 Events $65, 4 Events $70
Senior 45+ Division Individual Single Event $55, Two Events $65
Senior & Adult: 3 Events $80, 4 Events $85
Adult Division Individual Single Event $55, Two Events $65
Team Kata & Kumite $65 for whole team, One or Two Events.
One person registers for the whole team.
Goodwill Team Events Free. One person registers for the whole team.

tournament rules & regulations

This tournament will be following the JKA tournament rules and regulations:

Travel

American Airlines promo code is 55N9BL, DISCOUNT OFF: 8% off published fares (excluding basic economy and non-discountable fares) 
Travel Dates : 03Nov19-16Nov19
Destination City: SFO or SJC

Accommodations/Hotels

There is a discounted group rate for attendees at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel San Francisco Airport. The special room rate will be available until October 6th or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first.

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

Location

Clinics & Testing

Prime Time Athletic Club
1730 Rollins Rd
Burlingame, CA 94010

Primetime is an approximately 12 minute walk from the Millbrae BART and Caltrain station.

Tournament Location

Burlingamer Sports Center
1864 Rollins Road
Burlingame, CA 94010

Parking is limited at the site, so if driving you may need to find street parking. Burlingamer is an 8 minute walk from the Millbrae BART and Caltrain station.

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 (03/09/19)

Kyu Testing on Sat Nov 16, 2013 at noon

BELT PROMOTION RESULTS: Congratulations to all who passed their belt promotion – a good start for 2019

 

Primetime:
(6 ) – Jacqueline Ishimoto
(6 ) – Madeline Ishimoto
(6 ) – Mateo Ortiz
(6 ) – Madie Riley
(6 ) – Valen Yopp
(6B) – Amanda Padilla
(6B) – Alex Vazquez
(7 ) – Mazin Khoury
(7 ) – Noura Khoury
(7 ) – Ryan Kim
(7 ) – Peyton McCoy
(7 ) – Brendan Wen
(7 ) – Jackson Wise
(7 ) – Benjamin Montgomery
(7B) – Anthony Borella
(7B) – Thomas Ciardella
(7B) – James Conway
(7B) – Dominic Daly
(7B) – Logan Griffith
(8 ) – Max Albrecht
(8 ) – Lucy Clendenin
(8 ) – Libby Kwok
(8 ) – Lindsay Kwok
(8 ) – Marcus Poffengarger
(8 ) – Victoria Micallef
(8 ) – Thomas Rogowski
(8 ) – Timmy Suraszki
(8 ) – Antoni Szchowski

JKA NorCal:
(7 ) – Woliaby Borges

JKA East Bay:
(1B) – Ronald Lastrilla
(2B) – Nicole Tran
(2B) – Emily Tran
(4 ) – Joanna Masulit
(8B) – Joseph Gomez

 

Kyu Testing Results (02/24/18)

Kyu Testing on Sat Nov 16, 2013 at noon

BELT PROMOTION RESULTS: Congratulations to all who passed their belt promotion – a good start for 2018

 

Primetime:
(1 ) – Nicole Louie
(1 ) – Alicia Tam
(3B) – Adam Zimmer
(3B) – Jalen Zhu
(3B) – Selina Zhu
(5 ) – Teri Cheng
(5B) – Gilman Wong
(6 ) – Jasmine Cheng
(6 ) – Megan Clendenim
(6 ) – Jaxson Moontgomery
(6 ) – Pallas Wu
(7 ) – Benjamin Wu
(7 ) – Genevieve Borba
(7 ) – Nolan Chang
(7 ) – Alexander Regelmen
(7 ) – Gabriela Megikouskaya
(7 ) – Finn Baumgastner
(7 ) – Marlo Baumgastner
(7 ) – Rafael Bravo
(7 ) – Edward Wan-Li
(7 ) – Danyon Montgomery
(7 ) – Olivia Papafils
(7 ) – Eliana Lau
(8 ) – Lucas Cheung
(8 ) – Daniel Lipovich
(8 ) – Marshall Dunn
(8 ) – Graham Dunn
(8B) – Kaela Lokey
(8B) – Rylie Davenport
(8B) – Amanda Padilla

