USANKF US Open 2013

Las Vegas Nevada • March 2013

Congratulations to dojo members Eva Alexander and Aidan Lok for bringing home numerous titles in kata, kumite and kobudo at the 2013 USANKF US Open.

USANKF US Open 2012

Las Vegas Nevada • April 2012

Congratulations to dojo members Destiny Vergara and Aidan Lok for bringing home numerous medals at the 2012 USANKF US Open.

USANKF US Open 2007

Las Vegas Nevada • April 2007

This is an international event, where top level competitors from all over the world, would come to compete.


Shotojuku members with Italian team membersSteven Holguin (left) won 1st Place in Kumite


Kassandra Cruz (USA) 1st place kumite (2nd from right) with medal winners from Japan, Norway and Sweden


Kassandra Cruz sparring


Kassandra Cruz place 2nd in Kata

WKF Kata World Champion (Italy), Luca Valdesi
winning the 2007 US open with the Kata Unsu
Kassandra Cruz
Kassandra Cruz got noticed by the international judges by winning the Gold medal in Kumite and the silver medal in Kata by beating some of the best karate practitioners in the world.

We congratulate our members for a job well done!

2006 US Open

Las Vegas Nevada • April 2006


Shotojuku Team with the Italian WKF World Kata Team Champions

Sebastian Acosta won 1st Place in Okinawan Kata 

Carlos, Brandon, Kassandra, Edward, Sebastian, Nikolai

Tournament Results

Kassandra Cruz 1st Okinawan Kata
1st Open Kumite
2nd Open Kata
Edward Nieto 1st Kilo Kumite
3rd Okinawan Kata
3rd Open Kumite
Sebastian Acosta 1st Okinawan Kata
3rd Kobudo
3rd WKF Kata
Carlos Lora 1st Kata
1st Kumite