Fourth Annual Father's Day Regional Tournament

On Saturady Jun 19, 2010, Shorinjiryu Kenryukan Karate hosted the Fourth Annual Father’s Day Regional Tournament. The tournament was held at the Imperial Dragon Hombu Dojo in Brooklyn, NY.

The day started with the Black Belt meeting and the karateka warm-ups. The rules for the tournament were reviewed. Then the most encouraging part of the day started, the Father’s Day Appreciation Presentations. Each student who brought his or her father was given a trophy to present to their dad. We honored 41 fathers - this is the largest number of awards that we ever presented. Kohai Shodan Abigail Colemen demonstrated a great kata and soon afterwards the tournament began.

Close to 100 karateka, representing the various Kenryukan's dojo  and Kenkukai's  Island Budokan dojo participated in kata, weapons and shiai divisions. The turnout was great considering that it was a warm and humid Saturday in New York City. The competition was fierce but friendly. Many celebrated the simple fact that they competed without regard for the outcome. After the competition the black belts came together to award the Best Spirit and Technique awards. We had difficulty choosing because many of the karateka were purely incredible. The proceedings were closed with the final award presentations, the thank you’s to the volunteers and the congratulatory words from each one of the black belts.

Click here for the tournament photo collage of the very proud fathers  ==> Tournament Photos

 For some really great pictures taken by Shodan Marc Riley ==>

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2057664&id=1021626451&l=485048e641

 

