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Akana, Saiki reign supreme at competition

Titi Saiki and Kapili Akana earned first place awards during the recent Kaua’i Open martial arts competition held at the Kilauea Center. The following are the results from the event.

Kata/Forms

(6-8 Beginner Division) 1st place – Kapili Akana; 2nd place – Daezsa Tomas

(6-8 Intermediate Division) 1st place – Arrisa Thronas, 2nd place – Mason Manera, 3rd place – Dylan Gurney

(9-12 Beginners) 1st place – Tiana Esaki, 2nd place – Ian Ross

(9-12 Intermediate) 1st place – Titi Saiki, 2nd place – Dalton Thronas, 3rd place – Hunter Hudson, 4th place – Erica Catiggay

(13-16 Intermediate) 1st place – Danielle Hoen, 2nd place – Elizabeth Blaylock

(18-35 Brown Belt) 1st place – Joe Ornellas, 2nd place – Glen Catiggay, 3rd place – Jeremy Hillstrom, 4th place – Max Manera

Black Belt – 1st place – Donald Crummer, 2nd place – Dave Michaels

Weapons

(7-under) 1st place – Casey Ching-Pacheco

(9-under) 1st place – Arrisa Thronas

(9-16) 1st place – Titi Saiki, 2nd place – Dalton Thronas, 3rd place – Hunter Hudson

(18-over Advanced) 1st place – Dave Michaels, 2nd place – Joe Ornellas

Chinese Kung Fu Forms

(8-10) 1st place – Hunter Hudson, 2nd place – Arrisa Thronas

(11-18) 1st place – Titi Saiki, 2nd place – Dalton Thronas

Youth Overall Grand Champion

(6 yrs. old) Kapili Akana

(7 yrs. old) Casey Ching-Pacheco

(8 yrs. old) Arrisa Thronas

(9 yrs. old) Hunter Hudson

(11 yrs. old) Tiana Esaki

(12 yrs. old) Titi Saiki

(14 yrs. old) Danielle Hoen

BrownBelt Grand Champion – Joe Ornellas

Kumite/Point Fighting

(6-8 Boys Beginner) 1st place – Justin Kauikahi, 2nd place – Ryden Tacbian

(6-8 Girls Beginner) 1st place – Kapili Akana, 2nd place – Daezsa Tomas

(6-8 Boys/Girls Intermediate) – 1st place – Mason Manera, 2nd place – Dylan Gurney, 3rd place – Arrisa Thronas, 4th place – Austin Manera

(9-11 Boys Intermediate) 1st place – Dalton Thronas, 2nd place – Hunter Hudson

(9-11 Girls Intermediate) 1st place – Tiana Esaki, 2nd place – Titi Saiki, 3rd place – Erica Catiggay

(12-14 Boys/Girls Intermediate) 1st place – Kacie Kelekoma, 2nd place – Ian Ross, 3rd place – Danielle Hoen, 4th place – Elizabeth Blaylock

(18-35 Beginner) 1st place – Lee Yoshino, 2nd place – Jacob Punzal, 3rd place – James Hahn

(18-35 Intermediate) 1st place – Sam Maehata, 2nd place – Joel Deets

(18-35 Brown Belt) 1st place – Glen Catiggay, 2nd place – Joe Ornellas, 3rd place – Alan Tasaka

Black Belt – 1st place – Max Manera, 2nd place – Don Crummer

Continuous Point Fighting

(12-under) 1st place – Kacie Kelekoma, 2nd place – Ian Ross, 3rd place – Omar Rupert, 4th place – Eric Rupert

(18-35 Intermediate) 1st place – Sam Maehata, 2nd place – Joel Deets, 3rd place – Jacob Punzal

(18-35 Advanced) 1st place – Louis Stanley, 2nd place – Alan Tasaka

Kumite/Fighting Grand Champions

(6-under) Kapili Akana

(8-under) Mason Manera

(9-under) Dalton Thronas

(11-under) Tiana Esaki

(12-under) Kacie Kelekoma

(18-under) Sam Maehata

Brown Belt – Glen Catiggay

Black Belt – Max Manera

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