New York International Open 2016


Going to New York sounds like fun, but going to New York for a karate tournament can be fun, interesting and eye opening at the same time. Every competition is a challenge, and definitely not easy. All the kids there want to win and bring back a medal, so you have to be prepared to give your best. The preparation is very important, so here’s a few things you need to know:

  1. Train 6 days a week (if possible)
  2. Eat healthy
  3. Sleep 8 hours a day
  4. Exercise at least 3 days a week
  5. Think positive and take your training seriously

Competing is not easy, but one thing’s for sure, you will have a great experience and will make you better as a martial artist.

We are proud of all our athletes that competed. Congratulations! Oss!

Here are some great moments from the tournament:

Ruben Garza (left) Kata 2nd place and Kumite 3rd place with Leslie Garza, Kata 1st place and Kumite 1st place




Leslie Garza, Double Gold – Kata 1st place and Kumite 1st place


Luisa Castellanos, Kumite 3rd place




And always remember:

Go Do Shin (Five Principles of Shito Ryu Karate)

One- Determination. Never forget the spirit of first beginning.
One- Morality. Never neglect courtesy and etiquette.
One- Development. Never neglect effort.
One- Common sense. Never lose common sense.
One- Peace. Never disturb harmony.

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