JKA NorCal:
(4 ) – Stephen Rainaldi
(8 ) – Benjamin Steinbach

Kyu Testing Results (09/08/18)

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 ) – Thomas Salas
(1 ) – Mason Hoh-Phan
(2 ) – Jalen Zhu
(2 ) – Selina Zhu
(2 ) – Adam Zimmer
(2 ) – Henry Faillace
(2 ) – Ashwin Regarajan
(2 ) – Aayan Omer
(3 ) – Maya Dolmage-Heath
(3 ) – Ryan Teh
(3 ) – Bailey Collins
(3 ) – Santiago Bravo
(3B) – Aliyah Zimmer
(4 ) – Teri Cheng
(4 ) – Kasen Barrolaza
(4 ) – Kaitlyn Chow
(4 ) – Conor Lai
(4 ) – Amelie Wiegand
(4 ) – Brandon Collins
(4 ) – Bobby Ciardella
(4B) – Skye Cheng
(4B) – Olivia Feldman
(5 ) – Jaxson Montenegro
(5 ) – Pallas Wu
(5 ) – Cassius Greene
(5 ) – Olivia Khoury
(5 ) – Oliver Sun
(5 ) – Noah Chin
(5B) – Megan Clendenin
(5B) – Jasmine Cheng
(5B) – Adriana Carranza
(6 ) – Benjamin Wu
(6 ) – Rafael Bravo
(6 ) – Nolan Chang
(6 ) – Edward Wan-Li
(6 ) – Gabriela Megikouskaya
(6 ) – Olivia Papafils
(6 ) – Alexander Regelmen
(6 ) – Danyon Mahoney
(6 ) – Luke Easley
(6B) – Finn Baumgastner
(6B) – Marlo Baumgastner
(7 ) – Daniel Lipovich
(7 ) – Ryan King-Byrnes
(7 ) – Madeline Ishimoto
(7 ) – Madie Riley
(7B) – Timmy King-Byrnes
(7B) – Mason Portillo
(7B) – Gabriel Carranza
(7B) – Kaela Lokey
(7B) – Amanda Padilla
(7B) – Alex Vasquez
(7B) – Jacqueline Ishimoto
(7B) – Mateo Ortiz
(8 ) – James Conway
(8 ) – Thomas Ciardella
(8 ) – Nura Khoury
(8 ) – Ryan Kim
(8 ) – Jackson Wise
(8B) – Anthony Borella
(8B) – Mazin Khoury
(8B) – Peytin McCoy
(8B) – Logan Griffith
(8B) – Brendan Wen

JKA NorCal:
(1 ) – Aidan Kelley
(1 ) – Brody Kelley
(1 ) – Hanady Batshon
(2 ) – Amir Batshon
(7 ) – Benjamin Steinbach
(8 ) – Woliaby Borges

JKA East Bay:
(2 ) – Ron Lastrilla
(3 ) – Adreanna Dones
(3 ) – Nicole Tran
(3 ) – Emily Tran
(5 ) – Alexis Dones
(5 ) – Joanna Masulit
(5 ) – Raedin Dones

Kyu Testing Results (09/23/17)

