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2021 Tournament Results

Virtual Karate World
Congratulations Edmond Zhuo capturing 1st place at the Virtual Karate World Championships on February 1, 2021.  Great job!!! Continue to work hard and improve each and every day. Everyone stay safe and take care. 

Virtual Karate World League
3 students continue to push themselves and get a jump start in preparing for live competition once we are allowed to do so.   The event was on March 24, 2021.  Edmond Zhuo captured a gold medal in kata.  He scored 24.34 and his opponent 23.20.  Izel Castillo earned a bronze with a score of 24.14  and her opponent received a score of 23.88.  Cesar Castillo who just turned 11 yrs. old competed against 13 year old athletes and placed in the top 4 in his bracket.  There is lots of work to be done and i am sure by the next event which is on April 24 they will improve a great deal.  Stay tuned.... because we have only just began....

Virtual Karate World League
Edmond Zhuo earns gold again in his 3rd virtual event of the year which was on April 24, 2021.  Edmond's score was 23.88 and his opponent from Brazil scored 23.08.  He continues to get better than he was yesterday.  Never Settle!!!!  Great Job!!!

Miami Open 2021
Miami Open May 15-16 is now in the books. I am always proud of all my students whether they win or lose and don’t expect them to win all the time. Although I do expect that they compete with Passion, Confidence and Determination and just have Fun. There are martial arts schools that were shut down for 3 weeks or less, some disregarded the Covid-19 protocols and remained open but we were closed for 14 months with no in person classes. Cesar wanted to travel and compete so he made the necessary sacrifices and commitment expecting nothing in return besides just being able to compete on the tatami once again. With only 6 weeks of preparation he is coming home with 3 silver & 1 bronze. I believe the best is yet to come. All things are possible if you believe and have a good foundation. The IKF journey continues. Great Job Cesar!

Virtual Karate World League
Edmond wins his third virtual event of the year. He is improving each time he competes. Edmond competed against a competitor from a South Africa and he performed Jion with a score of 22.48 and Edmond performed Chatanyara Kushanku 24.40. He has 1 more competition to go. Let's finish strong! Congratulations....

Virtual Karate World League
Edmond Zhuo wins his last a 4th international tournament of the year. Congratulations!!!!! His hard work and continuing to get better each time is well deserving. Proud of you. Strive to always better yourself.

2021 AAU Karate Nationals
Izel and Cesar Castillo went solo to represent IKF Sacramento at the 2021 AAU Karate Championships in Greenville, South Carolina. This was the first in person tournament in over 16 months. They did AWESOME! I am so proud of them both traveling alone and competing with a Purpose, Passion, Determination and Heart! The tournament start on July 1 and ended Saturday July 3rd. They are coming home with 6 gold & 2 silver medals. IKF Sacramento and IKF Hawaii did a fantastic job at nationals. Thank you Sensei George and Mari for watching and allowing them to be part of the group. We are still far away from where we should be, but it's a start and a very excellent start. The IKF Journey continues.

Fall Classic Yuba City October 3, 2021
24 students traveled to Yuba City to compete for the first time in 2 years at the Fall Classic. After all the dust was cleared Team IKF came away with 23 gold, 11 silver & 17 bronze medals. 51 out of a possible 62. Best feeling ever to witness and see the smiles of the students and hear the cheers from the parents who were in the stands. So proud of all the students who continued to work hard and not give up during the pandemic. Special thanks to Chelcie, Izel for coaching the kids. Brandon Ujimori made a surprise visit and helped too. Big shout out to those students who captured ALL gold in their events Izel Castillo, Reiko Ujimori, Edmond Zhuo, Gavin Ho, Lucia Gillette and Polina Pudova. Thank you parents for your ongoing support. It has been a very long 2 years but we still managed to compete with a Purpose, Passion, Determination & Heart. We definitely have lots to work on but overall, I am very pleased with everyone's performance. Never Settle!!!

West Coast Open
Cesar Castillo, Koji Fidel and Edmond Zhuo along with myself traveled to Seattle to compete at this international event on October 10, 2021. Started at 4:30am Saturday morning and we had a Blast all day. Seattle Space Needle, Chihuly Garden & Glass, Pikes Market, Starbucks and a wall of Bubble Gum....... Zoe Perez came to be our personal cheer leader. She was awesome!! The boys came to compete earning 10 gold, 5 silver and 3 bronze and $100 cash prize. Edmond Zhuo crushed the competition by taking home 5 gold medals. Tons of room for improvement but very proud of the 3 boys. IKF Journey continues..

20th Annual Kyukyukan Karate & Kobudo Tournament
Last tournament of 2021 ended with a "Boom". The IKF crew traveled to Dixon with a Purpose, Determination and Heart and at the end of the competition we walked away with 18 gold, 9 silver & 7 bronze. Congratulations to everyone! Thank you parents for your ongoing support and the best cheering section at the tournament. The kids did well with the help of our awesome coaches Sensei Chelcie, Izel and Brandon. 2 students earned 3 gold medals each Edmond Zhuo and Kaleo Fidel. It has been a difficult year, but i promise next year 2022 we will be better than we were this year. The IKF journey continues with higher goals in our sights. With hard work and patience on we will get there.

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!!!!!!!

2019 Tournament Results
17 Tournaments 351 Gold, 150 Silver & 154 Bronze.  14 Outstanding Awards and $2200 Scholarship Award
Incredible Year!!!!!!

2020 Tournament Results
This year has been an unprecedented year Covid-19 changed the world.  Many lives were taken due to this virus.  A time for virtual learning.  A time to have Faith and spend more time with FAMILY.  I will forever be grateful for all the students and parents who supported me during these difficult times. God Bless and Love you all!  42 Gold, 13 Silver and 10 Bronze. 
1 Grand Championship.

2021 Tournament Results
This year we were blessed to be able to compete at 5 in person tournaments and 5 international virtual events.  Many of the students were still cautions and decided not to participate but for those who did compete they did Fantastic!  I am so proud of everyone. Our motto "Be Better Than you Were Yesterday" I promise next year we will be better than were this year!!!
This years total 62 gold, 30 silver & 29 bronze and 1 outstanding award.  The IKF Journey continues.