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National Championship

2016 National Championship Results

Congratulations are in order for all Arizona karate practitioners who traveled to Pittsburgh for the 2016 USA Karate Nationals this year. Arizona brought home 6 National Champions and 33 total medals from this year’s event, a number that is impressive to say the least.

We proudly recognize the following:

Victoria Mata: 5 & under female Beg/Novice

  • Kata – Bronze medalist
  • Kumite – Bronze medalist

Lesli Garza: 6 yr old female Beginner

  • Kata – Silver medalist
  • Kumite – Bronze medalist

Diego Valenzuela: 6 yr old male Novice

  • Kata – Bronze medalist
  • Kumite – Bronze medalist

Natalia Mata: 8 yr old female Intermediate National Champion

  • Kata – Gold medalist
  • Kumite – Bronze medalist

Noor Al-Azawi: 8 yr old female Advanced National Champion

Scottsdale Martial Arts Center

  • Kata – Gold medalist
  • Kumite – Silver medalist

Armando Favela: 8 yr old male Novice

  • Kumite – Silver medalist

Hassan Al-Azawi: 9 yr old male Advanced

Scottsdale Martial Arts Center

  • Kata – Gold medalist
  • Kumite – Silver medalist

Diego Herrea-Vendrell: 10 yr old male Advanced National Champion

Scottsdale Martial Arts Center

  • Kata – Silver medalist
  • Kumite – Silver medalist
  • Weapons- Gold medalist

Ruben Garza: 10 yr old male Advanced National Champion

  • Kata – Bronze medalist
  • Kumite – Gold medalist

Elanna Franklin: 12/13 yr old female Elite

  • Kumite – Silver medalist

Sierra McDaniel: 12 yr old female Advanced -40 Kg

Scottsdale Martial Arts Center

  • Kumite – Bronze medalist

Sean O’Donnell: 13 yr old male Advanced

Scottsdale Martial Arts Center

  • Kata – Silver medalist
  • Kumite – Silver medalist

Courtney Connor: 13 yr old female Advanced

Scottsdale Martial Arts Center

  • Kumite – Bronze medalist

Christian Stienstra: 15 yr male Advanced National Champion

Scottsdale Martial Arts Center

  • Kumite- Gold medalist

Denis Torrez: 16 yr old male Novice

  • Kata – Silver medalist
  • Kumite – Silver medalist

Ryan O’Donnell: 16 yr old male Advanced

  • Kata – Silver medalist

Martin Ruiz: 16 yr old male Advanced

  • Kumite – Bronze medalist

Stirling McDaniel: 17 yr old female Advanced

Scottsdale Martial Arts Center

  • Kata – Silver medalist

Jesus Moore: 18-34 male Novice

  • Kata – Silver medalist
  • Kumite – Bronze medalist

Kassandra Figueroa: 18-34 female Elite Kumite

The Dojo

  • Kumite – Silver medalist

Tyler Warren: 18-34 male Advanced

Scottsdale Martial Arts Center

  • Kata – Bronze medalist

Fredy Arevalo: 45 & over Male Advanced National Champion

Olympic Shotokan Karate

  • Kata – Gold medalist
  • Kumite- Silver medalist

Fred Erickson: 55+ male Advanced

Arizona Wado Karate

  • Kumite – Silver medalist
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