August 21 tournament recap

SHINKYU 8-21-16 TOUR (14)Silicon Valley Karate had a total of 10 competitors in the Shinkyu Shotokan tournament on August 21. This annual tournament is for adults and teens only. Kids’ tournaments take place at other times during the year (normally October & April). We were represented by a total of three kata teams, with almost all also competing in individual kata and a couple in kumite as well.
2 gold, 1 silver in team kata (total of 5 teams in 2 divisions)
1 gold in women’s black belt kata, 1 silver in teen male black & brown belt kata, 1 bronze in teen female black & brown belt kata, 1 gold in women’s brown belt kata
1 silver, 1 bronze in teen purple belt kata
1 gold in men’s brown belt kumite, 1 silver in women’s brown belt kumite