22 students from our academy are in San Jose, CA competing in forms and sparring. Masters Ron Cabebe and Mike Lim and Chief Instructor Andre Echave are with them. Competition has been heavy with some divisions with as much as 54 competitors.
On the first day of competition, Elijah Gonzales received a Bronze medal in forms. Rayce Agura and Andrea Zamora both got Bronze medals in sparring. Jerome Quimpo received a Silver medal in sparring. On the second day of competition, Jacqueline Blatt and Kymberlee Cabebe made it all the way to the quarter finals. On the third day, Joshua Mojica got a Bronze medal in forms and a Bronze medal in sparring. Jenae Javier received a Silver medal in sparring. Bethany Agura and Blaze Villalon both got Gold medals in sparring.
On our last day of competition, Erica Gonzales got a Gold medal in forms, Luis Ramos and Fitzgerald Pate both receiving Bronze medals in sparring.
Final tally: 9 finalists and 3 National Champions!
Congratulations to ALL our students and coaches!
We are very proud of all our students who have worked hard in training and preparation. We are also very grateful to all the parents, instructors, coaches, and supporters that have helped make this all possible. Also let’s not forget Master Danny Gonzalez and Senior Instructor Alan Maeda who are there working very hard as referees for the Junior Olympics and Nationals.
Here’s a list of all of our students that went and competed in San Jose:
Rayden Agura, Rayce Agura, Bethany Agura, Elijah Baya, Jacqueline Blatt, Kymberlee Cabebe, Marc Cardenas, Lea Casiles, Casey Cuyugan, Tristan DeLeon, Elijah Gonzales, Erika Gonzales, Jenae Javier, Amari Mascarinas, Joshua Mojica,Fitzgerald Pate, Justin Quimpo, Jerome Quimpo, Luis Ramos Jr., Christian Urayenza, Blaze Villalon, and Andrea Zamora.
Thank you all for representing our Academy! We are very proud of each and every one of you!