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2019 Tournament Results

West Coast Championships
First tournament of 2019!  IKF athletes marched to Yuba City to compete at the West Coast Championships on February 10, 2019.  What a great way to start 2019.  The students did fantastic!!  The team was lead by Reiko Ujimori and Ana Viocu taking 3 gold medals each.  A huge THANK YOU to Izel and Brandon for helping, encouraging & coaching all the kidos today.   3 claps for all the parents for your ongoing support and cheering section.  IKF team came away with 27 gold, 9 silver and 7 bronze.  Total 43 medals.  Awesome start, but there is lots of room to improve and be better at the next event.
 
Spring Classic/AAU Qualifier
The tournament was a huge success because of all the help and support from our black belts, students and especially our parents.  Thank you ALL so much for your support.  A total of 150 competitors tested their skills in a great and friendly atmosphere.  IKF displayed their strong performance by capturing 35 gold, 35 silver & 36 bronze.  Total of 106 medals.  Kevin Deloso was the only competitor of the tournament who walked away with 3 gold medals.  Awesome job!!!  So proud of all the students.  Continue to work hard and improve for our next big event which is our 26th Annual Sacramento Karate Championships on June 8, 2018.  Let's get ready!!!!

Yoshida Cup
10 IKF students headed to Portland, Oregon on March 17, 2019 to compete at the 33rd Annual Yoshida Cup.  All the students represented IKF proudly by walking away with 12 gold, 5 silver and 5 bronze and lets not forget about the 36 bottles of the famous Yoshida BBQ Sauce.  Izel came home a littler richer winning $300 in Scholarship Award.  A big thank you to Mr. Zhuo who was our personal driver and the other parents for their support.  Let's continue to move forward and improve in a positive way.  So Proud of you ALL!!!

NKF Qualifier
5 athletes travelled to Yuba City to compete at the NKF Qualifier on March 31, 2019.  They competed with Passion, Determination and Heart!!!  When the dust settled and all the rings stopped they walked away with 10 gold, 1 silver & 1 bronze. Kevin Deloso lead the team with 3 gold medals.  They all qualified for the USA team trails in Chicago this summer.  The IKF journey continues.  Thank you to all the parents for your cheering and support.  They did AMAZING!

AMAS Tournament
It was a busy day for Team IKF travelling to 2 different tournament on the same day  March 31, 2019.  Chelcie Limcaco &  Brandon Ujimori took control and responsibility of all the team members. The team all did a fantastic job capturing 16 gold, 3 silver & 6 bronze.  I am so proud of Chelcie who handled a terrible situation like a professional.  She conducted herself with the maturity and has gained so much respect from the students, parents and other Sensei's,  but more importantly from me.  I couldn't be more prouder as a father.  This was a definitely a learning lesson.  Let's move forward to become better than we were yesterday.  
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Tokon Karate Tournament   
6 students represented IKF proudly at Tokon's in house tournament in Natomas on Saturday April 13, 2019.  Myles Monton helped officiate, while Kevin Deloso looked over all the athletes.  They came home from a short drive with 7 Gold, 1 silver and 2 bronze.  Outstanding Job!  Keep working hard...

Okaigan Karate Tournament
The 3 Musketeers Jayden Ho, Edmond Zhuo and Gavin Ho and Lady Ninja Alexis Mariscal represented IKF at the tournament held in Sunnyvale on May 4, 2019.  They did not disappoint anyone brining home 7 gold, 1 silver & 1 bronze.  Edmond earned gold in weapons, kata and kumite.  Still there is a lot of work to be done before nationals but the tunnel seems to be getting just a little brighter.  IKF journey continues.... 

JKA Riverside Karate Championships
IKF marched down I-5 towards Riverside, California to compete at the JKA Karate Championships on May 19, 2019.  After a long drive of 6 hours all the students performed like champions.  When the dust cleared and the last bell rang IKF walked away with 13 gold, 4 silver & 5 bronze.  The star of the day was Edmond Zhuo with 3 gold medals.  This is his second tournament capturing all gold!  He is improving in leaps and bounds.....  A huge Thank you to Izel who helped coach all the kids today.  Once again without the support of the parents this would not be possible.  IKF parents you "Rock". Every tournament is a learning lesson..... what we do with these lessons can either make us stay the same or make us better. Life/Karate is about "Choices"....  The IKF journey continues.....
  
26th Annual Sacramento Karate Championships
The 26th Annual Sacramento Karate Championships on June 8, 2019 was a huge success.  This would not have been possible without the help of all the students and parents.  Everyone did an incredible job.  I have received phone calls and e-mails from various schools and sensei's how impressed and how well run the tournament was.   And the reason is because of YOU ALL.  Thank you for your ongoing support and being part of my family.  Love you all.  The students were Phenomenal and represented IKF Proudly.  We had teams from Hawaii, Chicago, Oregon, Washington and Southern California.  With their hard work and preparation IKF Sacramento captured 79 gold, 41 silver and 38 bronze.  6 Outstanding Awards and 7 students were presented with Scholarship Awards.

8th WUKF World Championships
The 8th WUKF World Championships in Bratislava, Slovakia 18-23 June 2019 drew a total of 2, 318 athletes from around the world. The tournament was held at The Sports Ice Arena which held 12 rings and 10, 000 seats were available.  The AAU/USA team consisted of 86 athletes and 7 coaches.  The team overall placed 3rd in the medal count 19, gold, 17 silver and 22 bronze.  Izel Castillo showed the world why is a World Champion.  She came home with 3 gold, 1 silver & 1 bronze.  Maile Martinez from IKF Long Beach earned 1 silver and 1 bronze medal.  Haley Chee from IKF Hawaii walked away with a bronze medal.  It was a very long 4 days of competition.  I am so proud of Izel not for just being a True Champion but for being a Beautiful young lady in and outside.  


