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Sensei Khim Visit and Clinic

Sensei Khim Torres visited and gave a clinic on Saturday January 28th in the morning, followed by belt testing.

The two hour clinic was held at the same time as the normal Saturday morning class in the basketball court and had great attendance.

Senpai Sean leads a warmup
Sensei Wauriman consults with students before the test

 

Kyu Testing Results (10/01/16)

Kyu Testing on Sat Nov 16, 2013 at noon
BELT PROMOTION RESULTS:
Congratulations to all who passed their belt promotion – keep up the training!

JKA NorCal:
(3B) – Lisa Summerfield
(5B) – Asher Mazur

Primetime:
(6 ) – Noah Chin
(6 ) – Kaitlyn Chow
(6 ) – Madeline Enriquez
(6 ) – Olivia Feldman
(6 ) – Augustin Santos
(6 ) – Selina Zhu
(6 ) – Jalen Zhu
(6 ) – Adam Zimmer
(6 ) – Aliyah Zimmer
(7 ) – Terri Cheng
(7 ) – Karina Choi
(7 ) – Shyla Cora
(7 ) – Cassius Greene
(7 ) – Olivia Khoury
(7 ) – Ryohei Tanoue
(7 ) – Shunsuke Tanoue
(7B) – Skye Cheng
(7B) – Sofia Pinaeva
(7B) – Graham Powell
(8 ) – Megan Clendenin
(8 ) – Lily Peters
(8 ) – Riva Sanjay
(8B) – Liam Cafferkey
(8B) – Owen Carroll
(8B) – Jasmine Cheng
(8B) – Luke Doss
(8B) – Victoria Santos

JKA Marin:
(4B) – Beejay Reyes Paredes
(7B) – Robert Bliss
(8 ) – Bradley Parker Marwick
(8 ) – Haden Mateo Berlinsky
(8B) – Juan Miguel Reyes Paredes

JKA East Bay:
(7 ) – Ronald Lastrilla
(7B) – Aiyana Petelo
(7B) – Nicole Tran
(7B) – Emily Tran
(7B) – Adreanna Dones

2016 JKA/AF National Training Camp qualified JKA NorCal instructor/judge/examiner

We had a really nice event at University of New Orleans (UNO) this month at JKA/AF’s National Training Camp. This year’s guest instructor was Sensei Okuma who was so very passionate in his teaching and inspiring as an instructor.

Not only were his classes invigorating, his quick wit and humor was quite enjoyable since he taught his classes in English! Additionally, he took time to review with us JKA’s gold standard judging principles and best practices. Sensei Mikami and Sensei Okuma presided over the Dan exams and JKA qualification exams for instructor, judge and examiner. All our JKA NorCal instructors passed their certification – congratulations to:

Doug Mazur – JKA “D” Judge and “D” Instructor
Wauriman Borges – JKA “D” Judge and “D” Instructor and “D” Examiner
John Sam – JKA “C” Judge
Christina Foo – JKA “C” Examiner

This year was special to attend national camp welcoming Sensei Wauriman to JKA NorCal; introducing our camp experience with our brand new Shodans Sean Kelley and Alan Ropers and building new skill set with our budding instructor/judges Doug Mazur and John Sam … all under our beloved instructor Khim Torres’ leadership before he takes off for his adventure with JKA Maine!

Thanks to Sean (dojo concierge) for arranging a beautiful setting with AirBnB lodging and driving us about town. And Alan (dojo photographer) for photo documenting our experience. And John (dojo chef) for the scrumptious meal – you gave some of you for our culinary delight!

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JNC at camp
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Kyu + Dan Testing Results (05/21/16)

Kyu Testing on Sat Nov 16, 2013 at noon

BELT PROMOTION RESULTS: Congratulations to all who passed their belt promotion – keep up the training it was a privilege to have Sensei Mikami preside again this year. And thrilled to have brand new black belts for our dojo.

