|Published October 2nd, 2019|
|Karate Olympic hopefuls in the making|
|Submitted by Thomas Westernoff|
Karate is now an Olympic sport and will be in the Summer 2020 Olympics hosted in Tokyo Japan.
Karate & Fitness USA, Lafayette athletes competed in the 46th Annual Fiestas International Karate Championships in Los Angeles on Sept. 15. Athletes from all over the World participated in this event from USA, Japan, Mexico, Honduras, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Guatemala, Chile, Spain, and Italy.
Karate is a sport in which boys and girls can participate. Competition in forms or kata in which the athlete wins by the best performance and in sparring or kumite in which the athlete wins with the most scored points in battle.
Eleven athletes from Lafayette and Moraga return home with a total of 11 awards.
LA Fiestas – Karate Tournament Results
Name Kata Kumite
Cormac Maher 4th 2nd
Elijah Santos 1st 1st
Stafford Williams 4th 1st
Marcos Reyes 4th 3rd
Sophia Hong 2nd 1st
Wayne Dong 3rd 4th
Ethan Luo 2nd 4th
Ryoma Durkee 2nd 5th
Zac Kemp 3rd 4th
Parsa Shayestah 4th 4th
Amir Poursateh 4th 4th