New York Open

Shihan Cleveland Baxter's

15th Annual New York Open
Valhalla, New York • October 2009

 


Shihan Leung with Sensei Concepcion, Shidoin Nieto, Sensei Clemons
Shotojuku competitors: Ryu Watanabe, Destiny Vergara, and Marika Watanabe

 

Shihan Kai Leung attended the 15th annual traditional karate-do championships • the New York Open, presented by Shihan Cleveland Baxter. The event was assisted by Sensei Ramon Hiraldo, head of the New York USANKF RSO. The International Shotokai Federation was represented by Shihan Kai Leung, Sensei Luis Rojas, Sensei Bernard Clemons, Sensei Edwin Concepcion, and Shidoin Edward Nieto. Sensei Luis Rojas of ISF Sunrise Karate was awarded a special award for his dedication to the martial arts.

 

Shihan Kai Leung with Sensei Luis Rojas and Sensei Edwin Concepcion

 

ISF Shotojuku competitors Marika Watanabe, Ryu Watanabe, and Destiny Vergara had great success in the competition.

Our students had a great time and we look forward to attending Shihan Baxter's 2010 tournament!

 





 



14th Annual Traditional Karate-Do Seminars & Championships
Valhalla New York • October 2008

Master Toshihiro Oshiro (C) with Shotojuku Dojo

 

The Shotojuku dojo attended the 14th annual traditional karate-do championships aka as the New York Open, held by Shihan Cleveland Baxter in Valhalla New York on October 12, 2008. Many USANKF and NYTKL members were in attendance.

 

This year, Sensei Ramon Hiraldo of the New York RSO was the chief referee that ran the show for Shihan Baxter. The NY referee association was in full force and the tournament ran like Sensei Hiraldo's event.

 

Destiny Vergara (C) with Shihan Leung (R) and Sensei Elrakabawy

 

Master Toshihiro Oshiro (2nd from L) with Shihan Kai Leung (R), Shidoin Jacqueline Soto (L) and Eric Soto

 

The Shotojuku and the ISF association was in full support of Shihan Baxter, a friend of our association for many years. World renowned Karate and Kobudo expert, Master Toshihiro Oshiro from California was in attendance and gave us valuable information on how to perform proper karate techniques.

 

Kassandra Cruz performing Seipai

 

Kassandra Cruz place 1st in Kata and kumite

 

Master Oshiro showing Kassandra Cruz how to perform proper techniques

 

Edward Nieto performing Mawashi geri

 

Our students had a great time and we look forward to attending Shihan Baxter's 2009 tournament!

 





 



Shihan Cleveland Baxter's

13th Annual Traditional Karate-Do Seminars & Championships
Valhalla New York • October 2007

 

Shihan Cleveland Baxter's annual event was attended by many world class Senseis and referees.
Athletes came from the United States, Canada and Turkey.

 

Sebastian Acosta, Shihan Leung, Sensei Clemons, Sensei Soto and Eric Soto

 

Our Karate Federation was well represented and everyone came home with a great deal of experience and awards. Senseis Rojas, Clemons, Soto and Concepcion help out all day with the competition.

 

Master Nick Adler, Shihan Earl Bennett, Master Oshiro, Shihan Kai Leung

 

Shihan Leung, tournament officials, Dr. Stricevic, and Turkish Women's Team

 

Shihan Leung, Sensei Soto and Destiny Vergara

Shihan Leung with Eric Soto

 

John Astudilo receiving his trophy

Sebastian performing kata

 

Sebastian on Turkish television

Sebastian performing kata

 

Our students had a great time and we look forward to attending Shihan Baxter's 2008 tournament!





 



Shihan Cleveland Baxter's

12th Annual Traditional Karate-Do Seminars & Championships
Valhalla New York • October 2006

 

We had a great time at Sensei Cleveland Baxter's annual tournament. The event was attended by athletes from the United States and Canada. Our Karate Federation was well represented and came home with a great deal of experience and many of the awards.

 

Shotokai Team

International Shotokai Federation members

 

Tony Skuflic and Sebastian Acosta

Shihan Leung with Tony Skuflic and Sebastian Acosta

 

Shotokai Adults

Shihan Leung with Edwin Concepcion and Victoria Angueira

 

Kassandra Cruz

Shihan Leung and Kassandra Cruz

 

Shotokai Youth

Michael Vasquez, Eric Soto, Eric Vasquez

 

All the competitors had a great learning experience and we look forward to attending Sensei Baxter's 2007 tournament!