Pan-American Karate Federation Championships
The Panamerican Karate Federation holds an international championship annually. This closed circuit competition brings together elite athletes that have been selected by their respective countries. Kai Leung's Shotojuku sends members to take part in the USA NKF Team Trials annually in order to have athletes qualify for Team USA. Below are some of the results from Shotojuku members who competed as part of Team USA at the PKF Championships over the past few years.
2013 Panamerican Karate Federation Championships
Marika Watanabe takes home the silver.
2012 Panamerican Karate Federation Championships
Eva Alexander takes home the bronze.
2011 Panamerican Karate Federation Championships
Ryu Watanabe takes home a silver medal.
2010 Panamerican Karate Federation Championships
Congratulations PKF Champion Marika Watanabe!
XVII Pan-American Youth Championship
Curaçao, Antilles - September 2006
For the first time in recent years, the United States brought home the Team Championship Cup of the Youth PKF. Team USA gave performances beyond their years, as they captured 20% of the overall medals
Our Federation was well represented by four of our top athletes:
Sensei Luis Rojas student, Marisabel Molina won a gold medal for Team USA
We also thank Sebastian Acosta and Carlos Lora of the Shotojuku Dojo and Alexandra Ossa of Woodside Dojo for representing our organization and the USA in the Youth Pan-American championships.