DAN:
(Shodan) Sean Kelley
(Shodan) Alan Roper
(Shodan) Michelle Paredes
(Shodan) BingJun Chan
(Shodan) BingXi Chan
(Shodan) Tyler Ho
(Shodan) Cole Christie
(Shodan) Joseph Ciardella
(Shodan) Abdallah Batshon

KYU:
(1B) – Ethan Tam
(2 ) – Kavi Singh
(2 ) – Luke Wiegand
(2 ) – Zachary Hanson
(3 ) – Cary Yeung
(3 ) – Lai Theng Leong
(4 ) – Lisa Summerfield
(4 ) – Nicole Louie
(4 ) – Maria Vaca
(4B) – Hanady Batshon
(5 ) – Ayaan Omer
(5 ) – Kazen Barrolaza
(5 ) – Anders Gauther
(5 ) – Henry Faillace
(5 ) – William Richardson
(5 ) – Ashwin Rengarajah
(5 ) – Nicole Leon
(6 ) – Gilman Wong
(6 ) – Santiango Bravo
(6 ) – Alejandro Cardenas
(6 ) – Maya Dolmage-Heath
(7 ) – Noah Chin
(7 ) – Selina Zhu
(7 ) – Jalen Zhu
(7 ) – Augustin Santos
(7 ) – Nicholas Duquette
(7 ) – Kaitlyn Chow
(7 ) – Aliyah Zimmer
(7 ) – Adam Zimmer
(7 ) – Olivia Feldman
(7 ) – Madeline Enriquez
(8 ) – Cassius Greene
(8 ) – Ryohei Tanoue
(8 ) – Shunsuke Tanoue
(8 ) – Olivia Khoury
(8 ) – Velen Yopp
(8 ) – Quinn Kinsburn
(8 ) – Shyla Corra
(8 ) – Karina Choi
(8 ) – Terri Cheng
(8B) – Skye Cheng
(8B) – Sofia Pinaeva
(8B) – Graham Powell

Belt Promotion 05/21/16
Belt Promotion 05/21/16

Kyu Testing Results (01/30/16)

Kyu Testing on Sat Nov 16, 2013 at noon

BELT PROMOTION RESULTS: Congratulations to all who passed their belt promotion – looking forward to a strong 2016!

KYU:
(1 ) – Lili Ghezarat
(1 ) – Adel Ghezarat
(1 ) – Riley Ho
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(3 ) – Inaaya Omer
(3 ) – Brody Kelley
(3 ) – Aidan Kelley
(3 ) – Charlie Michael
(3 ) – Sean Lai
(3 ) – Alicia Tam
(3 ) – Ryan Malik
(4 ) – Reece Ho
(4 ) – Mason Hoh
(4 ) – Maria Duquette
(4 ) – Tomas Salas
(4 ) – Lai Theng Leong
(5 ) – Wade Kingsbury
(5 ) – Maria Vaca
(5 ) – Nicole Louie
(5 ) – Lisa Summerfield
(5B) – Amir Batshon
(6 ) – Amelie Wiegand
(6 ) – Connor Lai
(6 ) – Ryan Teh
(6 ) – Brandon Collins
(6 ) – Bailey Collins
(6 ) – Nicole Leon
(6 ) – Bobby Ciardella
(7 ) – Alejandro Cardenas
(7 ) – Maya Dolmage-Heath
(7 ) – Santiago Bravo
(7B) – Gilman Wong
(8 ) – Noah Chin
(8 ) – Selina Zhu
(8 ) – Jalen Zhu
(8 ) – Aliyah Zimmer
(8 ) – Adam Zimmer
(8 ) – Augustin Santos
(8 ) – Kaitlyn Chow
(8 ) – Nicholas Duquette
(8B) – Olivia Feldman
(8B) – Madeline Enriquez

Kyu + Dan Testing Results (09/26/15)

Kyu Testing on Sat Sep 26, 2016 at noon

BELT PROMOTION RESULTS: Congratulations to all who passed their belt promotion – keep up the training it was a privilege to have Sensei Mikami preside this year. And thrilled to have brand new black belts for our dojo.

DAN:
(Nidan) Brian Ng
(Nidan) Doug Mazur
(Shodan) Sammi Yeung
(Shodan) Polina Zamalin
(Shodan) Christopher Yu
(Shodan) Cherilyn Yu
(Shodan) William Urrutia

KYU:
(3 ) – Joshua Hanson
(3B) – Cillian Cray
(4 ) – Jake Fon
(4 ) – Cary Yeung
(6 ) – Aayan Omer
(6 ) – Ashwin Reganatan
(6 ) – Henry Faillace
(6 ) – William Richardson
(7 ) – Brandon Collins
(7 ) – Bailey Collins
(7 ) – Bobby Ciardella
(8 ) – Gilman Wong
(8 ) – Santiago Bravo
(8 ) – Alejandro Cardenes
(8 ) – Maya Dolmage-Heath
(8 ) – Caitlan Kingsbury

Kyu Testing Results (05/30/15)

Kyu Testing on Sat Nov 16, 2013 at noon

BELT PROMOTION RESULTS: Congratulations to all who passed their belt promotion – keep up the training over the summer as we prepare for dojo tournament in September when Sensei Mikami will be here.