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 ) – Cary Yeung
(1 ) – Inaaya Omer
(2 ) – Hanady Batshon
(2 ) – Nicole Louie
(2 ) – Mason Hoh-Pham
(2 ) – Thomas Salas
(3 ) – Aayan Omer
(3 ) – Ashwin Rengarajan
(3 ) – Amir Batshon
(3 ) – Henry Faillace
(3 ) – William Richardson
(4 ) – Bailey Collins
(4 ) – Santiago Bravo
(4 ) – Ryan Teh
(4 ) – Maya Dolmage-Heath
(5 ) – Bobby Ciardella
(5 ) – Brandon Collins
(5 ) – Madeline Enriquez
(5 ) – Olivia Feldman
(5 ) – Connor Lai
(5 ) – Aliyah Zimmer
(6 ) – Adriana Carranza
(6 ) – Oliver Sun
(6 ) – Lily Peters
(6 ) – Graham Powell
(6 ) – Cassius Greene
(6 ) – Olivia Khoury
(6B) – Sayuri Hughes
(7 ) – Liam Cafferkey
(7 ) – Jasmine Cheng
(7 ) – Megan Clendenin
(7 ) – Pallas Wu
(7 ) – Jaxon Montenegro
(7 ) – Apollo Betz
(7 ) – Kaleo Criolo
(7B) – Luke Easley
(7B) – Daniel Ingalsbe
(8 ) – Eliana Lau
(8 ) – Finn Baumgastner
(8 ) – Marlo Baumgastner
(8 ) – Rafael Bravo
(8 ) – Ekuterina Radeva
(8B) – Timmy King-Byrnes
(8B) – Ryan King-Byrnes
(8B) – Alexander Regelmen
(8B) – Gabriel Carranza
(8B) – Mason Portillo
(8B) – Benjamin Wu

JKA NorCal:
(8 ) – Ari Lee

JKA American Federation Nationals 2017 announcement

The 2017 Japan Karate Association American Federation National Karate Championships and Goodwill Tournament will be on 10-12 November 2017.

JKA AF Nationals + Goodwill Tournament 10-12 November 2017
JKA AF Nationals and Goodwill Tournament 2017

Male and Female, all ages, ranks and organizations are invited. For more information please go to jkaaf.org and follow the JKA American Federation on facebook. The tournament will be held at:

Grace King High School
4301 Grace King Pl
Metarie, Louisiana

2017-JKAAF-Nationals-Tournament-packet
2017-JKAAF-Nationals-Individual-registration

2017 JKA/AF National Training Camp: Dan and Qualification tests

This year’s Japan Karate Association American Federation training camp at the University of New Orleans (UNO) featured guest instructor 8th Dan and general manager of the technical division Sensei Imura Takenori. There were about 80 participants for the four day camp, with nine representing JKA Nor Cal. Sensei Imura’s crisp technical excellence and athletic prowess had everyone astonished. His sharp eye for details and sense of humor (for example: He picked out five people’s yoi position in Bassai-dai and drilled us all on which four were wrong) really added to the educational value of this camp.

JKA NorCal with Sensei Imura Takenori

Sensei Imura covered basics – including a series of clever drills starting with open hand striking techniques and leading up to kumite – and drilled down to details and bunkai in kata. He also had a class specifically on judging kumite and kata matches. Sensei Mikami lead classes on ashi-barai, and kumite applications of sweeping and balance, and answered our questions with humor and depth. Every one of us learned and clarified many questions.

Sensei Mikami and Sensei Imura presided over the Dan exams and JKA qualification exams for instructor, judge and examiner. Our JKA NorCal instructors and students passed their dan exams and certification tests – congratulations to:

Christina Foo – Rokudan
Wauriman Borges – Yondan and JKA “C” Judge and “C” Instructor
John Sam – Yondan
Mathew Bittleston – JKA “C” Instructor and “D” Examiner
Amy Wong – JKA “D” Judge and “D” Instructor
Michelle Paredes – Nidan
Sean Kelley – Nidan
Ed Miranda – Shodan
Abdallah Batshon – Team note taker and Tournament Competitor

If you have any questions about the camp, talk to Abdallah: He took copious notes and will be teaching a class based on what we learned. Thanks again to Senpai Sean for arranging and coordinating AirBnB lodging and driving us about town; and to Senpai John (dojo chef) for another scrumptious meal. Now we can look forward to more dan parties!

JKA NorCal Enjoying New Orleans food at Rons Gumbo

Celebrating Rokudan: Crawfish by the pound (after two dozen oysters)!

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