2019 AAU NATIONALS
The AAU National Karate Championships was  held in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Competition started July 4 - 6 with over 2,000 athletes from all over the country.  IKF Sacramento went to nationals with a purpose and was determined to show everyone that they put in the hard work and it's time to compete .  18 students took nationals by storm capturing 58 gold, 18 silver, 12 bronze and 1 Grand Championship award.  "Unbelievable" They all performed like champions.  The tournament started off by naming Izel Castillo 1 of 3 Top AAU female athlete in the AAU Program.  From there we never looked back.  Edmond Zhuo lead the team with 7 gold medals.  Izel finished the evening with a performance of the night it was exciting and inspiring to witness.  I get chills just thinking about it!!! IKF Hawaii had a strong showing by taking home 60 gold, 35 silver & 27 bronze and 1 Grand Championship award. I want to thank all the parents for your ongoing support and the best cheering section in the country.  It was a long road and the tunnel that we started was very dark but at the end we shined brightly.  I am so proud of all the students words cant describe my feelings.  The IKF journey continues.  Enjoy the moment you all deserve it but remember "Never Settle".  Let's be better than we were Yesterday!


 
USANKF/TEAM TRAILS
5 students traveled to Chicago to compete at the USA Team Trails.  The days were long and the competition was fierce.  The kids did awesome.  They left their mark and competed with "Heart".  I am extremely proud of them all.  We earned 2 gold, 1 silver & 3 bronze medals this past weekend.  A few students came up short Reiko and Seraphine but they learned a great deal, which will make them better next year.  Keven Deloso will represent the USA in kata at the Jr.  Pan American Championships in Ecuador. Izel Castillo is off to the big show the WKF World Championships in Chile for kata as well.  Cesar did fantastic in kata but lost a little composure in kumite and fell short.  A lesson we all need to learn.  When things are excited and going so fast we need to stay Focus and keep our Composure.  Learn from our mistakes and let's move forward.  IKF Journey continues....


XXX Jr. Pan American Championships

Kevin Deloso traveled to Guayaquil, Ecuador to compete at the XXX Jr. Pan American Championships.  There were 19 countries that participated.  Kevin performed like a champion capturing a bronze medal in kata.  Team USA overall placed 3rd in the medal count.  IKF Hawaii did a great job representing USA.  It was long hard journey with lots of hard work, sweat & sacrifices were made but at the end Kevin stood tall.  So proud of him.  The memories and friends he made along the way will be cherished forever. Thank you to all students and parents for your support.  The IKF Journey continues.


Fall Classic, Yuba City October 6, 2019
Another successful day!  All the credit goes to Izel Castillo and Brandon Ujimori who were responsible  to prepare all the athletes for this tournament. 23 athletes gained a total 29 gold, 16 silver & 9 bronze.  Shout out goes to 4 students who claimed 3 gold medals each Reiko, Edmond, Jayden & Kevin.  3 claps to Reiko, Grant, Kevin & Seraphine who also helped in preparing and supporting the kids. So proud of Izel and Brandon who is taking the initiative and leadership with the competition team.  You both did an phenomenal job.  Parents thank you for your awesome support and a big hand goes out to our IKF cheerleaders!!!  A special appreciation and recognition to the parents who were not able to attend today because they were working hard at the Air Show thank you so much.  The IKF journey continues..... 

WKF Jr. World Championships 
Santiago, Chile held the Xl WKF Jr. World Championships October 23 -27, 2019.  98 countries participated in this event.  Izel Castillo on her birthday turning 18 competed with Heart and Determination.  Coming in 5th in the WORLD!  Lost a close match for the bronze medal against Italy.  Words have no justice to say how I felt watching her compete against the best in the world.  People say they prepared months for this opportunity but Izel and I trained for 8 years together preparing for this moment.  You had to be there to understand the joy, the proud feeling and the sorrow along with tear when it was over.  She stood like a giant in the ring and I couldn't have been blessed to watch her grow into the young lady she has become.  Besides the competition Santiago, Chile was declared a country under duress.  Over 1 million protestors gathered the streets everyday.  The country was on lockdown and a curfew was set at 6:00pm each night.  The USA Team stayed together and with our strong team effort we placed 10th in the world.  This will be forever a very special experience for me.  The IKF journey continues.....


Ryukyukan International Karate Tournament
IKF students enter the last local tournament of 2019.  When the day was over they walked away with 17 gold, 4 silver & 7 bronze.  Outstanding Job!!  Thank you Chelcie for watching over all the kids while officiating.  To our awesome coaches Izel Castillo and Brandon Ujimori & Kevin Deloso.  2 claps for Mrs. Castillo for keeping me updated on the results while I was in New York.  And to our "Best" cheerleaders you guys Rock.  Next stop All-Hawaii lets refocus and finish 2019 with a huge Aloha Boom.....  IKF journey continues.


2014 Tournament Results
323 Gold, 158 Silver & 175 Bronze.  15 Outstanding Awards
Fantastic Job!!!!!!!!!! 

2015 Tournament Results
349 Gold, 142 Silver & 121 Bronze. 33 Outstanding Awards
Unbelievable Year!!!!!!!!!!

2016 Tournament Results
304 Gold, 140 Silver & 127 Bronze.  20 Outstanding Awards and $1800 Scholarship Award
Spectacular Year!!!! 

2017 Tournament Results
21Tournaments 327 Gold, 130 Silver & 127 Bronze.  14 Outstanding Awards and $1200 Scholarship Award
Amazing Year!!!!!!

2018 Tournament Results
21 Tournaments 246 Gold, 162 Silver & 145 Bronze.  10 Outstanding Awards and $1800 Scholarship Award 
Awesome Year!!!!!!!