2003-04-19 / Sports

World Champions Karate Center Romps

World Champions Karate Center Romps


The World Champions Karate Center excelled at the Recent A.A.U. (Amateur Athletic Union) Metropolitan Karate Championship at Corona, Queens on April 6, 2003. The tournament team from World Champions Karate Center garnered 62 gold, 54 silver and 40 bronze medals.The competitors trained very hard for the tournament and it is evident in their performances. The athletes competed in Kata (forms), Kobudo (weapons), and Kumite (sparring).

Pictured bottom left to right: James Lopez, Charlie Wanderer, Alexis Acquista, Abdullah Megid, Jillian Spataro, Paige Whelan, Deanna Patti, Ryan Klhlbrecher, Joseph Guerrara and Matthew Spataro.

Second row left to right: Carlos Springer, Liam Ryan, Kwesi Bragton, Madison Arrowood, James Traver, Manny McNeil, Ian Clayman, Gregory Szuman, Daniel Traver, Rhea Catwell, Damian Gurino, Frank Laino, Emily Ankiam, Judith Wanderer, Tia Eveleyn, Jessica Kelly.

Back Row left to right: Coach Andrew Patti, Sensei Samer, Mark Gumpel, Sensei Bruce Hodes, Stephen Douglin, Andre Asbury, Alex Evans, Justin Pine, Wanda Evelyn, Joseph Guerrara Sr. and Regina Frain. Not pictured: Sensei Jaime Hodes, Sensei James Esopo, Crystal Woods, Ryan Ojeda, Kadeem Staton, Kellianne O’ Connor, Kim Oliphant, Adriana Rivera, Raul Rivera, Kenneth Swan, Danzel Turner, Matthew Turner, Joseph Applebaum, Richard Applebaum, Emily Arikian, Thomas Arikian, Joelle Burgess, D.J. Caravella, Tiyanna Ceballos, Drew Cedo, Philip D’Agastino, John Cunnigham, Diamond DeMartino, Shannon Edinboro, Dominic Fiorentino. The World Champion Karate Center is located at 112-20 Beach Channel Drive, Rockaway Park.


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