International field at local martial arts tournament

KILAUEA—Over 200 competitors including visitors from New York, California,

Utah, and even from Spain participated in the Kaua`i Open 2000 Martial Arts

Championship Tournament held at the Kilauea Neighborhood Center

recently.

Kenn Firestone’s Universal Karate-Lihu`e, Francis Hosaka’s Kekaha

Karate, Steve Rex’s Kaua`i Taekwando-Princeville, Garden Angels-Kapa`a, Rich

Harder’s Seibukan-Kapa`a, Ray Sarabgano’s Kajukenbo-Haleiwa, Tony Ramos

Kajukenbo-Wahiawa, Donn Crummer’s Kajukenbo-Hawai`i Kai, Adam Sagon-Takeuchi

School of Self Defense-Pearl City, Mike Ng’s Gung Fu-Puhi, Paul Parangao

Kalaheo Kajukenbo, Jaime Basques’ Lihu`e Kajukembo, Romy Castillo Hanapepe

Kajukenbo, and Clarence Emperado Honolulu were some of the Hawai`i groups that

had strong performances at the competition.

Kauai Open 2000 Martial Arts

championships tournament results follow:

FORMS/KATA

6,7 & 8 Boys

& Girls

Beginner’s Division:

1. Alissa Sarabano

2. Wendy

Mito

3. Thayne Goo

Intermediate Division:

1. Frankie Empeno

2.

Titi Saiki

3. Bronson Sagon

4. Nico McPeek

9-12 BOYS &

GIRLS

Beginners/Intermediate

1. Mary Luz Mito

2. Tamara

Matas

3. Larque Mahan

4. Aaron Verano

13-14 BOYS &

GIRLS

Intermediate

1. Krystle Jumawan

2. Elliot Byfield

12

& UNDER BOYS & GIRLS

Weapons

1. Frankie Empeno

2. Aaron

Ada

13-17 BOYS & GIRLS

Weapons

1. Kristopher Cortez

18-35

MEN & WOMEN

Intermediate

1. Marty Sarabano

2. Paulo

Preitauer

3. Pua Costa

18-35 WEAPONS

Black Belt Division

1.

James Kula

2. David Michaels

18-35 men & women

Brown Belt

Division

1. Doug Gayagas

2. Keoni Bigno

3. Mitchell

McPeek

Black Belt division

1. David Michaels

2. Amaya

Firvida

3. Matt Lackman

4. James Kula

35 & over

women

Beginners Division

1. Rhoda Libre

2. Shelly

Yokote

17 & under

showmanship

1. Frankie

Empeno

35 & over

Black Belt Masters

1. Kenn

Firestone

1. Don Crummer

2. Ray Sarabano

jr. grand Champion, 17

& under:

Frankie Empeno

Grand Champion, 18-35 Open Black Belt,

Weapons:

James Kula

Adult Grand Champion:

Kenn

Firestone

FIGHTING-KUMITE

5 & UNDER

All Boys &

Girls

1. Jalen Torres

2. Dylan Furney

3. Anthony Lagazo

4.

Collin Pungan

6,7,& 8 boys & girls

Beginners Division

1.

Erika Catiggay

2. Ridge Resinto

Intermediate Division

1. Bronson

Sagon

2. Titi Saiki

3. Nico McPeek

9-11 boys &

girls

Beginner Division

1. Christian Ramos

2. Tamara Matas

3.

Jaret Fujioka

9-11 boys

Intermediate

1. John Outzew

2. Evyn

Tyndzik

3. Cameron Felipe

Intermediate/Advance

1. Drew Ueno

2.

Kelly Saiki

3. Jeffrey Loo-Mills

12-14 boys

beginners

Division

1. Brandon Fujioka

2. Kainoa Hanson-Loo

3. Gavin

Gallardo

Intermediate Division

1. Kristopher Cortez

2. Elliot

Byfield

3. Shen Greenleaf

12-14 girls

intermediate Division

1.

Krystle Jumawan

2. Larque Mahan

18-35 men

Beginner Division

1.

Michael Rita

2. Craig Yokote

3. Clayton Sasil

4. Jeff

Gregg

18-35 women

Beginner Division

1. Sherri Ephan

2. Pua

Costa

3. Nicol Nonaka

15-17 boys

Intermediate Division

1.

Joshua Nifalar

2. Lindsey Hanohano

18-35 men

Intermediate

division

1. Richard Ancheta

2. Larry Ephan Jr.

3. Jeremy

Hillstrom

4. Ryan Conner

Brown Belt Division

1. Mark Bandsma

2.

Doug Gayagas

3. Louis Stanley

35 & over women

Intermediate

Division

1. Kristi Rita

2. Rhoda Libre

3. Shelly Yokote

18-35

men

black Belt Division

1. Sterling Halmas

2. James Kula

3.

Matt Lackman

4. Vance Pascua

36-48 men

Black Belt Masters

Division

1. Ken Pierce

2. Mitchell McPeek

Jr. Grand Champion

Woman

Krystle Jumawan

Grand Champion Brown & Under

Richard

Ancheta

Grand Champion Black Belt

Sterling Halmas

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