KYU:
(1 ) – Sean Kelley
(1 ) – Alan Roper
(1 ) – Abdallah Batshon
(1 ) – Tyler Ho
(1 ) – BingXi Chan
(1 ) – Joseph Ciardella
(1 ) – Cole Christie
(2 ) – Riley Ho
(2 ) – Adel Ghezarat
(2 ) – Lili Ghezarat
(3 ) – Zachary Hanson
(3 ) – Gabby Galleti
(3 ) – Kavi Singh
(3B) – Luke Wiegand
(4 ) – Aidan Kelley
(4 ) – Brody Kelley
(4 ) – Charlie Michael
(4 ) – Sean Lai
(4 ) – Alycia Tam
(4 ) – Ryan Malik
(4 ) – Inaaya Omer
(5 ) – Katie Shaw
(5 ) – Thomas Salas
(5 ) – Maria Duquette
(5 ) – Adeajal Dotson
(5 ) – Mana O’mia Tito
(5 ) – Mason Hoh
(5 ) – Reece Ho
(5 ) – Hanady Batshon
(6 ) – Genevieve Klein
(6 ) – Anders Gauther
(6 ) – Jace Cook
(6 ) – Amir Batshon
(6 ) – Wade Kingsbury
(6 ) – Karen Barrolaza
(6 ) – Asher Manzur
(6 ) – Lisa Summerfield
(6 ) – Maria Vaca
(6 ) – Nicole Louie
(7 ) – Jason Louie
(7 ) – Jennifer Louie
(7 ) – Ryan Teh
(7 ) – Ian Shaw
(7 ) – Amelie Wiegand
(7 ) – Connor Lai
(7B) – Nicole Leon
(8 ) – Miguel Rodriguez
(8 ) – Macie Cook
(8 ) – Brandon Collins
(8 ) – Bailey Collins
(8 ) – Ella Marie Ayacaba
(8 ) – Bobby Ciardella
(8B) – Dylan Frakes
(8B) – Gemma De Ranieri

Kyu Test 05/30/2015
Kyu Test 05/30/2015
Thank you Ms. Acayaba for sending the picture.

Kyu Testing Results (01/31/15)

Kyu Testing on Sat Nov 16, 2013 at noon

BELT PROMOTION RESULTS: Congratulations to all who passed their belt promotion – a good start for 2015

KYU:
(2 ) – Ethan Tam
(4 ) – Cillian Cray
(4 ) – Joshua Hanson
(5 ) – Jake Fong
(5 ) – Cary Yeung
(5 ) – Lai Theng Leong
(5 ) – Reiko Murakami
(7 ) – Ayaan Omer
(7 ) – Henry Faillace
(7 ) – Ashwin Reganatan
(7 ) – Asher Mazur
(7 ) – William Richardson
(7B) – Lisa Summerfield
(7B) – Maria Vaca
(7B) – Nicole Louie
(8 ) – Jennifer Louie
(8 ) – Jason Louie
(8 ) – Ryan Teh
(8B) – Niall Madigan

2014 Funakoshi World Karate Cup

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.

JKA NorCal representatives in the USA team (from left): Zuri Yip, Sensei Christina Foo (coach), Sensei Khim Torres, Phillip Hu, Ciara Stuhler
JKA NorCal representatives in the USA team (from left):
Zuri Yip, Sensei Christina Foo (coach), Sensei Khim Torres, Phillip Hu, Ciara Stuhler

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.

USA Team and coaches
USA Team and coaches

Here are some pictures of the USA team Kata:

USA Team Kata

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Sensei Khim Kumite
Sensei Khim team kumite match.

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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.

Tournament Results:

  1. Philip Hu – placed 6th in kata, boys 9 yrs old
  2. Ciara Stuhler – competed in kata & kumite, girls 12-13 yrs old
  3. Zuri Yip – placed 6th in kata, female 16-18 yrs old
  4. Rosh Torres – tied to 4th/5th place in kata, male 16-18 yrs old
  5. 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!

OSS!!