Galiza earns black belt rank

  • Photo courtesy Edmund Acoba

    From left: Lynette Nakazawa, Edmund Acoba, Jenna Galiza, Rey Agcaoili and Amber Strong stop for a photo Thursday at the Weinberg Gym at Island School in Puhi. Galiza, a sophomore at Kauai High School, was promoted to the rank of Shodan (first degree black belt) by the International Shotokan Karate Federation. Galiza is the daughter of Pete and Jessica Galiza in Lihue.

Photo courtesy Edmund Acoba

  1. harry oyama August 18, 2018 9:51 am Reply

    The problem with the majority of martial arts training is based on a set of knowledge in kata, weapons, techniques and moves. But many cannot really defend themselves in a real street fight where anything goes, there are no rules but to put you down as fast as possible.

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