2005-04-15 / Sports

Karate Center Earns AAU Gold

The Dojo Team from World Champions Karate Center dominated the annual AAU Metropolitan Karate Tournament Championships held at the Louis Armstrong Elmcor Youth center in Astoria, Queens on April 3. Over 200 Karate athletes competed successfully in Kata, Kumite, and Kobudo (weapons). Many WCKC students garnered gold, while others place first, second and third in various combinations.

The team which trains at the World Champions Karate Center at 112-20 BCD is shown in the above photo: Front Row: John Scaccia, Rhassan Augustin, Ryan Kohlbrecher, Eric Eccleston, Nicholas Meyer, Amanda Hernandez, Deanna Patti, Anastasia Vega, Reynaldo Acosta, Brooke Applebaum and Samantha Scaccia.

Second Row: Frank Laino, Katika Eccleston, Kellianne O’ Connor, James Lopez, Shannon Edinboro, Katherine Kelly, Kwesi Bragton, Abdullah Megid, Ian Clayman, Ymani Vega, Joelle Burgess, Jillian Arrowood, Hassan Mohammed, Anthony Castellano, Damian Gurino, Shelby Applebaum, Paige Whelan, Tiyanna Ceballos,

Back Row: Sensei Mark Gumpal and Samer Hussein, Stephen Douglin, Quacy Simon, Sensei Bruce Hodes, Justin Pine, Wanda Evelyn, Rhea Catwell, Patti Asbury and Emily Arikian. For more information about the team or training for AAU Karate, call 718-945-1618.

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