The team competes in dojo and at outside locations on a regular basis. The district championships included team from New York City, Long Island, upstate and Connecticut. Over 200 athletes compete in KATA (Forms), Kumite (Sparring) and Kobido (weapons), as well as three man team events. Every team member medaled in at least one or more events. Sensei Bruce Hodes states that we are proud of our Rockaway presence at the Karate Tournament. Our Athletes not only do well, they represent Rockaway with respect and good sportsmanship. The team as shown: Front row (left row): Ryan Kohlbrecher, Samantha Kohlbrecha, Joshua Petit, Anastasia Vegas, Jack Brandes, John Scaccia, Michael Meyer, Reynaldo Acosta. Second row (left to right): Jacob Hunter, James Lopez, Michael Ramirez, Liam Ryan, Anthony Castellano, Deanna Patti, Katherine Kelly, Shannon Edinboro, Billy Perez, Madison Arrowood, Chris Dawkins, Shannon Barriteau, Rhassan Augustin, Tiyanna Ceballos, Samantha Scaccia, Abdullah Megid, Ymani Vega. Back Row (left to right): Sensei Mark Gumpal, Bruce Hodes, Cameron Douglin, Xavier Fleming, Emanuel McNeil, Melissa Julienne, Rhea Catwell, Gabriel Freyre, Sensei Samer. Camera Shy: Marybeth Dawson, Sean Charles, Kellianne O' Connor, Justin Pine, Emily Arikian, Tia Evelyn, Aiden Strongreen. Come and join the fun at World Champions Karate Center located at 112-20 Beach Channel Drive. 094p1_xlg.jpg

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