Tournament Results 

Shiai Results
First NameLast NameResults
Group Black Belts
Doro Konate 1st place
Nazir Khan 2nd place
Kevin Gutierrez 3rd place
Henry Chicaiza 4th place
Jason Berenbach 5th place
Group Juinor Black Belts - Male
Decland Paul-Roper 1st place
Michael LaBalbo 2nd place
Don Yu 3rd place
Dan Yu 4th place
Anthony LaBalbo 5th place
Group Juinor Black Belts - Female
Olga Gonzalez 1st place
Eileen Santiago 2nd place
Paris Otero 3rd place
Sarah Brownawell 4th place
Group 01 (ages 5-7 kyu 10, 9, 8 under 4'0")
Hugo Casado 1st place
Kailah Hyndman 2nd place
Angelic Oliveras 3rd place
David Orellana 4th place
Ariana Saenz 5th place
Natalie Santiago 6th place
Briany Velez 7th place
Group 02 (ages 5-7 kyu 10, 9, 8 tall 4'0" & over)
Elliot Cigarreno 1st place
Andrew D'Onofrio 2nd place
Samuel Sprigman 3rd place
Olivia Giordano 4th place
Andrew Armas 5th place
Erwin Martinez 6th place
Group 03 (ages 7, 8, 9 kyu 7-1)
Kaleb James 1st place
Luis Garcia 2nd place
Jaelle James 3rd place
Aiza Shahid 4th place
Kiley Hamou 5th place
Dana Gascot 6th place
Group 04A (ages 9-10 kyu 10, 9, 8 tall)
Vineela Jonnalagadda 1st place
Hitesh Kalluru 2nd place
Imran Khan 3rd place
Jake Cigarreno 4th place
Group 04B (ages 9-10 kyu 10, 9, 8 short)
Tommy Saenz 1st place
Liriano Lizanjela 2nd place
Daniel Melcer 3rd place
Vanessa Saenz 4th place
Group 05 (ages 9-11 kyu 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1)
Samruth Vennapusala 1st place
Himakeerth Tammineedi 2nd place
Angelo Oliveras 3rd place
Shruth Vennapusala 4th place
Amanda Muratore 5th place
Justin Price 6th place
Group 06 (ages 11-12 kyu 10, 9, 8)
Richard Locarni 1st place
Antonio Feliz 2nd place
Laury Cabral 3rd place
Lika Koss 4th place
Caroll Vega 5th place
Samuel Giordano 6th place
Jose DeJesus 7th place
Group 07 (ages 11-15 kyu 7, 6)
Fahad Shahid 1st place
Derrick Reaves 2nd place
Ahad Shahid 3rd place
Revanth Gumpu 4th place
Stephanie Soto 5th place
Group 08 (ages 11-13 kyu 5, 4, 3, 2, 1)
Joselyn Gutierrez 1st place
Luis Velez 2nd place
Julia Hoffman 3rd place
John Velez 4th place
Amari Cunningham 5th place
Derek Connelly 6th place
Group 09 (ages 13-16 kyu 10, 9, 8)
Adebayo Eisape 1st place
Solley Sellers 2nd place
Vaquine Stewart 3rd place
Juan Feliz 4th place
Group 10 (kyu 5 - 1)
Amy Pinaro 1st place
Jordan Riley 2nd place
Derek Connelly 3rd place
Kelsey Weymouth-Little 4th place
Group 12 (adult males kyu 7, 6, 5)
John Bracken 1st place
Prav Sulaiman 2nd place
Jorge Campuzano 3rd place
Group 13 (adult males 4, 3, 2, 1)
Angel Diaz 1st place
James Lynch 2nd place
Daniel West 3rd place
Kata Results
Group Black Belts
Doro Konate 1st place
James Lynch 2nd place
Angel Diaz 3rd place
Christian Hernandez 4th place
Group Jr. Black Belts
Michael LaBalbo 1st place
Anthony LaBalbo 2nd place
Sarah Brownawell 3rd place
Dan Yu 4th place
Olga Gonzalez 5th place
Don Yu 6th place
Group 01 (ages 5-7 kyu 10, 9, 8 under 4'0")
Natalie Santiago 1st place
Kailah Hyndman 2nd place
Briany Velez 3rd place
Angelic Oliveras 4th place
Hugo Casado 5th place
Ariana Saenz 6th place
David Orellana 7th place
Group 02 (ages 5-7 kyu 10, 9, 8 tall 4'0" & over)
Olivia Giordano 1st place
Samuel Sprigman 2nd place
Elliot Cigarreno 3rd place
Andrew Armas 4th place
Andrew D'Onofrio 5th place
Erwin Martinez 6th place
Group 03 (ages 7, 8, 9 kyu 7-1)
Kiley Hamou 1st place
Luis Garcia 2nd place
Jaelle James 3rd place
Dana Gascot 4th place
Jake Anderson 5th place
Adrian Martinez 6th place
Group 04A (ages 9-10 kyu 10, 9, 8)
Tommy Saenz 1st place
Sandipan Nath 2nd place
Vanessa Saenz 3rd place
Liriano Lizanjela 4th place
Imran Khan 5th place
Jake Cigarreno 6th place
Karina Orellana 7th place
Group 04B (ages 9-10 kyu 10, 9, 8)
Vineela Jonnalagadda 1st place
Hitesh Kalluru 2nd place
Venkatesh Vasudevan 3rd place
Sindhu Duggempudi 4th place
Daniel Melcer 5th place
Group 05 (ages 9-11 kyu 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1)
Luke Connelly 1st place
Himakeerth Tammineedi 2nd place
Samruth Vennapusala 3rd place
Shruth Vennapusala 4th place
Angelo Oliveras 5th place
Amanda Muratore 6th place
Group 06 (ages 11-12 kyu 10, 9, 8)
Richard Locarni 1st place
Samuel Giordano 2nd place
Laury Cabral 3rd place
Lika Koss 4th place
Jose DeJesus 5th place
Antonio Feliz 6th place
Caroll Vega 7th place
Group 07 (ages 11-15 kyu 7, 6)
Revanth Gumpu 1st place
Lex Tong 2nd place
Derrick Reaves 3rd place
Ahad Shahid 4th place
Jaideep Duggempudi 5th place
Stephanie Soto 6th place
Group 08 (ages 11-13 kyu 5, 4, 3, 2, 1)
Joselyn Gutierrez 1st place
Julia Hoffman 2nd place
Derek Connelly 3rd place
Luis Velez 4th place
Shawn Cheemanlall 5th place
John Velez 6th place
Group 09 (ages 13-16 kyu 10, 9, 8)
Vaquine Stewart 1st place
Solley Sellers 2nd place
Adebayo Eisape 3rd place
Juan Feliz 4th place
Group 10 (adult kyu 5 - 1)
Jorge Campuzano 1st place
Amy Pinaro 2nd place
Kelsey Weymouth-Little 3rd place
Jordan Riley 4th place
Group 12 (adult kyu 7, 6, 5)
Jorge Campuzano 1st place
Maggie McGurty 2nd place
John Bracken 3rd place
Prav Sulaiman 4th place
Weapons Kata Results
Black Belts
Doro Konate 1st place
Henry Chicaiza 2nd place
Kevin Gutierrez 3rd place
Joe VanWinkle 4th place
Jr. Black Belts
Michael LaBalbo 1st place
Don Yu 2nd place
Dan Yu 3rd place
Sarah Brownawell 4th place
Eileen Santiago 5th place
Decland Paul-Roper 6th place
Youth
Derek Connelly 1st place
Tiffany Lazam 2nd place
Joselyn Gutierrez 3rd place
Teen
Anthony LaBalbo 1st place
Jordan Riley 2nd place
Adult
Angel Diaz 1st place
James Lynch 2nd place
Jorge Campuzano 3rd place
Amy Pinaro 4th place

SPECIAL AWARDS

Spirit Award-Adult     Technique Award-Adult
John Bracken     Jorge Campuzano
Prav Sulaiman     Richard Locarni
Spirit Award-Youth     Technique Award-Youth
Dana Gascot     Adebayo Eisape
Briany Velez     Don Yu
        Dan Yu