Keiko Shin Karate

813-994-9253
3753 Bruce B. Downs Blvd. Wesley Chapel, FL 33544

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2015 AAU National Karate Championships in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Keiko Shin Karate Academy placed Number ONE in the Nation with 22 National Champion titles (gold medals).

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Keiko Shin Karate in Association with Integrated Therapy Alliance, Inc is proud to offer our New community program, geared towards those that faces challenges in their daily life.
 
"ADAPTIVE KARATE"
 
This enriched martial arts class aims to boost your child’s self-esteem, improve coordination, and increase stamina. Additionally, it  focuses on improving expressive and receptive communication, including following complex multi-step directions, and facilitate interaction and proper communication with adults and peers.
 
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Another competition went by. This time it was AAU East in Fort Pierce, FL. We did our usual Veni, Vidi, Vici -  we come, we see, we conquer. Our Team of 25 athletes came home with 39 medals in Kata and Kumite divisions. Dedication of Sensei Ernesto and superior quality of his training was proven yet again.

 

This is not however, what I would like to focus on in this article. Last Saturday we witnessed two interesting things that we kind of always knew but never before witnessed clearly with our own eyes.

 

Firstly -  we know that we are a family. Everyone supports each other and takes care of each other. We always write it in all our marketing materials and articles. Last Saturday - we all got to see how deep this actually goes.

 


What is karate? Karate is a sport used by many people for fun, as a hobby, or many people take it seriously and become world champions of karate. Karate involves warm ups and stretches that progress into sparring drills, speed drills, kata, and many other exercises. There are important parts involved in karate, such as belts, tournaments, and gear, which set attainable goals, create challenges, and provide safety.

 

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Keiko Shin karate academy takes pride by placing number ONE in the Nation after returning from AAU National Karate Championship in Raleigh, NC this past July 5th.

Keiko Shin Karate Academy (KSKA) members and families are preparing to celebrate the biggest achievement of the year.

After months of preparation, enduring all types of cross training, cardio, yoga and intense hours of traditional Shotokan karate, 20 students embarked on a journey from Florida to North Carolina to face the elite, top karate competitors not only Nationally, but also competitors from Israel, Romania and Canada.  With a high level of competition and over 2500 contenders, our 20 athletes ranging from the age of 6 to 40 years old took the Nation by surprise by sweeping all divisions that they participated in.  At the end of 3 consecutive days of nail biting, intense challenges, our team walked out of the Raleigh Convention Center with a total of 34 medals.  Out of the 34, 22 were solid gold!  

This result is not a surprise for this small local academy.  On the trail that led to the Nationals, throughout the season and in an effort to qualify, our students had already claimed a total of 74 gold medals, 43 silver, and 37 bronze.  All of this could not be possible without the knowledge, accreditation, skill, patience, perseverance, and dedication of the two head instructors of KSKA; Sensei Alex Fuentes and Sensei Ernesto Fuentes.

“I couldn’t be more proud of our students desire to have their name put in the AAU Wall of Fame and the support of the families involved in this journey” says Sensei Ernesto Fuentes with great pride.

In addition to his passion for teaching and sculpting excellent citizens for our Nation’s future, Sensei Ernesto is a proud member of the Florida Hospital Health and Wellness Center which helps him to reach out to the community with the message of living a healthy life.

Tora No Maki Challenge is a Traditional Karate Tournament hosted by Shotokan Kenkojuku Karate Dojo in Perry, Florida. It is the last tournament of the year therefore it is the most challenging event with most experienced competitors in attendance.

This year's event was held on November 9th, 2013 and competitors from Keiko Shin Karate Academy in Wesley Chapel welcomed the challenge. 13 students under direction of Sensei Ernesto Fuentes returned home with 13 gold, 8 silver, and 4 bronze medals. Interestingly -  students from Keiko Shin Karate Academy in Wesley Chapel made a clean sweep of all medals in the Intermediate Kata Division for 10-11 year old. 

Keiko Shin Karate Academy continues to impress with its students' performance at various national and international events. Their outstanding results during last Pan-American Championship in Panama and continuing successes at all national level events proves that Keiko Shin Karate Academy of Wesley Chapel under capable direction of Sensei Ernesto Fuentes is the force to be reckoned with.

Keiko Shin Karate Academy offers  Traditional Shotokan Karate-do classes for all skill levels and age groups. Keiko Shin Karate Academy is located at 26312 Wesley Chapel Blvd. Wesley Chapel, FL 33544

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Wesley Chapel, FL - Competitors from Keiko Shin Karate Academy participated in National Karate Championship in Cape Coral, Florida on October 19th. Keiko Shin team of 26 competitors, under direction of Sensei Ernesto Fuentes returned home with 23 National Champion titles (gold medals) and 25 silver and bronze medals. Keiko Shin team was represented in all age groups ranging from 5 year old to adults.

Keiko Shin Karate Academy continues to impress with its students' performance at various national and international events. Their outstanding results during last Pan-American Championship in Panama City, Panama and continuing successes at all national level events proves that Keiko Shin Karate Academy of Wesley Chapel under capable direction of Sensei Ernesto Fuentes is the force to be reckoned with.

Keiko Shin Karate Academy offers  Traditional Shotokan Karate-do classes for all skill levels and age groups. Keiko Shin Karate Academy is located at 26312 Wesley Chapel Blvd. Wesley Chapel, FL 33544

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16 Wesley Chapel Karate Students carried the entire USA on their shoulders!!

After being appointed by Shotokan Karate-do International Federation (SKIF) – Headquarters Japan to be the USA leader dojo at The Pan-American Championship Tournament, in  Panama City, Panama ; 16 students with over 200+ hours of intense training put the mark in the history of USA Traditional Karate.

 

This past August 2nd and 3rd, Keiko Shin Karate Academy located in Wesley Chapel, FL. traveled to Panama with the firm intention to represent the entire Nation against other countries from around the world. With only sixteen competitors, the local Karate Academy participated in the 8th Pan-American Championship and faced other teams with hundreds of members like Venezuela, Costa Rica, Mexico and Dominican Republic. The local but determined Wesley Chapel students stunned the 17 other countries  like Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina, Panama, Puerto Rico, Ecuador, Colombia by positioning the USA in overall 5th place! 

 

After 3 days of strong competition, the team came back this past Monday August 5th with 18 medals more enthusiastic than ever and proud of their instruction and training from Sensei Ernesto Fuentes. Sensei Fuentes graduated in Okinawa, Japan as International Karate Instructor and has been teaching Martial Arts since 1997. Under his instruction and intense training, his local Academy has produced dozens of National, Regional and Pan-American Champions every year for the past decade.

 

Besides the fact that karate has had a major impact on every student that enrolls into his program, Sensei Fuentes strives for providing to our community, disciplined and goal-oriented students.

Keiko Shin Karate Academy is an established strong Martial Arts Academy located at the Grand Oaks Square shopping plaza. For information about his team and how to be part of this amazing group of students you can review their webpage at www.kskaonline.com or calling at (813) 994-9253.

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3753 Bruce B. Downs Blvd.
Wesley Chapel, FL 33544
tel: 813-994-9253

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In order to provide our athletes with the best quality in KARATE, we are proudly affiliated with the most distinguished Organizations and Federations Nationally and Worldwide.


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